December 13, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Tennessee State Lady Tigers1621172377
Stats at a GlanceLIPTSU
FG Percentage.362 (21-58) .435 (27-62)
3P FG Percentage.348 (8-23) .318 (7-22)
FT Percentage.750 (15-20) .889 (16-18)
Offensive Rebounds1114
Defensive Rebounds2224
Total Rebounds3338
Bench Points98
PointsAshley Southern - 27
ReboundsAshley Southern - 14
AssistsLoren Cagle - 6
COX - 6
StealsLoren Cagle - 4
BlocksPARKER - 2
Lady Tigers Earn 77-65 Victory Over Cross-Town Rival Lipscomb
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Lady Tigers Earn 77-65 Victory Over Cross-Town Rival Lipscomb


NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Tennessee State women’s basketball team earned its fifth win of the season with a 77-65 victory over cross-town rival Lipscomb University.

The Lady Tigers (5-4) had three players score in double-digits led by Senior Brianna Lawrence who matched a career-high 25 points to go with four rebounds and four steals. I’mani Davis collected 19 points and nine rebounds while Jayda Johnson tallied 15 points and nine boards.

Lipscomb (3-8) was led by Ashley Southern, who recorded a team-high 27 points on the afternoon with 14 rebounds.

Lawrence opened the game with a shot from beyond the arc to put the Lady Tigers on the board first but two back-to-back 3’s from Lipscomb would give the Lady Bisons an early 6-5 lead over Tennessee State. An 11-3 run, highlighted by a 3-pointer from junior Jayda Johnson, would put the Lady Tigers back in the lead with a 16-9 score before forcing Lipscomb into its first timeout of the quarter. The Lady Tigers would only allow Lipscomb to tack on three more points before the end of the first, leading 16-12 heading into the second.

The Lady Tigers extended their lead to 18 with a jump shot from sophomore Samantha Palma in the opening minute of the second. The Lady Bisons took advantage of TSU turnovers and outscored the Lady Tigers 11-3 to take a 23-21 lead with 6:46 left in the quarter. Tennessee State responded with a nine-point run, highlighted by a 3-pointer from Davis, to take a 30-23 lead over Lipscomb. TSU only allowed the Lady Bisons to score one more time before the end of the quarter, while tacking on seven more points for a 37-25 advantage going into the half. 

An 11-5 run from Lipscomb allowed the Lady Bisons to eat away at their 12-point deficit, closing the gap in the score but still trailing TSU 42-36 before the media timeout. Tennessee State fouls propelled a 10-5 run for the Lady Bisons, cut the deficit in to two (47-45) with 2:05 left in the third. The Lady Tigers closed out the quarter with a 7-4 run, highlighted by a 3-pointer and a layup from Lawrence, to make the score 54-49 heading into the fourth.

The teams went scoreless the first two minutes of the final frame, until a TSU foul allowed Lipscomb to score the first couple of points of the quarter from the line. Up by three, the Lady Tigers battled to keep their lead with a 6-4 run before the final media timeout. Tennessee State finished up the quarter outscoring the Lady Bisons 15-10 for a 77-65 victory over Lipscomb.

The Lady Tigers are back in action on December 19, when they begin their six-game road stint against Utah State.