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APSU Lady Govs Basketball unable to clip Kennesaw State Owls

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUKennesaw, GA – Senior guard Tiasha Gray and junior center Tearra Banks combined for 50 points but Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team could not overcome a late Kennesaw State charge in a 73-65 nonconference loss, Saturday, at the Convocation Center.

Trailing by four points at halftime, Austin Peay (2-9) came out with one of its better third quarter performances this season.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball fall 73-65 to Kennesaw State Saturday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball fall 73-65 to Kennesaw State Saturday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

The Govs used a season-best 22 points in the third quarter to erase its deficit and build a three-point advantage, 52-49, at quarter’s end.

The APSU defense held Kennesaw State to 15 points as it forced six turnovers in the frame.

Gray pushed the APSU lead to five points, 54-49, on the first basket of the fourth quarter. The Owls responded with the game’s next six points, taking a one-point advantage on Kelly Dulkowski’s fast-break layup with 7:17 left.

APSU Tearra BanksAustin Peay kept the game close over the next four minutes, tying the game twice as Gray hit a pair of baskets. Junior center Tearra Banks broke the final tie when she converted one of two from the free-throw line to give APSU a 61-60 lead with 3:07 remaining.

Kennesaw State (4-6), or rather Aareon Smith, broke the tie with eight straight points. Smith hit a pair of three pointers then a pair of free throws to give the Owls a 68-61 lead at the 1:22 mark. It was part of a larger 13-2 run that broke the game open.

Austin Peay scored the game’s first five points only to watch Kennesaw State respond with a 9-2 run for the game’s first lead change. It set the tone for a game that featured nine ties and 15 lead changes, including seven first half lead changes.

APSU Tiasha GrayGray tied a season-best with 28 points, making 12-of-27 from the floor as she made three field goals in each period. Banks’ 22-point outing came via a 9-for-16 shooting performance. However, only two other players scored in the contest – sophomore forward Sydney Gooch (six points) and redshirt freshman Falon Baker (nine points).

Smith led Kennesaw State with 23 points off the bench as she made 5-of-8 from three-point range. The Owls converted 10-of-21 (47.6 percent) from outside the arc, tying the season high by an APSU opponent for three-pointers made.  Kelly Dulkoski added 18 points and four three-pointers made.

Austin Peay continues its four-game road trip with an 11:30am, Wednesday contest at Arkansas State.

Box Score

Austin Peay 65 (2-9), Kennesaw State (4-6) 73

1 2 3 4 Total
Austin Peay 11 19 22 13 65
Kennesaw State 15 19 15 24 73

 


Austin Peay 65

## Player FGM
-FGA
3FGM
-3FGA
FTM
-FTA
OFF
-DEF
TOT PF TP A TO BLK STL MIN
1 Gray, Tiasha 12-27 0-4 4-5 2-3 5 3 28 3 3 0 1 40
23 Gooch, Sydney 3-8 0-0 0-0 3-3 6 2 6 1 0 1 0 33
12 Rich, Madison 0-3 0-2 0-0 0-2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 18
11 Alexander Brianne 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 14
24 Rates, Beth 0-0 0-0 0-2 1-3 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 14
25 Banks, Tearra 9-16 0-0 4-7 2-4 6 2 22 2 2 0 3 26
33 Baker, Falon 3-6 3-6 0-0 0-1 1 3 9 1 0 1 1 31
13 Olszewski Shelby 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 9
2 Hall, J’Nayah 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8
42 Norton, Symantha 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 7
TM TEAM 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 27-61 3-12 8-14 10-22 32 19 65 13 7 3 6 200

 

Kennesaw State 73

## Player FGM
-FGA
3FGM
-3FGA
FTM
-FTA
OFF
-DEF
TOT PF TP A TO BLK STL MIN
4 Dulkoski, Kelly 6-11 4-7 2-2 2-4 6 2 18 4 3 1 1 37
44 Sawyers, Deandrea 5-8 1-2 5-10 2-7 9 2 16 3 2 1 0 36
11 Young, Clara 3-6 0-2 2-2 0-2 2 2 8 5 4 0 1 39
22 Johnson, Allison 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7
24 Walker, Iceis 0-3 0-1 0-0 0-2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 7
30 Smith, Aareon 5-10 5-8 8-9 3-0 3 0 23 0 1 0 0 33
45 McAllister Jasmine 4-12 0-0 0-1 2-8 10 5 8 0 1 1 0 24
1 Jean, Alexis 0-2 0-1 0-0 1-2 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 10
10 Smith, Tayler 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
25 Polinsky, Katie 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TM TEAM 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 23-56 10-21 17-24 15-27 42 15 73 15 12 4 3 200

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