Tuesday, December 7, 2004
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State women's basketball basketball team saw Belmont University post a late second half surge to pull away for a 64-54 win over the Lady Tigers Tuesday night. The game, played in the Gaylord Entertainment Center, featured 10 lead changes and eight ties. TSU trailed 56-51 with 2:44 remaining when the Bruins went on an 8-0 run to build their largest lead at 63-51 following Jenny Conkle's layup with 1:59 remaining. TSU trailed 29-21 at halftime, but the Lady Tigers bounced back to take the lead on a Leslie Dean layup to make the score 33-32 near the 14-minute mark. The game would be tied three times before Tonisha Jones hit one of three free throws with 10:50 left to make the score 41-40 and give Belmont the lead for good. The Lady Tigers (3-4) was led by LiKisa Clay's 21 points. Dean added 11. LaToya Clay had a team-high 13 rebounds for TSU which shot 26 percent (17-of-65) from the field. Belmont (5-2) was led by Conkle's 23 points while Hllie Davis scored 10. Belmont connected on 11-of-17 field goals in the second half for 65 percent and finished the game at 43 percent. The Bruins made 16-of-37 free throws for 43 percent. TSU will have two weeks off from game action. The Lady Tigers will host Winthrop Dec. 21.

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