SECOND HALF SCORELESS STREAK HELPS PREVENT LADY TIGERS FROM GETTING IN WIN COLUMN
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State went without a field goal for more than seven minutes after the mid-way point of the second half to prevent any hopes of pulling the upset of Samford University in a 64-53 Ohio Valley Conference loss. After senior Quanecia Fletcher scored on a layup with 9:29 remaining to make the score 52-46, the Tigers would not score from the field until Ashley Sibby's field goal with 2:01 left. Samford also had its own stretch without a field goal from the 7:34 mark until Chelsee Insell's field goal with 2:13 left. The Tigers trailed 37-28 at halftime, which matched the Bulldogs largest lead in the first half. Samford opened its largest lead at 49-33 with 13:11 remaining in the game before the Lady Tigers made a 13-3 run to pull to within six points. Samford 15-6 (10-4 OVC) was led by Insell's 22 points. Alex Mundy posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Samford held a 35-23 rebounding advantage. TSU was led by senior Leslie Dean with 16 points. Freshman Kendra Apppling added 15 for TSU.
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