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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball fades down the stretch to lose to Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

Posted By News Staff On Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 9:41 pm In Sports | No Comments

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsCookeville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team saw a barrage of Tennessee Tech three-pointers undo a second-half comeback attempt in a 73-51 Ohio Valley Conference loss to Tennessee Tech, Saturday at the Eblen Center.

Senior Meghan Bussabarger recorded her season's second double-double in the Lady Govs loss at Tennessee Tech, Saturday. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information) [1]

Senior Meghan Bussabarger recorded her season’s second double-double in the Lady Govs loss at Tennessee Tech, Saturday. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (5-14, 0-7 OVC) opened the second half with a 9-2 run and closed within one point, 35-34, with 14:28 remaining. Senior Leslie Martinez contributed the run’s first four points while freshman Jennifer Nwokocha and sophomore Shira Buley [2] each added a pair of free throws.

Tennessee Tech (11-9, 5-2 OVC) kept Austin Peay from taking the lead over the next two minutes before scoring 11 consecutive points, including three three-pointers, to start a 16-2 run that pushed the lead to 15 points, 53-38, with eight minutes remaining. Austin Peay would mount a charge and cut the lead to 12 points, 58-46, with 5:58 left but would get no closer.

Leslie Martinez [3]The Lady Govs controlled the game’s early momentum, holding the Golden Eagles to 2-of-10 shooting over the opening 7:43. However, Austin Peay was able to build only a 5-4 lead in that opening stretch.

Tennessee Tech broke through offensively over the next five minutes, compiling a 17-3 run thanks to senior Kellie Cook’s four three pointers, and built a 13-point, 21-8 lead with 7:53 left. Austin Peay’s offense went cold during that same stretch, going without a field goal over a span of over seven minutes.

Austin Peay ended the half with an 18-12 run, making eight of its final 11 shots. Senior Meghan Bussabarger [4] scored eight of her 10 first half points during the run. However, the Lady Govs entered halftime trailing 33-26.

Meghan Bussabarger [5]Bussabarger led Austin Peay with a 16-point, 10-rebound – her second double-double this season – but was only 7-of-19 from the floor. Martinez added 13 points and finished with six rebounds and five assists.

Tennessee Tech made 13 three-pointers in the victory – the most by an Austin Peay opponent this season. Kellie Cook made 7-of-9 from three-point range and finished with a game-high 23 points. Jala Harris converted on 5-of-6 from outside the arc and added 17 points and eight assists.

Austin Peay continues its three-game road trip with a 7:00pm, Monday contest at Jacksonville State.

Box Score

Austin Peay vs Tennessee Tech
1/26/13 5:30pm at Eblen Center (Cookeville, TN)

Austin Peay 51

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
03 BULEY, Shira * 0-3 0-0 2-2 0-2 2 1 2 2 0 0 3 13
14 MARTINEZ, Leslie * 5-13 1-5 2-2 2-4 6 2 13 5 4 0 1 39
32 HARDAWAY, Alexis * 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 18
43 BUSSABARGER, Meghan * 7-19 0-5 2-2 4-6 10 2 16 0 1 0 1 40
44 OLSZEWSKI, Shelby * 2-6 1-5 1-2 0-1 1 0 6 1 1 0 1 31
01 GRAY, Tiasha - 1-5 0-2 0-0 1-0 1 2 2 1 4 0 4 26
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole - 2-6 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 5 2 0 0 1 19
21 NWOKOCHA, Jennifer - 2-3 0-0 3-4 0-1 1 5 7 0 1 0 1 14
TM TEAM - - - - 2-0 2 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 19-55 3-21 10-12 9-15 24 13 51 12 12 0 12 200
34.5% 14.3% 83.3%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 11-29 3-13 1-2
37.9% 23.1% 50.0%
2nd Half: 8-26 0-8 9-10
30.8% 0.0% 90.0%

Tennessee Tech 73

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
13 DAVIS, Lashay * 0-5 0-5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 22
14 BARKER, Katherine * 0-2 0-1 0-0 1-0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 6
20 HARRIS, Jala * 6-9 5-6 0-0 0-3 3 2 17 8 6 0 1 32
32 PARSON, Candace * 1-2 0-0 2-2 2-4 6 4 4 0 1 1 1 16
41 COOK, Kylie * 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 21
00 HENDERSON, Diamond - 4-6 1-1 3-3 1-3 4 3 12 0 6 0 0 18
02 NICHOLSON, Tia - 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
03 COOK, Kellie - 8-10 7-9 0-0 0-6 6 1 23 2 0 1 0 32
05 SCANTLAND, Hope - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
11 DEMERY, Quira - 1-2 0-0 2-3 1-1 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 2
15 MURRAY, Kanaja - 0-1 0-1 0-0 1-0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
22 WILLIAMS, T’Keyah - 2-2 0-0 1-2 0-5 5 2 5 1 4 0 1 17
40 HEADY, Molly - 1-4 0-0 2-2 1-2 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 17
55 CADDY, Christina - 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
TM TEAM - - - - 0-2 2 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 25-47 13-24 10-12 8-28 36 14 73 19 21 2 5 200
53.2% 54.2% 83.3%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 12-24 8-16 1-2
50.0% 50.0% 50.0%
2nd Half: 13-23 5-8 9-10
56.5% 62.5% 90.0%

 


Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Austin Peay 26 25 51 Record: (5-14, 0-7 OVC)
Tennessee Tech 33 40 73 Record: (11-9, 5-2 OVC)

 

Points in the paint-APSU 24,TTU 29. Points off turnovers-APSU 16,TTU 16.
2nd chance points-APSU 7,TTU 10. Fast break points-APSU 4,TTU 11.
Bench points-APSU 14,TTU 50. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-1 time.
Last FG-APSU 2nd-03:52, TTU 2nd-00:38.
Largest lead-APSU by 3 1st-15:40, TTU by 22 2nd-00:38.
Officials: Erica Bradley, Ryan Freeman, Kerry Pierre
Technical fouls: Austin Peay-None. Tennessee Tech-None.
Attendance: 1949

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