Lady Tigers Hold Off Martin For 58-52 Win
Monday, January 7, 2008

Nashville, Tenn.--- Despite getting off to a slow start the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team won its fourth straight contest by defeating UT-Martin 58-52 Monday night in the Gentry Center.


With the win, Tennessee State (7-7, 4-1 OVC) extends its home winning streak to three while UT-Martin (3-12, 0-5 OVC) drops its tenth straight.


Tennessee State fell behind 5-16 early in the first half but recovered and went into the halftime break with a 33-25 lead.


Kendra Appling led TSU with 23 points while Oby Okafor added 21. Crystal Fuller led UT-Martin with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Phyllisha Mitchell added 12 points.


The Lady Tigers return to action on Thursday at Samford. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.