Women's Basketball Recaps: November 21
Austin Peay State 55, Alabama A&M 52
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Alabama A&M (2-2) dropped a tight 55-52 decision versus Austin Peay State Tuesday afternoon at the T.M. Elmore Gymnasium.
DeShawna Harper led the Lady Bulldogs with 17 points and five thefts. Jameica Cobb chipped in 11 points. Center Ashlyn Dotson struggled, as she was held scoreless.
Keisha Gregory paced the Lady Governors with 17 points and eight rebounds. Falon Baker added 13 points, and Brianne Alexander netted 10 points.
A defensive struggle throughout, Alabama A&M shook off a 14-9 deficit at the end of the first to force a 27-27 tie at the break. Neither side got much going in the third quarter, but Alabama A&M managed to withstand a 6-0 run APSU run -- as powered by Alexander -- to take a 36-35 lead on a Tierra Dark layup with 3:38 left. However, neither side scored for the next 5:39 of game play until Nigeria Jones put one home to push AAMU's lead to three.
Another score from Jones made the game 42-36 in favor of the Lady Bulldogs with 7:31 left, but a 17-7 run by the Lady Governors left Alabama A&M trailing 53-49 with just over 30 seconds left. Harper buried a three to get AAMU within one, but after Gregory and Williams each knocked down a free throw, a would-be game-tying trey attempt from Lauren McKee was off the mark.
Texas State 70, Texas Southern 56
HOUSTON - A 33-point effort from Joyce Kennerson was not enough to lift Texas Southern past Texas State Tuesday night, as the Lady Tigers (0-3) fell 70-56 at the Health and Physical Education Arena.
Kennerson was 12-of-21 from the floor, including 4-of-7 from deep. However, the rest of the Lady Tigers were not as successful, going a collective 10-of-32 from the floor. Artavia Ford was the only other Texas Southern player in double-figures, scoring 10.
Toshua Leavitt led Texas State with 24 points, including six made three-pointers. Taeler Deer and Brooke Holle scored 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the Lady Bobcats.
Texas Southern started off on the right foot, building a five-point lead at multiple points in the first quarter. However, the Lady Bobcats closed strongly as a Leavitt jumper with 21 ticks left gave Texas State a 21-20 lead going into the second. The Lady Tigers trailed for the rest of the contest, facing a 10-point deficit at the break.
Texas Southern was outscored 25-11 in points off turnovers and committed 20 giveaways compared to Texas State's 11.