February 09, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
TSU Lady Tigers1711141557
Eastern Kentucky1566431
Stats at a GlanceTSUEKU
FG Percentage.423 (22-52) .245 (13-53)
3P FG Percentage.375 (3-8) .222 (4-18)
FT Percentage.667 (10-15) .500 (1-2)
Offensive Rebounds611
Defensive Rebounds3025
Total Rebounds3636
Turnovers1423
Steals157
Bench Points217
LeadersTSUEKU
PointsWOOTEN - 15
BASS - 8
ReboundsWRISTER - 8
SOLOMON - 8
TEAM - 8
AssistsELLIOTT - 5
SOLOMON - 4
StealsWRISTER - 5
BASS - 3
BlocksWOOTEN - 2
GRICE - 2
Lady Tigers Down Colonels, 57-31, on the Road
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Lady Tigers Down Colonels, 57-31, on the Road

FINAL BOX

Final Score: Tennessee State 57 – Eastern Kentucky 31
Records: TSU (4-20, 4-8 OVC) – EKU (2-21, 0-12 OVC)
Venue: McBrayer Arena
Location: Richmond, Ky.

Richmond, Ky. --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team captured a, 57-31, win at Eastern Kentucky Saturday night in McBrayer Arena.

TSU improved to 4-20 (4-8 OVC) while EKU fell to 2-21 (0-12 OVC).

The contest was tied, 21-21, midway through the second quarter when the Lady Tigers turned up their defensive pressure and outscored the Colonels 36-10 the rest of the way.

Tia Wooten led TSU with 15 points while Jaden Wrightsell added 11. Andreana Wrister pulled down a game-high eight rebounds to go with five steals.

Eastern Kentucky was led in scoring by Bria Bass’ eight points while Shay Soloman recorded a team-best eight rebounds.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Tia Wooten – 15
    • Rebounds: Andreana Wrister – 8
    • Assists: Lauren Elliott - 5
    • Steals: Andreana Wrister – 5
  • Jaden Wrightsell had 11 points and six rebounds.
  • TSU shot 42.3 percent from the field and forced 23 turnovers.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • TSU held a slight, 17-15, lead after the first quarter before a 4-1 spurt gave the Lady Tigers a 21-16 cushion.
  • EKU responded with five unanswered points to tie the game at 21-all with 3:22 left in the second period.
  • The Lady Tigers countered with a 7-0 run to capture a 28-21 lead heading into the halftime break.
  • TSU outscored EKU 11-6 in the second quarter.
  • In the third quarter, a 7-0 run capped by a three-point play by Tia Wooten, put the Lady Tigers on top 35-21.
  • After holding EKU to six points for the second straight quarter, TSU carried a 42-27 advantage into the final frame.
  • The Lady Tigers opened the fourth quarter with another run, this time a 9-0 spurt capped by an Annaliese Burnett triple.
  • The score was 51-29 in favor of TSU with 4:34 left in the game.
  • The Lady Tigers held the Colonels to four points in the fourth quarter.

GAME NOTES

  • Tia Wooten scored in double-digits for the fourth straight game and the 16th time this season.
  • TSU increased its winning streak over EKU to five games.
  • Annaliese Burnett and Akia Harris came off the bench to hit three-pointers in the game.
  • TSU held EKU to just 16 points in the final three quarters.

 UP NEXT

  • TSU returns to action on Wednesday, Feb.13 at home versus Belmont. Game time is slated for 11 a.m. in Gentry Center for Kids Day.

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