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APSU Lady Govs Basketball shoots lights out to down Central Arkansas

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – One week after an admittedly sub-par effort on both ends of the court, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team put together a complete effort in an 81-60 victory against Central Arkansas, Saturday night, at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay's Tiasha Gray had a career-high 28 points on 13-of-20 shooting against Central Arkansas Saturday night. APSU Women's Basketball. (David Roach-Clarksville Sports Network)

Austin Peay’s Tiasha Gray had a career-high 28 points on 13-of-20 shooting against Central Arkansas Saturday night. APSU Women’s Basketball. (David Roach-Clarksville Sports Network)

One week ago, Austin Peay (3-3) shot just 27 percent in the final 31 minutes in a loss to Evansville. The Lady Govs flipped the script in Saturday’s win, making 70.7 percent (29-of-41) from the floor in the game’s final 30 minutes.

Austin Peay saw Central Arkansas take its only lead, 13-12, at the 10:18 mark of the first half before it began its half-ending burst. The Lady Govs closed the half on a 23-9 run that saw them make 10-of-15 from the floor and take a 35-22 halftime lead.

Tiasha GrayCentral Arkansas (5-2) trimmed the lead to nine points less than two minutes into the second half. Yet Austin Peay countered with a 13-3 run to build a 19-point, 48-29, lead with 14:36 remaining. They would not be threatened the game’s remainder as they converted an impressive 19-of-26 shots (73.1 percent) in the half.

Defensively, the Lady Govs held Central Arkansas (5-2) to just 35.1 percent (20-of-57) shooting for the game. It was only the second time this season Central Arkansas was held below 40 percent shooting in a contest, both resulting in losses.

Jennifer NwokochaIndividually, sophomore Tiasha Gray led Austin Peay with a career-high 28 points on 13-of-20 shooting. Sophomore Jennifer Nwokocha also finished with a career-high 14 points and career-high tying eight rebounds. Junior Kristen Stainback and freshman Tearra Banks each had 10 points.

Terai Sadler led Central Arkansas with 16 points. Maggie Proffitt chipped in 13 points.

Austin Peay will close out its five-game homestand with an 11:00am, Wednesday contest against Middle Tennessee.

Box Score

Central Arkansas vs Austin Peay
November 30th, 2013 | 7:00pm | Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

Central Arkansas 60

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
01 Sadler, Terai f 6-7 0-0 4-7 1-3 4 2 16 0 0 0 2 26
50 Duever, Courtney c 3-13 0-1 0-0 2-0 2 3 6 3 4 0 0 22
02 Rice, Micah g 0-6 0-2 0-0 2-0 2 2 0 1 2 0 1 23
10 Mullins, Brianna g 2-5 1-1 0-0 0-2 2 3 5 0 1 0 0 18
22 Proffitt, Maggie g 4-10 3-7 2-2 0-3 3 1 13 1 1 0 3 25
00 McClure, Kelsey - 2-4 1-2 0-0 1-1 2 1 5 0 1 0 0 7
03 Ewings, Kelsei - 1-2 0-1 5-6 0-1 1 0 7 6 3 0 0 20
04 Young, Shayln - 1-3 1-2 0-0 1-0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 5
05 Watkins, Jameka - 0-1 0-1 2-2 0-0 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 17
23 Agee, Brittany - 1-4 0-0 1-3 1-2 3 1 3 0 1 1 0 17
24 Herrell, Peyton - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
25 Logan, Raquel - 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
30 Amos,Tyisha - 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 12
TM TEAM - - - - 5-2 7 - - - 1 - - -
Totals………….. - 20-57 6-17 14-21 16-17 33 17 60 12 17 1 7 200
35.1% 35.3% 66.7%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 9-29 1-7 3-5
31.0% 14.3% 60.0%
2nd Half: 11-28 5-10 11-16
39.3% 50.0% 68.8%

Austin Peay 81

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 7-9 0-0 0-0 4-4 8 5 14 2 1 1 1 20
32 HARDAWAY, Alexis f 2-3 0-0 3-6 1-5 6 5 7 4 3 0 0 28
01 GRAY, Tiasha g 13-20 0-2 2-2 0-3 3 3 28 5 2 2 1 34
04 STAINBACK, Kristen g 4-11 0-3 2-3 1-6 7 0 10 0 1 0 1 38
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole g 2-6 1-1 0-0 1-3 4 2 5 2 4 1 3 40
03 RIVERS, April - 0-1 0-0 2-3 0-0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 8
14 RATES, Beth - 2-3 0-0 1-2 1-2 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 12
25 BANKS, Tearra - 5-6 0-0 0-2 3-1 4 2 10 0 2 2 1 20
TM TEAM - - - - 0-2 2 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 35-59 1-6 10-18 11-26 37 19 81 14 13 6 7 200
59.3% 16.7% 55.6%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 16-33 0-3 3-5
48.5% 0.0% 60.0%
2nd Half: 19-26 1-3 7-13
73.1% 33.3% 53.8%

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Central Arkansas 22 38 60 Record: (5-2)
Austin Peay 35 46 81 Record: (3-3)

 

 

Points in the paint-UCA 26,APSU 44. Points off turnovers-UCA 15,APSU 17.
2nd chance points-UCA 2,APSU 9. Fast break points-UCA 0,APSU 2.
Bench points-UCA 20,APSU 17. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-2 times.
Last FG-UCA 2nd-00:27, APSU 2nd-00:00.
Largest lead-UCA by 1 1st-10:18, APSU by 22 2nd-00:40.

 

Officials: Bryan Nichols, Kyle Doehrman, Theromiles FlowersTechnical fouls: Central Arkansas-None. Austin Peay-TEAM.

Attendance: 475

Austin Peay Player of the Game: Jennifer Nwokocha

 


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