Austin Peay vs. UT Martin
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center
Clarksville, TN – Following a pair of double headers, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team returns to the court 7:00pm, Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 hosting UT Martin in the Dunn Center.
The Governors are coming off their first Ohio Valley Conference win, Saturday, against Eastern Illinois, where the Govs rode freshman guard Brianah Ferby’s explosive 19-point performance to a 69-59 win against Eastern Illinois.
Brianah Ferby scored six points in the first and third quarters to give the Governors a lift when the offense stalled at the beginning of each half. The Governors shot 36.1 percent from the floor, but outscored the Panthers 21-6 in a second-quarter surge that gave Austin Peay the cushion they needed to top Eastern Illinois.
Ferby’s career high led all scorers with 19 points, three rebounds and two assists in her second-straight start. Falon Baker added 12 points, with a season high nine rebounds, two assists and two steals, while Brianne Alexander posted 11 points and eight rebounds doing work under the basket for the Govs.
In her first game back from injury, Keisha Gregory had a season high nine rebounds, five points and three steals in her 33 minutes on the floor. The Govs converted 22 points off of 19 Panther turnovers, and won the battle on the glass with 18 second-chance points off of 16 offensive rebounds.
The Govs face off against a Skyhawks squad determined not to be overlooked, after dropping a nail biter at home to the preseason favorite, Belmont, on Saturday. UT Martin is led by the offensive presence of sophomore guard Kendall Spray, who is averaging 16.8 points per game.
The Govs broke their recent four-game skid against Eastern Illinois after a second-quarter surge. Austin Peay is now 1-1 in conference play, looking to rattle off another winning streak, as they did in nonconference play, where they won seven-straight contests.
Freshman Brianah Ferby has started the first two conference games for the Govs, only scoring five points in her first starting role, but leading the Govs with a 19-point performance against Eastern Illinois that gave Austin Peay their first league win.
Two Governors are averaging double-digits: Gregory (10.6) and Baker (10.1). Ferby is just off a double digit pace with 9.9 points per game.
Dominating the Glass
The Govs outrebounded the Panthers 43-31, Saturday, with Gregory and Baker each pulling down nine rebounds, while Alexander added a season high eight rebounds.
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Be sure to follow all the Austin Peay women’s basketball action at 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 video can be found at OVC Digital Network.