Lady Tigers Return to action at Jacksonville
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will return to action, once again on the road, as the Lady Tigers take on Atlantic Sun member Jacksonville on Wednesday. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. eastern in Swisher Arena.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State is coming off a disappointing loss to cross-town rival Lipscomb last Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers fell to the Lady Bisons, 81-78, in overtime just before the Thanksgiving break. The loss was TSU’s fourth straight and moved the Lady Tigers to 1-6 on the season.
After seven games, TSU is averaging 65.7 points per outing while shooting 34.8 percent from the field. Chelsea Hudson leads the team in scoring with 17.6 points per game while Rachel Allen (11.0 ppg) and Jayda Johnson (6.9 ppg) round out the top scorers for TSU.
The Lady Tigers, under second year head coach Larry Joe Inman, returned four letterwinners from last year’s squad and added eight newcomers, including seven freshmen, to the roster.
TSU finished last season with an overall record of 13-15 and a 9-7 conference mark. In an Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll that was released in October, TSU was predicted to finish fifth in the East Division standings.
LAST TIME OUT
Tennessee State led by as many as 15 points but saw that lead disappear in an, 81-78, overtime loss to Lipscomb in the Gentry Center. Rachel Allen knocked down a three-pointer with seconds left on the clock to force regulation but the Lady Tigers could not pull out the win. Allen led TSU with 20 points to go with seven rebounds and six assists. Chelsea Hudson recorded a double-double while Jayda Johnson posted a career-high 14 points.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Jacksonville (2-2) has won its last two games, including the most recent victory on the road against Troy, 82-67.
In the win over Troy, five players scored in double-figures led by Jade Cargill’s 18 points (10 rebounds). Queen Alford (17), Madison Scott (15), Briona Brown (11) and Ciara McLee (10) also posted double-digits. Scott had a double-double with 14 rebounds. Reddick, JU’s leading scorer, was held to only five points in the contest.
Following four contests, JU is averaging 69.5 points per game behind a .379 field goal percentage. The Dolphins are 13-0f-57 (.228) from three-point range.
Sherranda Reddick (16.5 ppg), Queen Alford (12.3 ppg) and Jade Cargill (9.0 ppg) lead the Dolphins in scoring.
TSU vs. JACKSONVILLE
Tennessee State and Jacksonville will meet for the first time in the series history.
Updates on the game will be available throughout the game on the official twitter page via @TSU_Tigers. Live stats will also be available for the TSU vs. Jacksonville game. Links can be found on tsutigers.com under the schedule.
TSU will remain in Jacksonville, Florida to face North Florida on Friday, Dec. 6. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. (ET) in UNF Arena. Following the contest at North Florida, TSU will have a break from action until Dec. 15 when the Lady Tigers host Martin Methodist.