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Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball loses at Tennessee State 96-61

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Tennessee State squad and suffered a 96-61 Ohio Valley Conference loss, Saturday, at the Gentry Center.

Sophomore Jennifer Nwokocha led APSU in scoring (15), rebounding (8) and steals (4) in Saturday's loss at Tennessee State. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Sophomore Jennifer Nwokocha led APSU in scoring (15), rebounding (8) and steals (4) in Saturday’s loss at Tennessee State. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (9-15, 6-5 OVC) saw its four-game road winning streak halted by a Tennessee State squad that shot 53.6 percent from the floor – its second best shooting performance of the season.

The Lady Govs shot 40 percent from the floor, but saw their 23 turnovers converted into 25 TSU points.

Tennessee State (9-14, 6-4 OVC) scored the game’s first eight points and ultimately led wire-to-wire. The Lady Govs would close to within four points, 18-14, 13:46 left in the first half.

Jennifer NwokochaHowever, Tennessee State scored the game’s next nine points to build a double-digit, 27-14 lead just two minutes later.

The Lady Tigers pushed the lead to 20 points, 40-20, with four minutes left and used a 12-2 run to extend the lead to 30 points with 1:25 left. Tennessee State would hold a 54-27 lead at the halftime break.

Austin Peay came out of the halftime break and scored the period’s first four points. Tennessee State responded with a 13-0 run and its lead hit 36 points, 67-31, with 15:30 left and they would not be threatened the game’s remainder.

Nicole OlszewskiSophomore Jennifer Nwokocha posted a 15-point, eight-rebound, four-steal performance to lead Austin Peay in all three categories. Senior Nicole Olszewski added 13 points.

Tennessee State’s Jayda Johnson led all scorers with 17 points off the bench. Rachel Allen added 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Chelsea Hudson and Alana Morris each added 14 points.

Austin Peay concludes its three-game OVC road trip with a 7:00pm, Monday contest at Belmont.

Box Score

Austin Peay Lady Govs vs Tennessee State Tigers
Saturday, February 8th, 2014 | 5:30pm CT
Nashville, TN | Gentry Center

Austin Peay 61

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 1-1 5-3 8 4 15 0 2 1 4 21
14 RATES, Beth c 2-4 0-0 2-2 0-3 3 4 6 1 2 0 2 18
04 STAINBACK, Kristen g 1-5 0-0 0-1 0-2 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 26
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole g 5-10 1-3 2-3 0-1 1 2 13 2 7 0 2 30
44 SCOTT, Jacey g 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 11
01 GRAY, Tiasha - 4-15 0-4 0-0 0-1 1 2 8 4 3 0 1 25
03 RIVERS, April - 0-4 0-3 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 9
15 FOX, Emily - 2-5 0-2 0-1 0-1 1 0 4 0 3 0 2 16
22 YARBROUGH, Lauren - 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
25 BANKS, Tearra - 3-7 0-0 0-0 3-4 7 2 6 0 0 0 0 15
32 HARDAWAY, Alexis - 3-5 0-0 0-0 1-2 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 19
42 NORTON, Symantha - 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 6
54 MAKI, Lauren - 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
TM TEAM - - - - 2-1 3 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 27-67 1-15 6-11 13-20 33 20 61 8 23 2 11 200
40.3% 6.7% 54.5%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 12-33 1-8 2-5
36.4% 12.5% 40.0%
2nd Half: 15-34 0-7 4-6
44.1% 0.0% 66.7%

Tennessee State 96

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
05 MORROW,Briana f 2-3 0-0 3-4 3-1 4 2 7 0 1 1 2 15
23 MORRIS,Alana f 6-7 0-0 2-3 1-4 5 0 14 3 3 1 2 32
30 HUDSON,Chelsea f 5-11 0-1 4-4 3-5 8 2 14 2 2 1 1 26
03 DAVIS,Imani g 3-9 1-3 2-2 3-5 8 3 9 1 0 0 1 20
12 ALLEN,Rachel g 6-8 0-0 3-5 0-4 4 1 15 3 1 0 0 18
02 BEATTY,Diamond - 0-1 0-0 2-2 0-1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 6
04 LEONARD,Jemilah - 3-8 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 1 7 0 3 1 0 18
10 BEARD,Maxine - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3
20 LAWRENCE,Brianna - 2-3 0-1 0-0 2-1 3 2 4 2 2 0 1 21
22 HADDOCK,Alexis - 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
25 JOHNSON,Jayda - 7-13 1-2 2-5 1-1 2 3 17 0 0 0 3 19
32 GIBSON,Shekinah - 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
33 McCARTHY,Julie - 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 4
42 HILL,LaTeasha - 2-3 0-1 1-2 0-4 4 1 5 0 3 0 1 12
TM TEAM - - - - 2-1 3 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 37-69 3-11 19-27 16-30 46 20 96 12 18 4 11 200
53.6% 27.3% 70.4%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 22-36 2-6 8-11
61.1% 33.3% 72.7%
2nd Half: 15-33 1-5 11-16
45.5% 20.0% 68.8%

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Austin Peay 27 34 61 Record: ((9-15, 6-5 OVC))
Tennessee State 54 42 96 Record: ((9-14, 6-4 OVC))

 

 

Points in the paint-APSU 32,TSU 40.Points off turnovers-APSU 8,TSU 25.
2nd chance points-APSU 12,TSU 21.Fast break points-APSU 6,TSU 6.
Bench points-APSU 25,TSU 37.Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-APSU 2nd-01:37, TSU 2nd-01:15.
Largest lead-APSU None, TSU by 38 2nd-04:17.

 

Officials: Greg Norton, Keith Wages, Tim GodbeeTechnical fouls: Austin Peay-None. Tennessee State-None.

Attendance: 3184


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