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Austin Peay Lady Govs vs. Morehead State Eagles
Monday, January 13th, 2014 | 5:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay women’s basketball team (3-13, 0-3 OVC) concludes the Kentucky portion of its schedule when it meets Morehead State (8-8, 2-1 OVC) in a 5:00pm (CT), Monday contest at Johnson Arena.The Lady Govs enter Monday’s affair seeking their first OVC win after dropping a 76-68 decision at Murray State, Saturday. Austin Peay recovered from a 14-point first-half deficit to close within four points in the second half. However, an ill-timed five-minute scoring drought doomed APSU.
Freshman Tearra Banks had a huge hand in the 14-5 second half run, scoring seven consecutive points. She finished with a team-best 17 points off the bench. Senior Nicole Olszewski added 13 points and five assists in her first start since December 14th.
Morehead State returns to action after suffering its first OVC loss in a 79-58 home defeat, Saturday, to now East Division leader Eastern Kentucky. Terrice Robinson led the Eagles with 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including a 8-of-11 effort from the free throw line.
Austin Peay Lady Govs
Monday’s contest will be the fourth, and final, contest the Lady Govs will play in Kentucky – they have faced Western Kentucky, Louisville and Murray State previously. Austin Peay carries an 10-game losing streak into Monday’s contest, its longest losing streak since the 1990-91 campaign.
Sophomore guard Tiasha Gray leads the Lady Govs in scoring (13.3 ppg) and assists (4.9 apg). Five APSU players have recorded a double-double this season.
Austin Peay’s non-conference opponents have combined for a .551 win percentage this season and APSU’s non-conference strength of schedule ranks 58th according to WBBState.com.
Morehead State Eagles
Morehead State’s loss to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, ended a four-game winning streak. The Eagles opened conference play with wins at Eastern Illinois (75-64) and SIU Edwardsville (57-53). Morehead State has a 2-1 mark in OVC play, despite a minus-50 (minus-16.7 per game) rebounding margin in those contests.
Senior guard Terrice Robinson has averaged 21.3 points per game in league action, 23 of her 64 points in league play coming at the free throw line.
An Austin Peay Win Would
End its 10-game losing streak and be its first win since November 30th… End its seven-game OVC losing streak… Snap its six-game losing streak away from the Dunn Center and make it 2-7 on the road… Improve Daniels’ record to 83-151 overall and 53-77 in OVC action… Make the Lady Govs 436-623 overall since 1976-77.
An Austin Peay Loss Would
Banks Big At Murray
She had seven consecutive points as part of a 14-5 run that slashed the Racers lead to four points in the second half.
Olszewski Shines In Return
It was her first start since December 14th at Louisville and she responded with an impressive 13-point, five-assist outing.
It was Olszewski’s second double-digit scoring outing this season.
Stainback Falters, Recovers
She did not record her first points until the 16:07 mark of the second half, but went on to finish with 10 points while grabbing a career high nine rebounds.
Lady Govs Limit Racers
Austin Peay’s defense limited Murray State to a 31.3 percent shooting performance, January 11th.
It was the lowest shooting percent age by a Lady Govs opponent this season, surpassing the 34.2 percent outing by Western Kentucky in the season opener.
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