|December 01, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Tennessee State Lady Tigers
|Stats at a Glance||LC||TSU|
|FG Percentage||.292 (14-48)||.419 (26-62)|
|3P FG Percentage||.571 (4-7)||.368 (7-19)|
|FT Percentage||.600 (12-20)||.667 (16-24)|
BOLASINGH - 3
COX - 3
LAWRENCE - 3
RAGLAND - 1
HARDY - 1
DAVIS - 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Tennessee State women’s basketball team earned its third straight win with 75-44 victory over Lane College on Tuesday night in the Gentry Center.
Tennessee State used a strong first half, shooting 48.6 from the field, to take early control of the game.
The Lady Tigers (4-3) had three players score in double-digits. Jayda Johnson led with 16 points and two rebounds, followed by I’mani Davis with 11 points, four rebounds and Brianna Lawrence with 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.
Lane College (0-6) had two players score in double-digits on the night. Tashara Jones led the Dragons with 16 points and a team-high nine rebounds followed by Shadae Nollen, who had 12 points with four rebounds.
The Lady Tigers scored a quick four buckets for an 8-0 lead before forcing Lane College into its first timeout of the quarter. An 11-5 run, highlighted by back-to-back 3’s from Lawrence and Davis, stretched the TSU lead, 19-5, with 2:48 left on the clock. TSU fouls would allow the Dragons to put a few more points on the board before the end of the first but a 3-pointer shot at the buzzer from Lawrence put the Lady Tigers up by double-digits, leading 23-9 going into the second.
Tennessee State kept things going with an 11-2 run at the start of the second, leading the Dragons by 21 with six minutes still remaining in the half. The Lady Tigers continued their offensive pressure, sinking six more buckets but only outscoring Lane 12-10 before heading into the half with a 44-21 lead.
Tiana Parker came in off the bench to score the first two shots of the third to give the Lady Tigers a 48-21 lead. The Dragons battled back with a couple of buckets of their own, but shots from the line and two 3’s from Davis and Diamond Beatty would put the Lady Tigers up 63-28 going into the fourth.
Turnovers in the fourth allowed the Dragons to outscore the Lady Tigers 7-5 before calling their last timeout of the game. With 4:04 left in the game, TSU used a 7-5 run, highlighted by a shot from beyond the arc from Asia Sims, to push past Lane with a 75-44 final score.
The Lady Tigers will head down to Starkville, Miss. to face SEC team, Mississippi State. The match-up is set for 2:00 p.m. Sunday.