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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs fall to UT Martin Skyhawks 81-64

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior forward Meghan Bussabarger finished her career with a 19-point performance but Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team saw its 2012-13 campaign come to a close with an 81-64 Ohio Valley Conference loss to UT Martin, Saturday, at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (7-21, 2-14 OVC) utilized a 2-3 zone to fluster UT Martin over the game’s opening 12 minutes. Bussabarger scored the Lady Govs first eight points, including a pair of three-pointers, keeping APSU close until the rest of the team warmed up.

Freshmen Tiasha Gray and Alexis Hardaway combined for 11 of Austin Peay’s next 13 points as they built a 21-18 advantage with 7:23 left.

Meghan BussabargerUT Martin (16-14, 11-5 OVC) finally started to find its range over the final seven minutes, using a 15-7 run to take a 33-28 lead with 2:19 left. Junior Jasmine Newsome scored eight of her 18 first-half points during the burst. The Skyhawks would nurse that lead the half’s remainder and led 39-33 at the break.

Austin Peay closed within four points early in the second half as five different players scored over the opening three minutes, Bussabarger hitting a jumper with 17:19 left to cut the lead to 46-42.

UT Martin responded forcefully, scoring the game’s next eight points to build a 12-point lead. Austin Peay would only get within seven points the rest of the way.

Leslie MartinezTurnovers proved critical throughout the contest, UT Martin committing only seven in the contest while forcing 19 Austin Peay miscues. That translated into 23 UTM points off turnovers while APSU scored only eight points off miscues.

Bussabarger finished with 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting, including 3-of-8 from three-point range. Freshman Tiasha Gray added 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Senior forward Leslie Martinez added a 10-point, nine-rebound and seven-assist performance.

UT Martin’s Newsome led all scorers with 26 points on 9-of-20 shooting. Junior guard Heather Butler finished with 19 points – pushing her past the 2,000 career point plateau. Senior forward Rickiesha Bryant chipped in a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double performance.

Box Score

UT Martin vs Austin Peay
3/2/13 5:15pm at Clarksville, TN (Dunn Center)

UT Martin 81

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
34 CRAWFORD, Shelby f 3-6 1-3 0-0 3-1 4 1 7 0 1 0 0 32
33 BRYANT, Rickiesha c 4-5 0-0 5-5 6-7 13 0 13 1 1 1 2 36
11 BUTLER, Heather g 5-20 1-12 8-9 0-5 5 2 19 7 2 0 1 39
12 NEWSOME, Jasmine g 9-20 3-12 5-6 1-3 4 1 26 4 0 1 1 39
20 SCHUBERT, Katie g 3-7 3-6 0-0 1-1 2 0 9 1 1 0 6 33
10 HALL, Chelsey - 1-4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 6
21 VANLANDINGHAM, Sydne - 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
22 TAYLOR, Barianne - 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
32 WHITE, Megan - 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 7
42 BASSETT-SMITH, Ashle - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TM TEAM - - - - 0-3 3 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 26-65 9-38 20-22 12-23 35 4 81 13 7 2 10 200
40.0% 23.7% 90.9%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 14-34 4-19 7-8
41.2% 21.1% 87.5%
2nd Half: 12-31 5-19 13-14
38.7% 26.3% 92.9%

Austin Peay 64

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
43 BUSSABARGER, Meghan f 8-19 3-8 0-0 2-3 5 2 19 0 1 0 0 31
42 HILL, Kaitlyn c 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
01 GRAY, Tiasha g 6-9 3-5 0-0 4-4 8 3 15 5 5 0 1 39
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole g 2-9 1-7 0-0 0-4 4 3 5 2 3 0 0 33
14 MARTINEZ, Leslie g 4-9 1-3 1-1 3-6 9 1 10 7 5 0 1 28
03 BULEY, Shira - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 11
04 STAINBACK, Kristen - 2-5 1-1 0-0 0-1 1 0 5 1 1 0 0 13
15 HOWARD, Amber - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+
21 NWOKOCHA, Jennifer - 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 13
22 YARBROUGH, Lauren - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+
32 HARDAWAY, Alexis - 4-6 0-0 0-2 1-3 4 0 8 1 2 0 1 24
54 MAKI, Lauren - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+
TM TEAM - - - - 0-2 2 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 27-59 9-24 1-3 10-28 38 14 64 16 19 0 3 200
45.8% 37.5% 33.3%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 14-28 5-11 0-2
50.0% 45.5% 0.0%
2nd Half: 13-31 4-13 1-1
41.9% 30.8% 100 %

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
UT Martin 39 42 81 Record: (16-14 (11-5 OVC))
Austin Peay 33 31 64 Record: (7-21 (2-14 OVC))

 

Points in the paint-UTM 28,APSU 28. Points off turnovers-UTM 23,APSU 8.
2nd chance points-UTM 14,APSU 12. Fast break points-UTM 4,APSU 2.
Bench points-UTM 7,APSU 15. Score tied-4 times. Lead changed-7 times.
Last FG-UTM 2nd-02:51, APSU 2nd-00:56.
Largest lead-UTM by 17 2nd-02:51, APSU by 3 1st-10:57.

 

Officials: Charlie Hust, Josh Loggins, Kyle Doehrman
Technical fouls: UT Martin-None. Austin Peay-None.
Attendance: 850
Player of the Game: Leslie Martinez

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