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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball fades in overtime to lose to Belmont Bruins

 

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s basketball team rallied from six-points down in the second half to force overtime in its Ohio Valley Conference contest versus Belmont, Wednesday night at the Dunn Center, but the Bruins outscored the Lady Govs 17-4 in the extra five minutes of play to come away with a 71-58 victory.

APSU senior Meghan Bussabarger scored her 20th point of the game in overtime and with it became the 16th player to reach the 1,000 point mark. APSU Women's Basketball.

APSU senior Meghan Bussabarger scored her 20th point of the game in overtime and with it became the 16th player to reach the 1,000 point mark. APSU Women’s Basketball.

The Lady Govs (7-20, 2-13 OVC) trailed Belmont 42-36, with 9:08 left in the game – the largest lead by the Bruins in regulation – but freshman Tiasha Gray scored nine of her team-high 22 points in the last 6:34 of regulation, including the game-tying goal with 38 seconds left to tie the game 54-54 and force overtime.

Austin Peay had the final shot in regulation, after forcing a Belmont turnover, but Gray’s final shot was off the mark.

But the five minutes of overtime wasn’t as kind, as Austin Peay only managed one field goal and four total points in the extra period, while Belmont hit 12-of-13 free throws in scoring 17 points to pull away for the 13-point win.

Belmont (16-12, 10-5 OVC) scored the first three points of overtime, with Austin Peay getting back to one point on its only field goal in the overtime scored by Austin Peay, which came from senior Meghan Bussabarger.

Meghan BussabargerThe field goal gave her 20 points on the night and allowed her to become the 16th player in school history to reach the 1,000 point mark.

The Bruins would put the game away by scoring the next seven points, to take a 64-56 lead with 1:02 left.

Senior Leslie Martinez hit one-of-two free throws with a minute left to end the Belmont run, but that was as close as they would get the rest of the way, with the Bruins closed out the final 60 seconds by outscoring the Lady Govs 7-1 for the 71-58 final.

Austin Peay opened the game on fire, as it jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the game’s first 6:29, and built the lead out to as many as 12 points, 22-10, with 8:36 to go before intermission.

But Molly Ernst came off the bench to score 11 points for Belmont and help them rally to take a 30-29 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Ernst would finish with a game-high 25 points, the only Bruin to reach double figures.

In the second half, the two teams exchanged the lead four times over the first 9:29, before seeing Belmont get out to a six-point lead.

Box Score

Belmont vs Austin Peay
2/27/13 7:00pm at Clarksville, TN (Dunn Center)

Belmont 71

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
12 COLEMAN, Jordan f 0-6 0-1 6-6 2-12 14 5 6 1 7 1 0 29
13 LUFFMAN, Jordyn f 1-3 0-2 6-11 2-8 10 3 8 0 4 0 2 27
50 VISBEEN, Alyssa c 2-6 0-1 2-2 1-2 3 1 6 0 1 1 1 20
10 CARROLL, Katie g 2-8 2-8 0-0 2-0 2 1 6 0 1 0 1 37
32 BROOKS, Katie g 3-11 0-0 2-2 3-2 5 1 8 4 3 0 0 35
01 TARRENCE, Adrienne 2-3 0-0 3-3 0-2 2 2 7 4 2 0 0 23
20 ERNST, Molly 8-16 7-15 2-2 0-6 6 0 25 0 2 1 0 33
23 VAUGHT, Torie 2-7 1-1 0-0 2-5 7 3 5 4 1 4 1 21
TM TEAM 2-3 5
Totals………….. 20-60 10-28 21-26 14-40 54 16 71 13 21 7 5 225
33.3% 35.7% 80.8%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 12-30 6-12 0-0
40.0% 50.0% 0.0%
2nd Half: 6-25 3-14 9-13
24.0% 21.4% 69.2%
Overtime: 2-5 1-2 12-13
40.0% 50.0% 92.3%

Austin Peay 58

Total 3-point Rebounds
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min
32 HARDAWAY, Alexis f 3-7 0-0 0-0 5-2 7 5 6 0 2 0 1 31
01 GRAY, Tiasha g 8-24 1-2 5-6 2-4 6 4 22 4 5 0 4 45
03 BULEY, Shira g 1-4 0-1 0-0 1-1 2 0 2 4 0 1 3 32
05 OLSZEWSKI, Nicole g 0-9 0-3 0-0 1-7 8 1 0 0 2 2 3 39
44 OLSZEWSKI, Shelby g 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
04 STAINBACK, Kristen 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
14 MARTINEZ, Leslie 1-5 1-3 3-5 1-4 5 4 6 1 0 0 3 19
21 NWOKOCHA, Jennifer 1-5 0-0 0-1 1-0 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 17
42 HILL, Kaitlyn 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
43 BUSSABARGER, Meghan 8-16 1-4 3-4 0-7 7 3 20 0 1 0 0 34
TM TEAM 2-3 5
Totals………….. 22-72 3-15 11-16 13-29 42 20 58 10 13 3 14 225
30.6% 20.0% 68.8%
Team summary: FG 3FG FT
1st Half: 13-35 1-6 2-2
37.1% 16.7% 100 %
2nd Half: 8-28 2-8 7-9
28.6% 25.0% 77.8%
Overtime: 1-9 0-1 2-5
11.1% 0.0% 40.0%

 

Score by Periods 1st 2nd OT Total
Belmont 30 24 17 71 Record: (16-12 (10-5))
Austin Peay 29 25 4 58 Record: (7-20 (2-13))

 

Points in the paint-BEL 14,APSU 24. Points off turnovers-BEL 10,APSU 14.
2nd chance points-BEL 13,APSU 7. Fast break points-BEL 0,APSU 6.
Bench points-BEL 37,APSU 28. Score tied-7 times. Lead changed-12 times.
Last FG-BEL OT-00:13, APSU OT-02:41.
Largest lead-BEL by 13 OT-00:13, APSU by 12 1st-08:36.

 

Officials: Troy Winders (R), Shawn Goode, Kyle Labar
Technical fouls: Belmont-None. Austin Peay-None.
Attendance: 450
Player of the Game: Tiasha Gray

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