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Second-half drought costs Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball in loss to UAB

APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Basketball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team went without a field goal for over eight minutes in the second half and lost a 49-45 non-conference decision to UAB, Saturday night at the Dunn Center.

Neither team led by more than four points over the game’s first 30 minutes with the two teams exchanging the lead eight times. Austin Peay (2-5) tied the game for the sixth time on freshman Kristen Stainback’s three-pointer with 10:17 remaining.

Nicole Olszewski looks to pass the ball before UAB can set the trap Saturday Night at the Dunn Center. Austin Peay Basketball.
Nicole Olszewski looks to pass the ball before UAB can set the trap Saturday Night at the Dunn Center. Austin Peay Basketball.

UAB (5-2) scored the game’s next 10 points to build a 40-30 lead at the 5:28 mark. Meanwhile, Austin Peay began a field-goal drought that lasted nearly eight minutes after Stainback’s shot – missing six shots and committing four turnovers. The Lady Govs did make all six of their free throws during the stretch and cut the lead to four points, 40-36, with 3:13 remaining.

Austin Peay finally broke through with Shelby Olszewski’s layup at the 2:23 mark and cut the deficit to one point on a Stainback three-pointer 30 seconds later. But that was as close as APSU would get as UAB scored the next three points and made its final four free throws to seal the victory.

Kristen StainbackStainback led all scorers with 15 points and made 4-of-8 from three-point range. Senior Whitney Hanley scored all 11 of her points in the second half and grabbed six rebounds. Junior Leslie Martinez finished with nine points, seven rebounds and three steals.

LaShaunda Pratt led UAB with 13 points and Karisma Chapman added 12 points. The Blazers won despite being held to a season-low 49 points.

Austin Peay begins a four-game road trip with a 7:00pm, Tuesday contest at Middle Tennessee.

Postgame Notes

Shelby OlszewskiIn her second start as a Lady Gov Shelby Olszewski made her presence felt on the defensive end tying a career-high in steals with five. Olszewski who averaged 23.4 minutes per game played a team-high 39 minutes against UAB.

Kristen Stainback led all scorers with career-high tying 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting (4-of-8 from three-point range) and was named the Copies in a Flash Player of the Game. She matched her career-high previously set at Louisville.

Whitney HanleyWhitney Hanley was held scoreless (3 FGA) in the first half but recovered to score 11 second-half points, including a 6-of-6 effort from the free-throw line.

Three nights after accounting for the majority (30 of 61) of the team’s points, Austin Peay’s bench managed only three points against UAB.

Austin Peay started and played a five-guard lineup for the majority of the contest. The Lady Govs forwards – Shyra Brown, Meghan Bussabarger and Jasmine Rayner – logged just 32 of the team’s 200 minutes.

Nicole OlszewskiNicole Olszewski’s three-pointer at the 16:17 mark of the first half stopped a streak of 11 consecutive missed three-pointers. She finished with three points but did not attempt a field goal in the final 13 minutes.

For the second-straight game the Lady Govs struggled from the field shooting 29.8 percent (14-of-47) from the field. Three days earlier the Lady Govs shot 30 percent against Vanderbilt on 18-of-60 shooting.

The Lady Govs defense gave up a season-low 49 points to UAB – which also was a season-low offensive output for the Blazers – and did a better job keeping the opponents off the glass holding UAB to season-low 39 rebounds.

Leslie MartinezFor the third time this season Leslie Martinez grabbed seven or more rebounds as she finished the game with seven rebounds, nine points, two assists, and three steals.

After only getting to the foul line three times in the first half the Lady Govs took 10 attempts from the free throw line in the second half hitting eight. They finished the game 10-13 from the line.

Seven different Lady Govs snatched a steal against UAB, including Shelby Olszewski’s team-best five steals. Austin Peay finished the night with 13 steals, one shy of the season-high 14 they collected at Lipscomb and their fifth double-digit steal effort this season.

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Box Score

UAB vs Austin Peay
12/3/11 7:00pm at Clarksville, TN (Dunn Center)

UAB 49

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
24 CHAPMAN, Karisma f 5-9 0-0 2-2 6-0 6 2 12 1 6 3 1 39
25 KLEIST, Michaelea f 3-5 0-0 3-4 4-3 7 2 9 0 1 0 0 30
54 BROWN, Meagan c 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 12
00 PRATT, LaShaunda g 4-13 3-11 2-2 0-4 4 0 13 2 3 1 1 32
01 JONES, Amber g 1-9 0-2 3-8 3-1 4 2 5 2 5 0 2 27
04 WEYNAND, Kelsie 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
11 WATSON, Khalilah 1-7 0-0 4-6 2-3 5 4 6 5 0 0 2 27
14 RANDALL, TaRonda 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-5 7 1 2 0 2 3 1 28
TM TEAM 0-2 2
Totals………….. 16-47 3-14 14-22 18-21 39 13 49 10 18 8 8 200
34.0% 21.4% 63.6%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 7-25 2-8 4-6
28.0% 25.0% 66.7%
2nd Half: 9-22 1-6 10-16
40.9% 16.7% 62.5%

Austin Peay 45

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
04 STAINBACK, Kristen g 5-10 4-8 1-2 1-0 1 4 15 1 0 0 1 34
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole g 1-4 1-2 0-0 0-2 2 2 3 1 2 0 1 25
12 HANLEY, Whitney g 2-8 1-3 6-6 2-4 6 3 11 1 2 0 1 33
14 MARTINEZ, Leslie g 3-8 1-3 2-2 2-5 7 2 9 2 1 1 3 33
44 OLSZEWSKI, Shelby g 2-4 0-0 0-2 1-2 3 2 4 1 5 0 5 39
00 RAYNER, Jasmine 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
02 BROWN, Shyra 0-4 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 13
03 BULEY, Shira 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
43 BUSSABARGER, Meghan 1-7 0-1 1-1 3-2 5 2 3 0 3 0 1 15
TM TEAM 4-2 6 1
Totals………….. 14-47 7-17 10-13 14-18 32 18 45 7 17 1 13 200
29.8% 41.2% 76.9%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 7-25 3-6 2-3
28.0% 50.0% 66.7%
2nd Half: 7-22 4-11 8-10
31.8% 36.4% 80.0%
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
UAB 20 29 49 Record: (5-2)
Austin Peay 19 26 45 Record: (2-5)

 

Points in the paint-UAB 18,APSU 10.
Points off turnovers-UAB 15,APSU 14.
2nd chance points-UAB 17,APSU 12.
Fast break points-UAB 0,APSU 0.
Bench points-UAB 8,APSU 3. Score tied-6 times. Lead changed-8 times.
Last FG-UAB 2nd-01:20, APSU 2nd-00:12.
Largest lead-UAB by 10 2nd-05:28, APSU by 4 1st-15:23.

Officials: Meadow Overstreet (R), Courtney Walker, Jay Asher

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

Attendance: 512

Copies in a Flash Player of the Game: Kristen Stainback

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