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Austin Peay Lady Govs open OVC Slate at Tennessee State

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay returns from its Christmas break to begin Ohio Valley Conference play with a 5:30pm, Thursday contest at Tennessee State. The Lady Govs bring a two-game losing streak into conference play after dropping back-to-back home contests just prior to the holiday break.

Tennessee State has lost its last three outings entering league action. Both teams played Florida A&M prior to their respective six-day breaks, Austin Peay dropping an 86-77 decision, December 21st, while Tennessee State fell to the Lady Rattlers, 90-75, the next day.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball.

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Lady Govs hold off Tigers

 

APSU Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team nearly squandered a 20-point second half lead but held on to record a 74-66 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Tennessee State, Saturday night at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay (10-16, 9-5 OVC) built a 20-point lead, 58-38, just past the second half’s midway point. The Lady Govs outscored the Lady Tigers 24-12 over the opening 10-plus minutes.

Tennessee State (7-18, 3-11) slashed that lead in half in less than two minutes, scoring the game’s next 10 points and trailed by 10 points, 58-48, with 7:49 remaining.

Junior Whitney Hanley scored 17 points in the Lady Govs victory against Tennessee State, Saturday. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

Junior Whitney Hanley scored 17 points in the Lady Govs victory against Tennessee State, Saturday. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Second-half charge leads Lady Govs past Tennessee State

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – It took a half for the offense to wake up, but when it did Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team used it and a stout defensive effort to charge past Tennessee State en route to a 60-45 Ohio Valley Conference victory, Saturday night, at the Gentry Center.

Austin Peay (6-13, 5-2 OVC) never led in the opening half but trailed by just one point, 25-24, at halftime. Junior Jasmine Rayner made a pair of free throws on the Lady Govs first possession to give APSU its first lead.

Sophomore Meghan Bussabarger recorded her season's first double-double (12 pts, 10 reb) in the Lady Govs victory at Tennessee State, Saturday. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Sophomore Meghan Bussabarger recorded her season's first double-double (12 pts, 10 reb) in the Lady Govs victory at Tennessee State, Saturday. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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Lady Govs reach end of long road trip, seek second-straight road win at Tennessee State

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – Austin Peay women’s basketball team ends its six-game road trip with a 5:30pm, Saturday, Ohio Valley Conference contest against Tennessee State at the Gentry Center.

The Lady Govs return to the road after a week layoff following their 71-55 victory at Murray State, last Saturday. That win stopped a season-long four-game losing streak by Austin Peay and was its first victory during the current road trip. After falling behind 14-2 in the game’s first six minutes, the Lady Govs rallied to end the opening half with a 33-8 run that gave them a 13-point halftime lead which they did not relinquish.

Lady Govs Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Lady Govs Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Women’s Basketball: Slow start dooms Lady Govs at Tennessee State

 

APSU Governors LogoNASHVILLE – An 18-point first half put Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team in a hole it could not dig out as it dropped a 68-57 Ohio Valley Conference contest to Tennessee State, Saturday night at the Gentry Center.

Despite a poor shooting performance – it made just 20.7 percent of its first-half field goals – Austin Peay (9-16, 8-6 OVC) was within four points, 20-16, with 6:50 remaining in the period. But the offense went without a point for 6:42 of the remaining time, only a Whitney Hanley basket ending the drought with eight seconds remaining. Meanwhile, Tennessee State closed the half with a 12-2 run and took a 32-18 lead into halftime.

Ashley Herring led the Lady Govs with 14 points in its loss at Tennessee State, Saturday. (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Ashley Herring led the Lady Govs with 14 points in its loss at Tennessee State, Saturday. (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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