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Poor shooting night dooms APSU Lady Govs against UT Martin

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Suffering through its worst shooting night of the 2014-15 campaign, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team dropped a 71-61 Ohio Valley Conference decision to league-leading UT Martin, Saturday, at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball drops game to UT Martin 71-61, Wednesday night. (APSU Sports Information) [1]

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball drops game to UT Martin 71-61, Wednesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (8-15, 5-5 OVC) kept the game close through the opening 16 minutes.

The Lady Govs held a lead twice in the half – both times by a point – freshman Brianne Alexander [2] giving them the last of those leads with a pair of free throws for a 24-23 lead at the 5:16 mark.

However, Austin Peay would only score one more point the rest of the half. UT Martin (14-9, 10-0 OVC) closed the half with a 13-1 run, including the half’s final 10 points, to carry a 36-25 advantage into halftime.

APSU's April Rivers [3]In the second half the Lady Govs were able to close to within seven points, 45-38, thanks to a three-pointer by sophomore April Rivers [4] with 14:19 left in the game. It was the first of four three-pointers by Rivers – she hit two on back-to-to-back possessions later in the half to move APSU with 12 points with 9:47 left.

The Skyhawks would push the lead back to 18 points late in the half, and held that margin after Ashia Jones’ layup with 4:16 left. UT Martin would not score again in the contest, but Austin Peay found cutting into that lead difficult. The Lady Govs closed the game with an 8-0 run, a run that could have gone further except for a stretch of more than three minutes where the Skyhawks maintained continuous possession.

APSU's Tiasha Gray [5]Rivers led Austin Peay with 16 points off the bench, converting 4-of-7 from three-point range and adding a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Junior Tiasha Gray [6] battled through another tough shooting night to finish with 14 points (5-of-15 shooting), six assists and six steals. Junior Jennifer Nwokocha [7] added her season’s first double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Austin Peay made just 29.4 percent (15-of-51) of its field-goal attempts, its worst shooting performance since the 2011-12 season. The Lady Govs compensated with season-highs in both free throws made and attempted, going 26-of-37 (70.3 percent) at the line.

Jones led UT Martin with a game-best 34 points, scoring 21 points in the second half. The Skyhawks made 39.1 percent (27-of-69) of their shots, but just 54.5 percent (12-of-22) from the free throw line.

Austin Peay continues its four-game homestand when it hosts rival Murray State in a 4:30pm, Saturday contest.

Video – Carrie Daniels

Box Score

Austin Peay 61 (8-15 5-5 OVC) vs UT Martin 71 (14-9 10-0 OVC)

1 2 Total Records
UT Martin 36 35 71 14-9 (10-0 OVC)
Austin Peay 25 36 61 8-15 (5-5 OVC)


UT Martin 71

## Player FGM-FGA 3FGM-3FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF TOT PF TP A TO BLK STL MIN
34 Jones, Ashia 13-24 0-0 8-11 3-2 5 4 34 2 5 2 2 34
20 Schubert, Katie 2-7 2-6 0-0 4-6 10 3 6 3 8 1 2 27
14 Roberts, Chelsea 2-6 1-5 1-2 1-6 7 4 6 0 0 0 4 25
21 Ward, Jessy 2-10 1-8 0-0 0-3 3 2 5 2 2 0 1 32
30 Caldwell, Tiara 2-4 0-0 0-0 7-2 9 4 4 1 1 1 1 29
35 Tyson, Karisma 3-7 1-4 2-3 0-4 4 2 9 0 1 0 1 21
42 Jackson, Monique 2-3 0-0 1-4 3-0 3 2 5 0 0 1 1 11
4 Woolfolk, Danielle 1-7 0-0 0-2 1-2 3 3 2 3 1 0 1 13
23 Howard, Haley 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 8
0 TEAM 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 27-69 5-23 12-22 21-28 49 28 71 11 18 5 13 200
Percentages 39.1% 21.7% 54.5%

 

Austin Peay 61

## Player FGM-FGA FGM3-FGA3 FTM-FTA OFF-DEF TOT PF TP A TO BLK STL MIN
1 Gray, Tiasha [6] 5-15 0-6 4-6 0-1 1 2 14 6 8 0 6 40
21 Nwokocha, Jennifer [7] 3-12 0-0 4-10 6-4 10 4 10 1 1 1 0 28
4 Stainback, Kristen [11] 1-10 1-5 4-5 1-4 5 0 7 0 3 1 1 40
11 Alexander, Brianne [2] 0-1 0-0 6-6 3-4 7 5 6 0 1 0 0 19
24 Rates, Beth [12] 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 4 0 0 2 0 0 12
3 Rivers, April [4] 4-9 4-7 4-4 0-3 3 0 16 0 4 0 0 25
23 Gooch, Sydney [13] 2-2 0-0 4-6 2-7 9 3 8 0 1 0 1 28
42 Norton, Symantha [14] 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
12 Rich, Madison [15] 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
44 Scott, Jacey [16] 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TM TEAM 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 15-51 5-19 26-37 15-25 40 19 61 8 21 2 8 200
Percentages 29.4% 26.3% 70.3%