|February 01, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Tennessee State Lady
|Stats at a Glance||EIUWBB||TSU|
|FG Percentage||.355 (22-62)||.397 (25-63)|
|3P FG Percentage||.318 (7-22)||.333 (6-18)|
|FT Percentage||.583 (7-12)||.565 (13-23)|
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team picked up a much needed win versus Eastern Illinois, 69-58, Wednesday night in the Gentry Center.
Tennessee State (9-11, 4-6 OVC) led from wire to wire and had 15 steals in the game.
Tia Wooten led TSU with 14 points while I’mani Davis recorded a double-double of 13 points and 17 rebounds. Diamond Beatty finished with 13 points and Jayda Johnson registered 11.
Carmen Tellez led EIU (7-15, 3-7 OVC) with 18 points while Grace Lennox tallied 17 points.
The score was 7-5 in favor of Tennessee State when the Lady Tigers used an 8-0 spurt to move ahead 15-5. Eastern Illinois responded with five unanswered points to pull within five before TSU grabbed a 17-11 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
In the second period, Tariana Carter nailed a three-pointer from the corner to put the Lady Tigers on top, 26-15, with 3:36 on the clock. The Panthers used another rally to cut the deficit down to six points but another scoring barrage by the Lady Tigers extended the lead back up to double-digits.
TSU had a 36-25 edge at the break.
In the third frame, back-to-back steals and resulting layups increased the Lady Tigers’ advantage to 42-28. TSU retained a double-digit cushion all the way up until EIU closed the gap to, 56-47, in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Tigers maintained their composure and with 4:15 remaining in the game, two free-throws by I’mani Davis made TSU’s lead, 61-49.
Despite EIU’s efforts, TSU kept the opponents at bay.
Tennessee State outrebounded Eastern Illinois, 50-35, and held the advantage in second chance points, 18-5.
Tennessee State returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Austin Peay. Game time is set for 4 p.m. in the Dunn Center.