With the win,
Austin Peay (13-12, 9-5 OVC) was led by April Thomas’ 21 points and 14 boards. Jasmine Rayner added 12.
After a scoreless opening two minutes of play, Austin Peay
finally got on the board on a bucket from April Thomas.
After trading buckets over the next couple of possessions, TSU used an 11-2 run to jump ahead 15-7 before the second media timeout.
The Lady Govs responded with a 10-2 run to knot the score at 17-apiece with 6:59 left in the half. APSU then outscored TSU 8-2 over the next six minutes to capture a 25-19 lead at the 1:35 mark.
TSU, however, scored the final six points of the half to go into the break tied 25-25.
As to be expected, the second half was a battle. Neither team could capture more than a two point lead throughout the first fourteen minutes of the period.
The Lady Govs battled back to within one, 53-52, about four minutes later but a triple from Charisse Hicks sparked a 7-0 run that built the Lady Tiger lead back up to 64-56 with 1:49 left to play.
Austin Peay could not overcome the deficit down the stretch as TSU went on to win 69-61.
TSU outscored APSU 44-36 in the second half and out-rebounded the Lady Govs 41-35.
The Lady Tigers will continue their three-game road swing on
Thursday at Tennessee Tech. Game time is slated for 5 p.m. at