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APSU Lady Govs Basketball continues win streak with 77-67 victory over SIU Edwardsville Cougars

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUEdwardsville, IL – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team built its largest lead of the campaign and then held on for a 77-67 Ohio Valley Conference victory against SIU Edwardsville, Monday night, at the Vadalabene Center.

Freshman Tearra Banks scored a career-high 19 points in the Lady Govs win at SIUE, Monday. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Freshman Tearra Banks scored a career-high 19 points in the Lady Govs win at SIUE, Monday. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

The win was Austin Peay’s (6-13, 3-3 OVC) third straight win in conference play and on the road. It is the Lady Govs longest road win streak since the 2005-06 season.

The Lady Govs put together one of their finest halves of the season and built a 20-point, 42-22, halftime advantage.

Austin Peay then opened the second half with an 11-4 run to build its largest lead of the season – a 27-point, 53-26, advantage with 16:32 remaining.

Kristen StainbackSIUE (5-14, 2-5 OVC) began chipping away at that deficit, first with an 11-2 run over the game’s next four minutes that cut the deficit to 18 points, 55-37. Austin Peay pushed the lead back to 21 points thanks to junior Kristen Stainback’s three-pointer at the 10:50 mark.

The Cougars then cut the deficit to 13 points with a 14-6 run over the next five minutes, leaving APSU with a 70-57 lead. Sophomore Tiasha Gray hit a three-pointer at the 5:26 mark to give the Lady Govs a brief respite. However, it would be Austin Peay’s final field goal of the contest.

Tiasha GrayAustin Peay would go 0-for-4 from the floor in the final five minutes and converted 4-of-7 from the free-throw line. However, SIUE could not make inroads into the deficit as it made just 2-of-10 from the floor and 5-of-9 from the free-throw line. The result was a 10-4 SIUE game-ending run that could not close the deficit.

The Lady Govs opened the game with an impressive first-half performance. Austin Peay forced SIUE to commit 17 turnovers thanks to a 12-steal performance that tied APSU’s single-season best.

The Lady Govs then shot 41.7 percent (15-of-36) from the floor while limiting the Cougars to 34.5 percent (10-of-29) shooting. Austin Peay enjoyed a 24-point advantage in the frame before settling on the 20-point lead.

Sophomore Tiasha Gray came off the bench and for the third-straight game led APSU, scoring 20 points at SIUE with four assists and four steals. Freshman Tearra Banks added a career-high 19 points to APSU’s winning performance.

Nicole OlszewskiJunior Kristen Stainback chipped in 15 points and senior Nicole Olszewski added 12 points.

Tierny Austin posted a 21-point, 11-rebound performance to pace SIUE. Off the bench, Jessie Wendt and Raven Warford supplied 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Austin Peay returns home and will seek to end a 10-game OVC home losing streak when it hosts Tennessee Tech in a 3:00pm, Saturday contest.

Box Score

Austin Peay Lady Govs vs. SIU Edwardsville
Monday, January 20th, 2014 | 7:00pm
Edwardsville, IL | Vadalabene Center

Austin Peay 77

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
04 STAINBACK, Kristen * 6-15 1-7 2-3 2-4 6 1 15 3 0 1 3 40
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole * 4-8 2-4 2-4 0-4 4 1 12 7 5 0 1 40
14 RATES, Beth * 3-4 0-0 3-4 2-5 7 4 9 2 0 0 2 22
21 NWOKOCHA, Jennifer * 1-4 0-0 0-0 2-4 6 3 2 2 1 0 3 27
44 SCOTT, Jacey * 0-3 0-2 0-0 0-2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 18
01 GRAY, Tiasha - 7-15 4-6 2-2 0-3 3 3 20 4 4 0 4 27
25 BANKS, Tearra - 8-14 0-0 3-7 4-3 7 4 19 0 3 0 1 26
TM TEAM - - - - 0-2 2 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 29-63 7-19 12-20 10-27 37 18 77 19 14 1 14 200
46.0% 36.8% 60.0%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 15-36 4-12 8-11
41.7% 33.3% 72.7%
2nd Half: 14-27 3-7 4-9
51.9% 42.9% 44.4%

SIUE 67

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
01 MOORE, CoCo * 3-4 0-0 0-2 2-4 6 2 6 1 7 0 2 16
11 JONES, Micah * 2-4 0-0 4-4 4-4 8 3 8 1 3 0 1 25
23 CHAPPELLE, Alexis * 1-6 0-0 1-2 1-1 2 3 3 3 4 0 0 28
24 AUSTIN, Tierny * 10-21 1-4 0-4 4-7 11 2 21 2 2 1 1 37
33 CAPOTOSTO, Ashley * 3-7 0-0 0-0 3-5 8 5 6 0 0 0 2 17
15 FINNIN, Valerie - 0-4 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
20 WENDT, Jessie - 4-11 1-6 2-2 0-1 1 0 11 2 2 0 2 23
22 HILL, Jazmin - 0-4 0-1 2-2 1-2 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 13
32 BRANDT, Miranda - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 18
55 WARFORD, Raven - 3-5 0-0 4-6 3-2 5 2 10 0 0 0 0 16
TM TEAM - - - - 2-0 2 - - - 1 - - -
Totals………….. - 26-66 2-11 13-22 20-30 50 19 67 10 20 1 8 200
39.4% 18.2% 59.1%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 10-29 0-3 2-2
34.5% 0.0% 100 %
2nd Half: 16-37 2-8 11-20
43.2% 25.0% 55.0%

 

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Austin Peay 42 35 77 Record: (6-13, 3-3 OVC)
SIUE 22 45 67 Record: (5-14, 2-5 OVC)

 

Points in the paint-APSU 42,SIUE 40.Points off turnovers-APSU 26,SIUE 13.
2nd chance points-APSU 10,SIUE 21.Fast break points-APSU 10,SIUE 4.
Bench points-APSU 39,SIUE 23. Score tied-3 times. Lead changed-1 time.
Last FG-APSU 2nd-05:26, SIUE 2nd-01:57.
Largest lead-APSU by 27 2nd-17:13, SIUE by 2 1st-19:02.

 

Officials: Jeff Cross, Erika Herriman, Jason SchmitzTechnical fouls: Austin Peay-None. SIUE-None.

Attendance: 647


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