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APSU Lady Govs Basketball goes cold in final minutes against SIU Edwardsville Cougars

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN - A cold second half from the floor doomed Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team to an 81-65 loss to SIU Edwardsville at the Dunn Center, Saturday.

Austin Peay junior Kristen Stainback scores 10 points for the Lady Govs Saturday night against SIU Edwardsville. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay junior Kristen Stainback scores 10 points for the Lady Govs Saturday night against SIU Edwardsville. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (9-17, 6-7 OVC) maintains its hold on second place in the Ohio Valley Conference’s West Division after Eastern Illinois fell at Murray State in Saturday action.

SIU Edwardsville moves to 10-13 overall, 5-7 in the OVC West.

The Lady Govs and Cougars battled throughout the first half, with neither side able to take a lead of more than seven points. Sophomore Tiasha Gray had a solid opening half, scoring 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting and garnering four steals over the first 20 minutes.

Beth RatesAustin Peay used a 6-0 run over the final 2:17 of the first half to take a 39-37 advantage into halftime.

After maintaining a tight contest over the early minutes of the second half, SIU Edwardsville embarked on a 21-6 run after Beth Rates put the Lady Govs up by one with 16:41 remaining.

The Lady Govs suddenly found themselves down by 14 before Rates put an end to the run by hitting a jumper with under 10 minutes remaining.

Austin Peay would close the deficit to within six points with 6:56 to go in the half, but the Cougars closed the contest on a 15-6 run that saw Austin Peay miss 11 of its final 13 shot attempts.

Tearra BanksFor the second half, the Lady Govs were a dismal 30.6 percent (11-for-36) from the floor and finished the contest 2-for-18 (11.1 percent) from beyond the three-point line.

SIU Edwardsville’s bench proved the tougher of the two second units in Saturday’s contest, outscoring Austin Peay’s reserves 34-12. The Cougars Tierny Austin led all scorers with 19 points, while Allyssa Decker added 13 off the pine.

Rates’ star shone brightest for the Lady Govs on Saturday; she finished with a team-high 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting. She also led Austin Peay with nine rebounds and seven assists.

Gray was held scoreless in the second half to finish with 12 points, while freshman Tearra Banks (12 points) and junior Kristen Stainback (10 points) also found their way into double figures for the Lady Govs.

Austin Peay returns to the Dunn Center for a Monday night tilt against Eastern Illinois, scheduled for a 7:00pm opening tip.

Box Score

SIU Edwardsville vs Austin Peay Lady Govs
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 | 5:15pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

SIUE 81

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
11 JONES, Micah f 3-6 0-0 4-4 2-6 8 3 10 4 2 0 1 21
33 CAPOTOSTO, Ashley f 5-10 0-0 1-3 3-7 10 5 11 1 4 0 4 31
15 FINNIN, Valerie g 7-11 3-5 1-4 0-3 3 1 18 1 2 1 0 40
23 CHAPPELLE, Alexis g 1-9 1-3 3-4 1-4 5 2 6 2 4 0 0 34
32 BRANDT, Miranda g 1-4 0-0 0-0 1-1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 11
20 WENDT, Jessie - 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
22 HILL, Jazmin - 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 6
24 AUSTIN, Tierny - 6-9 2-4 5-6 0-4 4 2 19 3 4 0 1 28
42 DECKER, Allyssa - 6-9 0-0 1-2 1-5 6 3 13 3 0 2 1 22
55 WARFORD, Raven - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5
TM TEAM - - - - 1-6 7 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 30-60 6-12 15-23 9-37 46 20 81 16 18 4 7 200
50.0% 50.0% 65.2%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 17-33 3-6 0-0
51.5% 50.0% 0.0%
2nd Half: 13-27 3-6 15-23
48.1% 50.0% 65.2%

Austin Peay 65

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
14 RATES, Beth f 6-10 0-0 5-5 3-6 9 3 17 7 1 1 0 30
21 NWOKOCHA, Jennifer f 3-6 0-0 1-2 2-3 5 4 7 0 3 1 1 23
01 GRAY, Tiasha g 5-14 1-5 1-4 0-4 4 4 12 2 2 0 5 36
04 STAINBACK, Kristen g 5-14 0-6 0-0 0-3 3 0 10 1 0 0 2 40
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole g 2-9 1-4 2-6 0-3 3 3 7 4 3 0 1 39
25 BANKS, Tearra - 6-10 0-0 0-1 2-4 6 1 12 0 5 0 1 17
32 HARDAWAY, Alexis - 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
44 SCOTT, Jacey - 0-3 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 13
TM TEAM - - - - 1-2 3 - - - - - - -
Totals………….. - 27-66 2-18 9-18 8-25 33 18 65 14 16 2 10 200
40.9% 11.1% 50.0%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 16-30 1-7 6-11
53.3% 14.3% 54.5%
2nd Half: 11-36 1-11 3-7
30.6% 9.1% 42.9%

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
SIUE 37 44 81 Record: (9-16 (5-7 OVC))
Austin Peay 39 26 65 Record: (9-17 (6-7 OVC))

 

 

Points in the paint-SIUE 30,APSU 40.Points off turnovers-SIUE 14,APSU 14.
2nd chance points-SIUE 8,APSU 6.Fast break points-SIUE 2,APSU 6.
Bench points-SIUE 34,APSU 12.Score tied-5 times. Lead changed-8 times.
Last FG-SIUE 2nd-02:45, APSU 2nd-01:24.
Largest lead-SIUE by 16 2nd-00:21, APSU by 2 1st-15:35.

 

Officials: Kyle Labar, Darrell Mitchell, Neonta WilliamsTechnical fouls: SIUE-None. Austin Peay-None.Attendance: 818APSU Player of the Game: Beth Rates

 


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