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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball lose to Eastern Illinois Panthers 68-43

Posted By News Staff On Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ 9:17 pm In Sports | 1 Comment

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team got off to another hot start, but could not maintain its early momentum in a 68-43 Ohio Valley Conference loss to Eastern Illinois, Saturday night at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball. [1]

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball.

Austin Peay (5-12, 0-5) changed its starting lineup for the first time in eight games and the move paid dividends early. The Lady Govs jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the opening 6:20. Senior Meghan Bussabarger [2], who came off the bench for the first time this season, scored seven points in the opening run. APSU’s defense also responded and held EIU to 1-of-8 shooting and forced five turnovers.

Meghan Bussabarger [3]Eastern Illinois (11-7, 5-1 OVC) changed tactics defensively and found its stroke offensively soon after Austin Peay gained its 10-point lead. The Panthers closed the half with a 29-8 run over the final 13:40 and took a 31-20 halftime lead. Six different EIU players scored during the half-ending run, including senior Ta’Kenya Nixon who scored eight points.

The Panthers did not relent in the second half, keeping the lead in double-digit territory the entire period. A 10-5 EIU run late in the half pushed its lead to a secure 25 points with 1:51 remaining.

Leslie Martinez [4]Senior Leslie Martinez [5] led Austin Peay with a nine-point, 11-rebound, four-steal performance. Bussabarger added 13 points.

Nixon led all scorers with 18 points and was credited with six assists. Sydney Mitchell added a 10-point, 15-rebound performance off the bench. The Panthers dominated the glass, posting a 55-38 rebounding advantage which included 20 offensive rebounds.

Austin Peay concludes its four-game homestand when it hosts SIU Edwardsville in a 7:00pm, Monday contest.

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Box Score

Eastern Illinois vs Austin Peay
1/19/13 5:15pm at Clarksville, TN. (Dunn Center)

Eastern Illinois 68

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
10 OROSZOVA, Sabina f 4-11 1-4 0-0 6-7 13 3 9 1 2 1 1 20
51 KING, Mariah f 1-6 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 5 2 0 4 0 1 11
03 PAYNE, Katlyn g 2-7 2-6 2-2 1-6 7 3 8 0 1 0 0 23
04 WYSS, Kelsey g 2-8 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 6 0 1 0 1 29
15 NIXON, Ta’Kenya g 8-12 0-1 2-6 1-2 3 2 18 6 5 0 1 34
01 WOOLFOLK, Danielle - 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2
22 CRUNK, Jordyne - 2-6 1-3 0-0 0-1 1 1 5 2 0 0 1 22
24 PALOMBIZIO, Morgan - 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 12
32 SHUMPERT, Alece - 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
33 MITCHELL, Sydney - 5-14 0-0 0-1 6-9 15 1 10 3 3 0 2 25
40 OLSON, Taryn - 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 16
54 WILLIS, DeAnna - 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
TM TEAM - - - - 3-5 8 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 29-72 6-19 4-9 20-35 55 21 68 13 16 1 7 200
40.3% 31.6% 44.4%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 12-38 5-13 2-5
31.6% 38.5% 40.0%
2nd Half: 17-34 1-6 2-4
50.0% 16.7% 50.0%

Austin Peay 43

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
21 NWOKOCHA, Jennifer f 2-9 0-0 3-5 1-7 8 1 7 0 4 0 0 27
32 HARDAWAY, Alexis f 2-5 0-0 2-4 3-2 5 3 6 0 2 0 1 24
03 BULEY, Shira g 2-5 1-2 0-1 0-2 2 3 5 3 3 0 2 25
14 MARTINEZ, Leslie g 3-11 1-4 2-2 3-8 11 2 9 3 4 2 4 39
44 OLSZEWSKI, Shelby g 1-4 0-3 1-6 3-0 3 2 3 2 4 0 2 26
01 GRAY, Tiasha - 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
04 STAINBACK, Kristen - 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole - 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 12
15 HOWARD, Amber - 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
23 NORTON, Symantha - 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
42 HILL, Kaitlyn - 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
43 BUSSABARGER, Meghan - 6-14 1-4 0-0 1-3 4 1 13 1 0 0 0 20
TM TEAM - - - - 1-2 3 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 16-57 3-18 8-18 12-26 38 15 43 10 20 2 10 200
28.1% 16.7% 44.4%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 8-28 2-10 2-8
28.6% 20.0% 25.0%
2nd Half: 8-29 1-8 6-10
27.6% 12.5% 60.0%

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Eastern Illinois 31 37 68 Record: (11-7 (5-1 OVC))
Austin Peay 20 23 43 Record: (5-12 (0-5 OVC))

 

Points in the paint-EIU 32,APSU 18. Points off turnovers-EIU 19,APSU 10.
2nd chance points-EIU 15,APSU 5. Fast break points-EIU 4,APSU 4.
Bench points-EIU 25,APSU 13. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-1 time.
Last FG-EIU 2nd-00:28, APSU 2nd-01:39.
Largest lead-EIU by 25 2nd-01:51, APSU by 10 1st-13:40.
Officials: Cole Womack(R), Alex Sheffield, David Jenkins
Technical fouls: Eastern Illinois-None. Austin Peay-None.
Attendance: 650
Player of the Game: Leslie Martinez

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