LADY TIGERS OPEN OVC PLAY WITH EKU
Friday, January 3, 2003
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State Lady Tigers jump into Ohio Valley Conference play in challenging fashion as the Tigers play perennial league power Eastern Kentucky. Game time is Saturday (Jan. 4) at 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center. Tennessee State will be looking for consistency with the return to play for the first time since last Saturday's loss at Middle Tennessee. MTSU was able to break open a close game to post an 83-62 victory. TSU has played at home just two times in nine games to begin the season. The Lady Tigers open conference play with a brief two-game homestand. The Lady Tigers will be facing an EKU team that is picked second in the OVC preseason race. Following the game with EKU, Tennessee State will play host to Morehead State on Monday night. TSU is led by guard Kisha Stewart, who is averaging 10.1 points game. Steward also leads the team with her 14 3-point field goals made. Quanecia Fletcher scored a career-high 17 points in the game at Middle Tennessee. Odessa Kelly added 12. Eastern Kentucky has a four-game winning streak intact and is 8-4 overall.EKU won games over future OVC members Samford (65-44) and Jacksonville State (93-71). Katie Kelly leads a balanced Lady Colonel attack at 15.9 ppg. ###