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Austin Governors lose close one to SIU Edwardsville Cougars at home 54-49

Posted By News Staff On Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:30 pm In Sports | No Comments

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team battled back from a double-digit deficit but went cold in the game’s deciding moments en route to a 54-49 Ohio Valley Conference loss to SIU Edwardsville, Monday night, at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball. [1]

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball.

Austin Peay (5-13, 0-6 OVC) trailed by 10 points with 18:55 remaining in the second half an SIUE basket by CoCo Moore. The Lady Govs then went on an extended 15-2 scoring run that lasted 7:25 to take a 34-31 lead with 11:11 left. Freshman Alexis Hardaway had six points during the burst while senior Meghan Bussabarger hit a three-pointer to give Austin Peay the lead.

SIU Edwardsville (9-10, 3-4 OVC) allowed Austin Peay to lead for 58 seconds, scoring the game’s next four points to regain the lead. Austin Peay would again briefly lead for 47 seconds after sophomore Shelby Olszewski’s three-pointer gave it a 39-38 lead, but SIUE made two free throws to gain the lead for good with 7:33 left.

Meghan Bussabarger [2]The Lady Govs did not allow the Cougars to run away and hide – keeping the deficit within four points the game’s remainder. Senior Leslie Martinez hit a three-pointer with 3:29 left, cutting the lead to 50-49, but it would be Austin Peay’s final points of the night.

SIUE dominated the first half thanks to a 31-12 rebounding edge in the period, including 11 offensive rebounds that it turned into 13 second-chance points. Austin Peay did not help its cause when it went over eight minutes without a field goal in the period, but saw SIUE expand its lead to only nine points during that span. The Cougars would settle for a 27-19 halftime advantage.

Alexis Hardaway [3]Bussabarger led Austin Peay with 13 points on 3-of-18 shooting. Hardaway added a 12-point, six-rebound performance. Martinez chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds.

SIUE’s Raven Berry finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds after posting 13 points and 10 rebounds in the first half. Tierny Austin chipped in 15 points and nine rebounds. The Cougars finished the game with a 52-28 rebounding edge, but committed a season-high 29 turnovers.

Austin Peay begins a three-game road trip when it meets Tennessee Tech in a 5:30pm, Saturday contest in Cookeville, TN.

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Box Score

SIU Edwardsville vs Austin Peay
1/21/13 7:00pm at Clarksville, TN. (Dunn Center)

SIU Edwardsville 54

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
33 CAPOTOSTO, Ashley f 2-4 0-0 4-4 3-5 8 4 8 0 7 1 1 28
45 BERRY, Raven f 5-8 0-0 3-4 5-8 13 4 13 3 1 0 3 25
01 MOORE, CoCo g 2-6 0-0 1-3 2-4 6 2 5 1 6 2 1 31
22 HILL, Jazmin g 0-5 0-4 4-6 0-2 2 1 4 0 3 0 0 34
23 AUSTIN, Tierny g 6-13 1-4 2-5 4-5 9 2 15 2 6 0 2 36
20 WENDT, Jessie - 1-3 1-2 2-2 0-0 0 1 5 1 1 0 1 19
25 HERROD, Michaela - 2-6 0-0 0-0 2-6 8 3 4 1 2 0 2 14
42 DECKER, Allyssa - 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
55 WARFORD, Raven - 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 6
TM TEAM - - - - 2-0 2 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 18-46 2-10 16-24 19-33 52 17 54 8 29 3 10 200
39.1% 20.0% 66.7%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 10-28 2-8 5-7
35.7% 25.0% 71.4%
2nd Half: 8-18 0-2 11-17
44.4% 0.0% 64.7%


Austin Peay 49

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
32 HARDAWAY, Alexis f 6-12 0-0 0-1 4-2 6 1 12 0 2 1 1 32
43 BUSSABARGER, Meghan f 3-18 3-8 4-4 5-0 5 2 13 0 1 0 2 35
03 BULEY, Shira g 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 1 2 2 3 0 0 4 25
14 MARTINEZ, Leslie g 5-13 1-3 1-2 1-7 8 4 12 4 8 0 5 40
44 OLSZEWSKI, Shelby g 1-5 1-4 0-0 0-1 1 5 3 1 5 0 0 31
04 STAINBACK, Kristen - 1-8 1-6 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 14
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole - 1-3 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 10
21 NWOKOCHA, Jennifer - 0-1 0-0 2-2 2-0 2 3 2 1 0 1 0 11
42 HILL, Kaitlyn - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
TM TEAM - - - - 2-2 4 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 18-62 6-22 7-10 14-14 28 22 49 13 17 2 14 200
29.0% 27.3% 70.0%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 6-28 2-10 5-7
21.4% 20.0% 71.4%
2nd Half: 12-34 4-12 2-3
35.3% 33.3% 66.7%

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
SIU Edwardsville 27 27 54 Record: (9-10 (3-4 OVC))
Austin Peay 19 30 49 Record: (5-13 (0-6 OVC))

 

Points in the paint-SIUE 30,APSU 22. Points off turnovers-SIUE 13,APSU 22.
2nd chance points-SIUE 21,APSU 12. Fast break points-SIUE 0,APSU 6.
Bench points-SIUE 9,APSU 7. Score tied-4 times. Lead changed-4 times.
Last FG-SIUE 2nd-00:47, APSU 2nd-03:29.
Largest lead-SIUE by 11 1st-05:02, APSU by 3 2nd-11:11.
Officials: Meadow Overstreet(R), Walter Flowers, Richelle Brown
Technical fouls: SIU Edwardsville-None. Austin Peay-None.
Attendance: 750
Player of the Game: Alexis Hardaway

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