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APSU Lady Govs Basketball loses 69-67 against Belmont Bruins

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team battled back from an early deficit but could not find a game-tying basket in the final 30 seconds and fell to Belmont, 69-67, Monday night in Ohio Valley Conference action at the Curb Event Center.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball's late comeback falls short against Belmont. (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball’s late comeback falls short against Belmont. (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Austin Peay (9-16, 6-6 OVC) trailed by six points with 5:27 remaining but scored the game’s next eight points – sophomore Tiasha Gray hitting a layup with 2:49 left to give APSU a 62-60 lead.

Belmont responded on its next possession and regained the lead when Jordyn Luffman converted a conventional three-point play.

The Lady Govs would tie the game one more time, 65-65, when junior Kristen Stainback hit a three-pointer with 1:20 left.

Kristen StainbackThe Bruins scored on their next possession and Austin Peay could not find a tying basket despite two opportunities within 5 feet. Belmont would hit a pair of free throws to extend the lead to four points and Austin Peay would not recover.

Belmont (11-14, 8-4 OVC) led the entire first half. The Bruins scored the game’s first four points and withstood a pair of Lady Govs runs that tied the game.

Belmont then used an 8-0 run to open up a 19-11 lead with 10:31 left and extended that advantage to nine points, 25-16, with Katie Carroll’s layup at the 8:30 mark.

Beth RatesAustin Peay scored the first half’s final four points, cutting the deficit to one point, 34-33. However, a couple of close-range shots again went begging in the half’s dying moments.

The Lady Govs would grab their first lead, 38-36, on a Stainback layup at the 17:03 mark. Yet they would never lead by more than two points or for more than the ensuing Belmont possession.

Stainback led Austin Peay with 14 points, hitting two of the team’s three three pointers. Freshman Beth Rates finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. Gray added 12 points.

Lauren Thompson led Belmont with career-best 14 points off the bench. Taylor Mills and Frankie Joubran each added 13 points.

Austin Peay begins a three-game homestand when it hosts SIU Edwardsville in a 5:15pm, Saturday contest at the Dunn Center.

Box Score

Austin Peay vs Belmont
Monday, February 10th, 2014 | 6:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Curb Event Center

Austin Peay 67

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 2-3 0-0 2-2 1-4 5 3 6 2 2 2 0 20
14 RATES, Beth c 5-10 0-0 3-4 4-4 8 2 13 0 3 1 2 29
01 GRAY, Tiasha g 5-11 0-4 2-2 0-1 1 4 12 4 1 1 1 33
04 STAINBACK, Kristen g 6-13 2-6 0-0 0-5 5 2 14 0 0 0 1 34
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole g 3-12 0-1 1-3 1-2 3 2 7 4 3 0 0 40
25 BANKS, Tearra - 3-9 0-0 0-0 2-4 6 1 6 0 1 1 1 15
32 HARDAWAY, Alexis - 3-4 0-0 0-0 1-2 3 1 6 0 0 0 0 12
44 SCOTT, Jacey - 1-2 1-1 0-0 0-3 3 0 3 2 1 0 1 17
TM TEAM - - - - 2-1 3 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 28-64 3-12 8-11 11-26 37 15 67 12 11 5 6 200
43.8% 25.0% 72.7%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 14-34 2-6 3-4
41.2% 33.3% 75.0%
2nd Half: 14-30 1-6 5-7
46.7% 16.7% 71.4%

Belmont 69

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
03 JOUBRAN, Frankie f 6-10 1-1 0-0 1-8 9 2 13 2 1 0 0 34
13 LUFFMAN, Jordyn f 5-12 1-3 1-1 4-5 9 2 12 8 3 0 1 37
30 BRYCE, Blair c 1-3 0-0 0-2 0-1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 14
01 TARRENCE, Adrienne g 2-6 0-0 1-2 1-3 4 2 5 1 1 0 2 23
10 CARROLL, Katie g 3-10 1-5 2-2 0-4 4 0 9 1 0 0 0 34
02 MILLS, Taylor - 4-10 3-6 2-2 0-1 1 3 13 3 3 0 1 30
04 ROMAN, Meredith - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
14 THOMPSON, Lauren - 6-10 0-0 2-4 2-2 4 1 14 2 0 1 0 22
15 ZANDER, Katherine - 0-2 0-0 1-2 1-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
23 VAUGHT, Torie - 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
TM TEAM - - - - 4-3 7 - - - 1 - - -
Totals………….. - 27-64 6-15 9-15 13-27 40 13 69 17 10 1 4 200
42.2% 40.0% 60.0%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 14-32 1-5 5-10
43.8% 20.0% 50.0%
2nd Half: 13-32 5-10 4-5
40.6% 50.0% 80.0%

 

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Austin Peay 33 34 67 Record: (9-16 (6-6))
Belmont 34 35 69 Record: (11-14 (8-4))

 

Points in the paint-APSU 32,BEL 34.Points off turnovers-APSU 12,BEL 14.
2nd chance points-APSU 6,BEL 5.Fast break points-APSU 2,BEL 2.
Bench points-APSU 15,BEL 28.Score tied-9 times. Lead changed-6 times.
Last FG-APSU 2nd-00:04, BEL 2nd-00:39.
Largest lead-APSU by 2 2nd-17:03, BEL by 9 1st-08:30.

 

Officials: Troy Winders, Jody Cantrell and Erica BradleyTechnical fouls: Austin Peay-None. Belmont-None.

Attendance: 544

 


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