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APSU Lady Govs Basketball rolls past Southeast Missouri Redhawks 87-74 for fourth straight road win

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUCape Girardeau, MO – Sophomore Tiasha Gray scored 26 points to lead Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team to a fourth consecutive road win with a 87-74 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Southeast Missouri, Monday, at the Show Me Center.

APSU Sophomore Tiasha Gray scored 26 points, her fourth 20-point outing in her last five games, to lead Austin Peay past Southeast Missouri, Monday. (Clarksville Sports Network)

APSU Sophomore Tiasha Gray scored 26 points, her fourth 20-point outing in her last five games, to lead Austin Peay past Southeast Missouri, Monday. (Clarksville Sports Network)

In a game dominated by scoring runs, Austin Peay (9-14, 6-4 OVC) used a 16-4 run over a seven minute span to build a 25-13 lead with 7:43 remaining.

Junior Kristen Stainback and senior Nicole Olszewski each had a three-pointer to start the run. Gray then provided eight points during the burst.

Southeast Missouri (7-15, 3-6 OVC) did not wilt under the Austin Peay run and responded with a 17-4 run of its own. Kara Wright supplied seven points during the run, her free throw with 1:21 giving the Redhawks their first – and ultimately only – lead of the contest, 32-31.

Jennifer NwokochaThe Lady Govs charged back with the first half’s final four points – two each from Gray and sophomore Jennifer Nwokocha – and took a 35-31 lead into halftime. Austin Peay then charged out of the gate in the second half with a 12-4 run to build a 12-point lead for the second time in the contest, 47-35, just 3:02 into the frame.

After Southeast Missouri hit back-to-back baskets, Austin Peay pushed its advantage with another 15-0 run. Freshman Beth Rates chipped in four points while Gray supplied six points during the run, including a jumper at the 12:41 mark to close the run with APSU leading 62-39.

Tiasha GrayStill, the Redhawks did not fade away and countered with an 11-0 run of their own later in the half. Connor King had four points but it was Allyson Bradshaw’s three-pointer with 7:38 left that cut the APSU lead to seven points, 66-59.

Southeast Missouri would close within six points on Patricia Mack’s three-pointer at the 4:37 mark, but they would get no closer. Austin Peay closed the contest with a 10-4 run over the final 3:41 to secure the win.

Gray scored her game-high 26 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the floor and 9-of-12 from the free-throw line.

Nwokocha finished with 16 points and eight rebounds while Rates chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds. Stainback added 15 points thanks to 4-of-7 shooting from three-point range.

Mack led Southeast Missouri with a 22-point, 10-rebound performance. Bradshaw posted 14 points while Kara Wright added 10 points off the bench.

Austin Peay continues its three-game OVC road trip with a 5:30pm, Saturday contest at Tennessee State.

Box Score

Austin Peay Lady Govs vs Southeast Missouri Redhawks
Monday, January 3rd, 2012 | 6:30pm CT
Cape Girardeau, MO | Show Me Center

Austin Peay 87

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 5-8 0-0 6-7 1-7 8 2 16 3 5 1 0 25
14 RATES, Beth c 6-6 0-0 0-0 3-6 9 4 12 2 0 0 0 20
04 STAINBACK, Kristen g 5-10 4-7 1-2 3-2 5 3 15 2 0 0 1 37
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole g 3-7 2-4 0-0 0-5 5 4 8 3 3 1 2 40
44 SCOTT, Jacey g 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 22
01 GRAY, Tiasha - 8-17 1-4 9-12 1-4 5 4 26 3 5 1 4 33
25 BANKS, Tearra - 3-6 0-0 0-2 1-4 5 3 6 0 1 1 0 16
32 HARDAWAY, Alexis - 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-2 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 7
TM TEAM - - - - 0-1 1 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 32-59 7-16 16-23 10-32 42 22 87 17 15 4 7 200
54.2% 43.8% 69.6%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 13-28 4-10 5-8
46.4% 40.0% 62.5%
2nd Half: 19-31 3-6 11-15
61.3% 50.0% 73.3%

Southeast Missouri 74

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
21 KING, Connor f 2-4 0-1 2-2 2-0 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 19
32 MACK, Patricia f 6-13 4-5 6-9 5-5 10 4 22 3 3 0 3 38
11 BRADSHAW, Allyson g 5-13 2-6 2-2 1-1 2 4 14 1 0 0 0 23
24 HACKMANN, Olivia g 3-6 0-0 1-1 2-4 6 0 7 0 1 0 1 22
34 HUNTER, Jordan g 1-5 0-1 0-0 1-1 2 2 2 4 5 0 0 31
01 MITCHELL, Brianna - 2-7 0-1 3-4 1-0 1 1 7 1 1 0 1 14
03 LIVELY, Hillary - 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
05 ROSADO, Yelena - 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 2 0 2 1 0 2 6
12 WRIGHT, Kara - 3-10 2-4 2-4 0-3 3 1 10 1 1 0 0 24
42 BROWN, Kenyada - 3-8 0-1 0-4 3-8 11 2 6 0 1 0 0 21
TM TEAM - - - - 4-1 5 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 25-69 8-19 16-26 20-23 43 20 74 12 13 0 7 200
36.2% 42.1% 61.5%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 12-33 4-10 4-10
36.4% 40.0% 40.0%
2nd Half: 13-36 4-9 12-16
36.1% 44.4% 75.0%

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Austin Peay 35 52 87 Record: (9-14, 6-4 OVC)
Southeast Missouri 32 42 74 Record: (7-15, 3-6 OVC)

 

 

Points in the paint-APSU 32,SEMO 24.Points off turnovers-APSU 23,SEMO 19.
2nd chance points-APSU 13,SEMO 29.Fast break points-APSU 0,SEMO 0.
Bench points-APSU 36,SEMO 23.Score tied-2 times. Lead changed-2 times.
Last FG-APSU 2nd-00:30, SEMO 2nd-01:18.
Largest lead-APSU by 23 2nd-12:41, SEMO by 1 1st-01:21.

 

Officials: Charles Carroll, Doug Klenc, Jennyfer ImanuelTechnical fouls: Austin Peay-None. Southeast Missouri-None.

Attendance: 323

 


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