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APSU Lady Govs Basketball lose to Chattanooga 81-70

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team got off to a good start but could not maintain the momentum in an 81-70 loss to Chattanooga, Wednesday night, at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball falls to Chattanooga. (Brittany Sparn/APSU Sports)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball falls to Chattanooga. (Brittany Sparn/APSU Sports)

Austin Peay (3-7) head coach Carrie Daniels put forth a different starting five for the first time this season with three freshmen – guard April Rivers and forwards Tearra Banks and Beth Rates – getting their first starting nod. Banks responded by scoring the Lady Govs first five points as they jumped out to a 5-2 lead.

The Lady Govs would lead for the bulk of the game’s first 17 minutes, building as much as a five point lead, 24-19, six minutes into the contest. The Lady Govs offense clicked along, making 12 of its first 22 shots (54.5 percent) in the opening 16 minutes. Meanwhile, APSU’s defense held Chattanooga to 8-of-18 shooting (44.4 percent) in the first 13 minutes.

Tiasha GrayHowever, Chattanooga (9-3) warmed up in the final seven minutes, making all eight of its field goal attempts in a 21-7 half-ending run. Meanwhile, Austin Peay missed eight consecutive shots before sophomore Tiasha Gray hit a jumper with three seconds left to set the halftime score a 38-29 in the Lady Mocs favor.

The Lady Mocs extended their advantage to 22 points, 73-51, with 5:59 left in the game. Yet, Austin Peay ended the game with a 19-8 run, to cut that lead in half before the final horn. Gray scored 11 points in that final run.

After opening with just eight makes in its first 18 shots, Chattanooga went 26-of-36 (72.2 percent) from the floor in the final 26 minutes. The Lady Mocs finished the game shooting 63 percent (34-of-54) from the floor for the game. Austin Peay could not keep pace despite making over 40 percent (28-of-69, 40.6 percent) of its attempts.

Kristen StainbackGray led all scorers with 27 points, one shy of her career high, on 10-of-23 shooting while chipping in four assists. Banks added 12 points before leaving the game with a lower body injury. Junior Kristen Stainback added 13 points.

Chelsey Shumpert led Chattanooga with 16 points. Taylor Hall had a 15-point, seven-rebound, eight-assist outing.

Austin Peay begins a three-game road trip with a 3:30pm, Saturday contest at Wichita State to open the Wichita State Winter Classic.

Box Score

Chattanooga vs Austin Peay
December 12th, 2013 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

Chattanooga 81

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
31 HALL, Taylor f 6-10 1-1 2-2 1-6 7 2 15 8 6 1 2 34
44 DEWART, Ashlen f 2-5 0-0 0-0 1-2 3 3 4 1 0 1 0 14
21 BLACK, Alex g 1-3 0-2 0-0 0-2 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 14
25 SHUMPERT, Chelsey g 5-6 2-2 4-5 0-1 1 2 16 1 0 0 1 14
35 GILBERT, Aryanna g 4-4 0-0 1-1 0-1 1 1 9 3 2 0 2 23
01 PAYNE, Alicia - 1-2 0-1 0-2 0-3 3 3 2 0 2 0 0 26
03 JOYNER, Jasmine - 1-3 0-0 1-2 0-3 3 2 3 1 1 1 0 6
05 HARTLAGE, Whitney - 1-3 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 6
11 TOWNS, Ka’Vonne - 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-4 4 0 4 2 0 0 1 17
12 DOWNES, Meghan - 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 9
23 JOHNSON, Moses - 1-1 0-0 0-2 0-2 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 6
33 JACKSON, Tatianna - 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 11
34 DUPREE, Faith - 8-11 0-0 1-2 1-5 6 0 17 2 1 3 0 20
TM TEAM - - - - 1-0 1 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 34-54 4-9 9-16 5-31 36 20 81 20 15 7 6 200
63.0% 44.4% 56.3%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 16-26 2-4 4-6
61.5% 50.0% 66.7%
2nd Half: 18-28 2-5 5-10
64.3% 40.0% 50.0%

Austin Peay 70

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
14 RATES, Beth f 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-4 5 4 0 1 0 0 1 17
25 BANKS, Tearra c 5-7 0-0 2-4 3-1 4 2 12 0 2 0 1 9
01 GRAY, Tiasha g 10-23 2-4 5-8 1-2 3 4 27 4 3 0 3 40
03 RIVERS, April g 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 13
04 STAINBACK, Kristen g 5-11 2-5 1-3 2-3 5 2 13 0 0 0 1 35
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole - 0-3 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 22
15 FOX, Emily - 1-4 1-4 0-0 1-1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 11
21 NWOKOCHA, Jennifer - 1-5 0-0 0-0 1-1 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 11
32 HARDAWAY, Alexis - 3-8 0-0 0-2 2-0 2 1 6 1 3 0 1 18
42 NORTON, Symantha - 1-1 0-0 0-1 1-3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 9
44 SCOTT, Jacey - 2-4 1-2 0-0 0-2 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 15
TM TEAM - - - - 4-1 5 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 28-69 6-17 8-18 16-19 35 20 70 10 11 0 8 200
40.6% 35.3% 44.4%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 13-31 1-4 2-8
41.9% 25.0% 25.0%
2nd Half: 15-38 5-13 6-10
39.5% 38.5% 60.0%

 

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Chattanooga 38 43 81 Record: (9-3)
Austin Peay 29 41 70 Record: (3-7)

 

Points in the paint-UTC 48,APSU 30.Points off turnovers-UTC 22,APSU 11.
2nd chance points-UTC 8,APSU 14. Fast break points-UTC 6,APSU 2.
Bench points-UTC 35,APSU 18. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-5 times.
Last FG-UTC 2nd-01:32, APSU 2nd-00:27.
Largest lead-UTC by 22 2nd-05:59, APSU by 5 1st-06:36.

 

Officials: Brad Maxey, Rob Fessler, Alycia DukesTechnical fouls: Chattanooga-None. Austin Peay-None.

Attendance: 601

Austin Peay Player of the Game: Tiasha Gray

 


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