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Austin Peay (4-3) vs. East Tennessee (3-3)
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 | 5:15pm CT
Clarksville, TN – After a busy weekend in Orlando, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team makes its return to the Dunn Center, playing host to East Tennessee, 5:15pm, Wednesday.
The Governors women’s team will play the first of two games in the first basketball doubleheader of the year.All fans in attendance also receive a free magnet schedule with each ticket purchase.
Despite losses against St. Bonaventure and UCF in the UCF Thanksgiving Classic, the Govs gained valuable experience on the road.
The two games featured breakout performances from several players, including career-high scoring outputs by junior guard Bri Williams (13 points) and freshman guard Shelbe Piggie (11) against the Bonnies before freshman guard Nieja Crawford had a career-best 13 points versus UCF.
In addition, against UCF, senior center Tearra Banks recorded the 10th double-double of her career (10 points, 10 rebounds), while senior forward Beth Rates moved to fifth all-time in blocked shots with 94.
The Opponent: East Tennessee
The Buccaneers return four starters from last season’s team which compiled a 16-14 record, yet lost in the quarterfinals of the SoCon Tournament. The Buccaneers feature a veteran squad, led by junior Tianna Tarter and senior Shamauria Bridges. Tarter leads the team with a 15.7 scoring average, while Bridges comes in at 13.2 points per game.
ETSU most recently knocked off Murray State, 79-60, Monday. Tarter totaled 22 points and 13 rebounds in the contest, while sophomore Raven Dean had a breakout game by dropping 24 points with 13 boards.
Last Time Against the Buccaneers
In the first meeting between the programs since 1997, East Tennessee defeated the Govs 80-76, December 21st, 2015, in Johnson City. Tiasha Gray posted 27 points while Tearra Banks added 19, but ETSU’s Tianna Tarter answered with 22 points to lead the Bucs to a narrow win.
Banks nearing 1,000
Rates climbing the charts
B-Will on point
Home court advantage
Follow the APSU Govs
Be sure to follow all the Austin Peay women’s basketball action at www.LetsGoPeay.com and the official Facebook page of Austin Peay Athletics. In addition, live play-by-play coverage can be found on Twitter (@AustinPeayWBB) and live audio on WAPX 91.9 FM.
Wednesday’s game can also be streamed for free to www.OVCDigitalNetwork.com
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