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APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Coming off its first win of 2016, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team seeks to ride that momentum into its home contest against Arkansas State, 7:00pm, Wednesday, in the Dunn Center.The Governors (1-1) are coming off a 76-57 victory over Christian Brothers, Sunday, which featured a career-best 23-point performance by junior center Brianne Alexander.
The Smyrna, Tennessee, product scored 19 of her points in the second half as Austin Peay mounted a second-half comeback. Highlighting Alexander’s day was an 11-of-16 mark at the free throw line, with her 16 attempts one shy of the single-game program record.
Three additional Govs also totaled double-digit point totals – senior Tearra Banks (15), senior Beth Rates (10) and redshirt sophomore Falon Baker (10). All 14 players on the roster received minutes for APSU as head coach David Midlick showcased the depth of the Govs.
The Opponent: Arkansas State
The Red Wolves are in the midst of a rebuilding year, having lost all five of their starters from a season ago. Arkansas State looks to reestablish its foundation following the loss of 86 percent of its offense, and will suit up seven freshmen when the team travels to Clarksville.
Arkansas State opened the season with a 76-34 loss at Oklahoma State, with just 15 of those points occurring in the second half. Starr Taylor and Dominique Oliver each had seven points to lead ASU.
Head coach Brian Boyer begins his 18th season at the helm, having spent his entire coaching career at Arkansas State.
Last Time Against the Red Wolves
Austin Peay and Arkansas State last met December 16th, 2015, with the Red Wolves holding on for a 66-55 victory. For the Govs, Tiasha Gray totaled a team-high 14 points, while Tearra Banks and Madison Rich each added 12 points off the bench.
Searching for more
Defend the Dunn
Rates climbing the charts
Baker for three
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 stats will be available at www.PeayStats.com
Wednesday’s game can also be streamed for free at www.OVCDigitalNetwork.com
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