APSU Sports Information
Jacksonville, AL – Coming off a tough matchup with Tennessee Tech, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team dropped their second road game against Jacksonville State, Saturday, January 13th, 2018. The final score was 65-47.
Austin Peay Women’s Basketball loses to Jacksonville State Saturday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)
Both teams opened the game cold from the floor, with neither squad shooting above 30.0 percent. Austin Peay (10-7) worked to find an offensive rhythm until Brianne Alexander found space inside scoring six points in the first half.
The Governors’ second quarter struggles continued as Austin Peay shot 4-14 from the floor, but their defense continued to fight as the Governors went into the locker room down 15 points.
After the halftime break, the Govs came out firing, shooting 60.0 percent from the floor for the second-straight game. Kelen Kenol scored six second-half points and pulled down three defensive rebounds to keep the Gamecocks from getting extra possessions.
Baker led the Govs with nine points and seven assists, with Brianne Alexander and Kenol each scoring eight points. Kenol added seven rebounds and two blocks in her 26 minutes.
The Governors shot 60.0 percent from the field in the third quarter. This is the second-straight game where Austin Peay has scored 60.0 percent or better during the third period.
The Govs scored eight points off of turnovers and six second chance points as they looked to build their comeback.
Falon Baker led the Govs in scoring with nine points. Baker and Kenol led the Govs with seven rebounds.
The Govs won the bench point battle scoring 20 bench points. Austin Peay scored 24 points in the paint.
David Midlick’s Musings
“I wasn’t disappointed in the five or six we had in the game from midway through the third period through the second half. I thought we competed against their starters holding it at about a 10 points game, we’ve got to bring that in the first half.”
“As best as we can do in practice, we have to make practices that intense and we have to have that sense of urgency in everything we do.”
Next Up for APSU Women’s Basketball
The Govs will look to stop their conference skid 5:30pm, Thursday, January 18th, 2018 against Tennessee State.
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