Kendra Appling tallied a season-high 27 points and Tiffany Jackson recorded her second double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Kierra Goodwin chipped in a career-best nine points off the bench and LaDona Pierce dished out seven assists.
With the loss,
A bucket from Amber Rockwell started a run that would see
Over the next eight minutes, TSU chipped away at the
Three straight buckets from the Bruins put BU back on top 28-21 but the Lady Tigers rallied off seven unanswered points to knot the score at 28-28 with 1:45 left in the half.
A determined Lady Tiger squad, however, continued to fight and once again cut down the deficit. Two steals and three break-away lay-ups from Kendra Appling brought the game to 48-47, with
BU then used a 12-2 run to capture a 60-49 advantage, its largest lead since the 16:55 mark of the first half. Not to be denied, TSU forged yet another comeback. With the Lady Tigers now only trailing 60-57, Kendra Appling nailed a three-pointer from the corner to tie the game with 1:00 minute left in regulation.
TSU had a chance at the end of the game but suffered a shot clock violation and turned the ball over with 1.1 seconds left on the clock. On the ensuing possession, Kendra Appling and Kierra Goodwdin broke up the down court pass and the game went into overtime.
In the extra period,
Amber Rockwell led
The Lady Tigers will next travel to Alabama A&M on Sunday, Dec. 14 for continued non-conference action. Game time is slated for 3 p.m. at T.M. Elmore Gymnasium.