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Clarksville, TN – With five players in double figures, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team topped Arkansas-Pine Bluff 97-61 in their Dunn Center return.
The comeback Govs needed no second-half resurgence Wednesday night, as they pulled away from Arkansas-Pine Bluff grabbing a 15-point lead in the first quarter that they would never surrender.
Austin Peay Women’s Basketball beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 97-61 Wednesday night at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)
Kelen Kenol and Brianne Alexander took advantage of the Golden Lions guard-heavy lineup as Kenol scored four points and Alexander added five points and two rebounds down low.
Freshman Brianah Ferby got off to a hot start scoring 11 points in the first quarter coming off the bench.
Keisha Gregory found her rhythm in the second quarter shooting 75.0 percent from the field scoring nine points, bringing down five rebounds and recording one steal.
The Governors scored 15 points off turnovers in the first half, taking a 50-24 lead into the halftime break.
Coming out of the half, Alexander scored four early points off strong offensive rebounds. Her inside performance was aided by the outside shooting of Brianah Ferby and Brandi Ferby, who each scored six points, going a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the arc.
The Governors put up 30 points in the third quarter, the most they have scored in a single quarter this season.
The Governors scored 15 bench points in the final period, with junior college transfer Michaela Campbell leading the way with seven points, while freshmen Myah LeFlore and Brandi Ferby added four points each.
Brianah Ferby lead the Governors with 17 points, three rebounds and two steals. Gregory scored in double-digits for the fourth straight game racking up 15 points and five rebounds.
Forwards Alexander and Kenol dictated the front court, scoring 12 points apiece, with Alexander adding four rebounds as the Governors earned their fifth-straight victory.
Austin Peay remains undefeated against Arkansas-Pine Bluff leading the series 2-0.
The Govs are on a five-game winning streak for the first time since the 2010-11 season where they won five games in a row during OVC play.
The last time Austin Peay scored over 90 points in a game was Jan. 9, 2016 in a 91-75 victory over Tennessee Tech.
Five Governors scored in double-digits: Brianah Ferby (17), Gregory (15), Alexander (12), Kenol (12) and Brandi Ferby (10).
Brianah Ferby led the Govs in scoring, the second time she has led the team in that category this season
Williams led the team in assists (6) and Brandi Ferby led the team in steals (3).
The Governors 19 assists is a season high.
Catching up with Coach David Midlick
“Overall I was proud of our defensive effort against a team that can score the basketball and has played pretty well against Dayton and Texas Tech. I just give a lot of credit to our ladies, they played good defense with good rotations. I thought we were good in full court in pressuring them, we shared the basketball, made the extra pass and knocked down shots.”
“This is good, because some players that have not played significant minutes, got to play and we are going to need help from them down the line and so by gaining game action they can learn from their mistakes and see what they did right as well. This was excellent for our entire team as we get ready for our next game against Evansville.
Next Up for APSU Women’s Basketball
The Governors will be in action 1:00pm, Saturday, December 2nd against Evansville in the Dunn Center.
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