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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball second-half shooting woes lead to loss

APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Basketball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsSan Luis Obispo, CA – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team went over six minutes without a field goal in the second half and surrendered a six-point halftime lead in a 55-54 loss to American, Friday night, in the opening game of the Cal Poly Thanksgiving Classic at Mott Gymnasium.

Austin Peay (2-2) led 35-30 after sophomore Nicole Olszewski’s basket at the 15:12 mark. The Lady govs extended their lead to six points just 20 seconds later after junior Meghan Bussabarger made one of her two free throws.

Senior Jasmine Rayner led the Lady Govs with 12 points and nine rebounds in Friday's loss to American. Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)
Senior Jasmine Rayner led the Lady Govs with 12 points and nine rebounds in Friday's loss to American. Austin Peay Basketball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

However, Austin Peay would not score again until junior Leslie Martinez’ three-pointer at the 8:46 mark – an over six-minute drought between baskets. American (4-2) only pieced together a 7-0 scoring run during the drought to take a 37-36 lead which was erased by Martinez’ shot on APSU’s ensuing possession.

Both teams exchanged baskets over the next four-plus minutes, Austin Peay leading 52-51 at the four-minute mark. But after that outburst, neither team scored again until Lisa Strack’s basket at the 2:39 mark gave American a 53-52 lead. Ebony Edwards extended the lead to three points, 55-52, one minute later.

Meghan BussabargerBussabarger made a pair of free throws with 1:02 left, cutting the lead to 55-54. The Lady Govs fended off a pair of Eagles possessions and gained its final possession with four seconds remaining. Austin Peay got the ball to a wide-open Nicole Olszewski but her shot hit the front of the rim as time expired.

Austin Peay made 40 percent (10-of-25) of its shots in the opening period and added 8-of-10 from the free-throw line to build a 28-22 halftime lead. However, the Lady Govs cooled off considerably in the second half, making just 27.3 percent (9-of 33) of its second-half attempts.

Jasmine RaynerSenior Jasmine Rayner led the Lady Govs with 12 points and nine rebounds off the bench. Bussabarger and Nicole Olszewski each added nine points.

Alexis Dobbs led American with 15 points and Stephanie Anya chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds.

Austin Peay concludes its stay in California with a 5:00pm (CT), Saturday contest against host Cal Poly.

Box Score

American vs Austin Peay
11/25/11 7:05pm at Mott Gym, San Luis Obispo, CA

American 55

      Total 3-point   Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
23 Sarah Kiely f 3-6 1-4 2-4 2-7 9 1 9 1 3 0 1 27
44 Stephanie Anya c 6-10 0-0 0-2 0-9 9 2 12 0 2 4 1 30
12 Ebony Edwards g 3-5 0-1 0-0 3-1 4 2 6 2 1 0 2 28
15 Lisa Strack g 3-14 0-6 0-0 5-4 9 2 6 2 1 1 3 30
21 Alexis Dobbs g 5-11 5-11 0-0 1-3 4 1 15 3 4 0 0 31
02 Tori Halvorsen 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 4 0 0 2 0 0 9
03 Jen Dumiak 0-7 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 17
11 Ti’Asia McGeorge 0-3 0-3 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 11
13 Arron Zimmerman 3-7 0-1 1-4 2-1 3 4 7 0 2 1 0 14
32 Meredith Mesaris 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
TM TEAM 3-2 5
  Totals………….. 23-65 6-27 3-10 18-30 48 18 55 12 17 7 8 200
  35.4% 22.2% 30.0%
  Team summary:   FG 3FG FT
  1st Half:   9-28 3-14 1-5
  32.1% 21.4% 20.0%
  2nd Half:   14-37 3-13 2-5
  37.8% 23.1% 40.0%

Austin Peay 54

      Total 3-point   Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
14 MARTINEZ, Leslie f 2-5 1-2 0-0 2-3 5 2 5 0 1 0 1 12
43 BUSSABARGER, Meghan f 2-10 0-2 5-6 2-4 6 3 9 2 2 1 0 26
04 STAINBACK, Kristen g 3-7 1-4 0-0 0-2 2 1 7 1 2 0 0 33
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole g 4-13 0-3 1-2 1-3 4 0 9 2 3 0 1 37
44 OLSZEWSKI, Shelby g 0-5 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 25
00 RAYNER, Jasmine 5-9 0-0 2-2 5-4 9 2 12 2 2 0 0 24
02 BROWN, Shyra 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 3 4 1 2 0 5 17
03 BULEY, Shira 0-1 0-0 2-2 0-2 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 3
12 HANLEY, Whitney 1-5 1-5 3-4 0-4 4 1 6 2 2 0 2 23
TM TEAM 2-4 6
  Totals………….. 19-58 3-18 13-16 12-29 41 16 54 12 15 1 10 200
  32.8% 16.7% 81.3%
  Team summary:   FG 3FG FT
  1st Half:   10-25 0-8 8-10
  40.0% 0.0% 80.0%
  2nd Half:   9-33 3-10 5-6
  27.3% 30.0% 83.3%
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total  
American 22 33 55 Record: (4-2)
Austin Peay 28 26 54 Record: (2-2)

 

Points in the paint-AMER 24,APSU 16. Points off turnovers-AMER 15,APSU 16.
2nd chance points-AMER 12,APSU 4. Fast break points-AMER 0,APSU 0.
Bench points-AMER 7,APSU 24. Score tied-5 times. Lead changed-10 times.
Last FG-AMER 2nd-01:34, APSU 2nd-04:00.
Largest lead-AMER by 5 1st-16:52, APSU by 8 1st-03:14.

Officials: Dee Hernandez (R), Rick Rodman (U1), Teresa Olsen (U2)

Technical fouls: American-None. Austin Peay-None.

Attendance: 78
First game of Cal Poly Thanksgiving Invitational.

American plays San Jose State on Saturday at 7:30pm PST; Austin Peay plays Cal Poly on Saturday
at 5:00pm.

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