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APSU Sports Information
Nashville, TN – Behind a career night from Arielle Gonzalez-Varner, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team downed Tennessee State 75-59, Thursday.
Austin Peay (11-7) came out strong, shooting 50.0 percent from the floor taking an early eight-point lead.
The Governors dribble penetration created opportunities for shooters beyond the arc, as the Govs went 5-for-7 from three-point territory in the first quarter.
Keisha Gregory led the way going 2-for-2 from deep, scoring nine points in the opening quarter.
Falon Baker dished out three assists and Gonzalez-Varner pulled down two offensive rebounds in the first half, but the Tigers closed the gap in the second period, tying the game at 28 with five and half minutes left in the second quarter.
The Governors defense held the Tigers to 1-of-10 to open the third quarter as the Govs went 6-for-6 from the stripe to cushion their lead. Gonzalez-Varner and Jemiah Harrison combined for nine points late in the third quarter as the Govs outscored the Tigers 21-14.
Alexander lead the Govs with 16 points and seven rebounds, with Ferby adding 15 points and seven rebounds, and Gregory scoring 12 points and pulling down five rebounds.
Gonzalez-Varner tied a career high scoring 6 points and pulled down a career best eight rebounds. Michaela Campbell and Harrison scored six and five points respectively, with each adding four rebounds.
Austin Peay gets its first road win of the conference season and ends a two game losing streak.
This is the Governors first road win since December 6th, and the largest margin of victory on the road this season.
Arielle Gonzalez-Varner posts a career night scoring six points and pulling down eight rebounds.
Three Governors scored in double digits: Alexander (16), Gregory (15) and Ferby (12).
Austin Peay scored 17 points off of 12 offensive rebounds.
Three Governors won the battle in the paint scoring 26 points.
The Govs shot above 50.0 percent in the third quarter for the third-straight game.
The Govs scored more than 20 points in three of the four quarters, Thursday, for the first time this season.
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