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Austin Peay Lady Govs unable to thwart Buccaneers’ fourth-quarter charge in loss

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJohnson City, TN – Senior Tiasha Gray [1] finished with 27 points but could not lead Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team past East Tennessee in an 80-76 nonconference loss, Monday night at Brooks Gymnasium.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball loses 80-76 to East Tennessee Monday night. (APSU Sports Information) [2]

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball loses 80-76 to East Tennessee Monday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (2-11) brought a five-point, 56-51, lead into the fourth quarter only to watch East Tennessee erase the deficit with a 6-1 run to start the fourth.

Gray willed Austin Peay back to a five-point lead with a jumper and three-pointer on the next two possessions for a 62-57 lead at the 8:07 mark.

East Tennessee (7-6) withstood Gray’s charge and went on a 10-0 run over the next 3:13 to build its own five-point advantage. The Govs came up empty of four straight possessions during the drought. Meanwhile, ETSU’s Tatiana Tarter scored seven points during the run, her free throw at the 4:43 mark setting up the closing stanza.

APSU Tiasha Gray [3]The Govs whittled away at the deficit from the free-throw line, sophomore forward Sydney Gooch [4] tying the game with a conventional three-point play with 3:01 left. The two teams then traded blows over the next two minutes, Austin Peay gaining a one-point, 76-75, advantage after Gray hit a pair of free throws with 41 seconds left.

East Tennessee’s Shamauria Bridges gave ETSU the lead for good when she made a contested three-pointer on the ensuing possession. Austin Peay’s Gray then drove down the lane for a running jumper but it bounced off the rim. Tarter then converted a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

The late ETSU charge was foreshadowed in the opening quarter which saw the Buccaneers make five of six to take a 22-13 lead at the first break. Austin Peay stormed back in the second, making four straight shots to start the frame and carried the momentum to a 38-35 halftime lead. Neither team could gain an edge in a ragged third quarter which left APSU with a five-point advantage.

APSU Tearra Banks [5]Gray led all scorers with 27 points – her third 20-point outing this season – on 10-of-21 shooting, including 3-of-7 from three-point range. Junior center Tearra Banks [6] added 19 points, making 7-of-11 from the floor.

Tarter led ETSU with 22 points on 7-of-17 shooting. Chandler Christopher and Kendrick each added 13 points. The Buccaneers won the rebounding battle, 41-31, thanks to a staggering 17 offensive rebounds that led to 17 second-chance points.

Austin Peay will take an 11-day break for the Christmas holiday before returning to action with a January 2nd Ohio Valley Conference home contest against Eastern Kentucky at the Dunn Center.

Box Score

Austin Peay (2-11) 76, East Tennessee (7-6) 80

1 2 3 4 Total
Austin Peay 13 25 18 20 76
East Tennessee
22 13 16 29 80

 


Austin Peay 76

## Player FGM
-FGA
3FGM
-3FGA
FTM
-FTA
OFF
-DEF
TOT PF TP A TO BLK STL MIN
1 Gray, Tiasha [1] 10-21 3-7 4-7 0-4 4 4 27 4 2 0 1 38
23 Gooch, Sydney [4] 4-7 0-0 1-1 3-3 6 2 9 0 2 1 0 34
33 Baker, Falon [8] 2-6 2-6 2-2 0-3 3 2 8 1 0 2 0 27
22 Gregory, Lakeisha [9] 2-5 1-4 0-0 0-1 1 0 5 2 2 0 0 26
24 Rates, Beth [10] 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-1 3 5 0 0 1 2 0 22
25 Banks, Tearra [6] 7-11 0-0 5-6 1-7 8 4 19 0 0 0 1 21
42 Norton, Symantha [11] 1-2 1-2 0-0 1-0 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 16
12 Rich, Madison [12] 0-1 0-1 3-4 0-1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 13
3 Rivers, April [13] 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 3
TM TEAM 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 27-56 7-20 15-21 9-22 31 20 76 10 10 5 2 200

 

East Tennessee 80

## Player FGM
-FGA
3FGM
-3FGA
FTM
-FTA
OFF
-DEF
TOT PF TP A TO BLK STL MIN
15 Tianna Tarter 7-17 2-5 6-8 0-3 3 4 22 3 0 0 3 37
10 Chandler Christopher 4-10 2-4 3-4 1-1 2 3 13 2 3 1 0 34
24 Shomari Kendrick 4-10 0-0 5-7 8-6 14 2 13 2 2 1 0 30
2 Shamauria Bridges 3-8 1-2 1-2 0-1 1 4 8 0 2 0 0 27
30 Sadasia Tipps 4-4 0-0 0-0 3-3 6 2 8 0 0 0 0 23
22 Malloree Schurr 3-5 0-0 0-2 3-2 5 1 6 0 0 0 0 14
4 Carley Lytton 2-4 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 6 3 0 1 0 13
5 Raven Dean 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 11
45 Yamile Rodriguez 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
3 Adriane Vaughan 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TM TEAM 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-6 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Totals 29-62 7-15 15-23 17-24 41 17 80 10 9 3 3 200