LADY TIGERS CONCLUDE HOMESTAND BY ROLLING PAST FISK
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State's Lady Tigers placed six players in double digit scoring to put the finishing touch on a four-game homestand to open the basketball season by rolling past Fisk University 85-50 in the Gentry Center Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers shot 54 percent from the floor (36-of-67) and scored 47 points off 40 Lady Bulldog turnovers. TSU also had 26 points off the fast break. Quanecia Fletcher came off the bench to lead the Lady Tigers (3-1) with 19 points and also had six steals that led to several easy baskets. The balanced attack included Madison Adams and LaKisha Clay with 14 points, Kendra Bailey with 13 points and posting a double-double with 10 rebounds. LaRaea Starr and KaSheena Powe rounded out the double figure scorers with 10 points each. Fisk opened the game with a 5-0 lead, but the Lady Tigers opened their first double digit lead at 23-12 at the 7:38 mark on a layup by Fletcher. TSU carried a 44-31 lead into intermission. In the second half, TSU held Fisk to 29 percent shooting, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 41-19. Fisk (1-1) was led by Antionette Taylor with 15 points and April Johnson added 14. The Lady Bulldogs shot 35 percent from the floor for the game. TSU will play in the Kansas State Tournament this weekend. TSU will open the tournament by playing Liberty University on Friday.