LADY TIGERS LOSE TO HOST SAMFORD
BIRMINGHAM --- Tennessee State could not overcome its shooting woes as host Samford was able to connect on seven 3-point field goals and made 21-of-24 free throws on the way to a 60-45 women's basketball victory over the Lady Tigers Thursday night. TSU (1-24, 0-15 OVC) made 18 total field goals to Samford's 16, but the Lady Tigers converted only one 3-pointer out of 15 attempts. The lone 3-pointer came in the opening half from freshman forward Denina Lockridge, her first of the season. Samford (10-17, 3-13) was led by sophomore Chelsee Insell's career high 27 points. Insell made five 3-pointers and connected on all 12 free throws, a new Samford record for most free throws in a game. Tennessee State finished the game 18-of-56 for 32 percent and made 8-of-17 free throws for 47 percent. Freshman Kendra Bailey was TSU's high scorer with eight points. Guard KaSheena Powe had a game-high nine rebounds. TSU closes the season Saturday at Jacksonville State.