Inside Austin Peay Basketball
Sophomore Jennifer Nwokocha led APSU in scoring (15), rebounding (8) and steals (4) in Saturday's loss at Tennessee State.
Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information
Lady Govs swamped by Tennessee State
Courtesy: Cody Bush, APSU Sports Information
Release: 02/08/2014

NASHVILLE – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Tennessee State squad and suffered a 96-61 Ohio Valley Conference loss, Saturday, at the Gentry Center.

Austin Peay (9-15, 6-5 OVC) saw its four-game road winning streak halted by a Tennessee State squad that shot 53.6 percent from the floor – its second best shooting performance of the season. The Lady Govs shot 40 percent from the floor, but saw their 23 turnovers converted into 25 TSU points.

Tennessee State (9-14, 6-4 OVC) scored the game’s first eight points and ultimately led wire-to-wire. The Lady Govs would close to within four points, 18-14, 13:46 left in the first half. However, Tennessee State scored the game’s next nine points to build a double-digit, 27-14 lead just two minutes later.

The Lady Tigers pushed the lead to 20 points, 40-20, with four minutes left and used a 12-2 run to extend the lead to 30 points with 1:25 left. Tennessee State would hold a 54-27 lead at the halftime break.

Austin Peay came out of the halftime break and scored the period’s first four points. Tennessee State responded with a 13-0 run and its lead hit 36 points, 67-31, with 15:30 left and they would not be threatened the game’s remainder.

Sophomore Jennifer Nwokocha posted a 15-point, eight-rebound, four-steal performance to lead Austin Peay in all three categories. Senior Nicole Olszewski added 13 points.

Tennessee State’s Jayda Johnson led all scorers with 17 points off the bench. Rachel Allen added 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Chelsea Hudson and Alana Morris each added 14 points.

Austin Peay concludes its three-game OVC road trip with a 7 p.m., Monday contest at Belmont.

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