December 09, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Fisk Women's Basketball913151148
Tennessee State2723232093
Stats at a GlanceFISKWBBTSU
FG Percentage.235 (16-68) .429 (30-70)
3P FG Percentage.273 (6-22) .389 (7-18)
FT Percentage.526 (10-19) .788 (26-33)
Offensive Rebounds1415
Defensive Rebounds2740
Total Rebounds4155
Bench Points1442
PointsBROWN - 16
ReboundsBROWN - 7
MAYS - 7
AssistsLONG - 4
StealsLONG - 4
BlocksMAYS - 1
Lady Tigers Dominate in First Win of the Season
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Lady Tigers Dominate in First Win of the Season
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics


Final Score: Tennessee State 93 - Fisk 48
Records: TSU (1-5) – Fisk (2-10) 
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE --- In a dominating first win of the season, Tennessee State University women’s basketball team defeated Fisk University, 93-48, Saturday evening in Gentry Center.

TSU improved to 1-5 on the season while Fisk dropped to 2-10.

Tia Wooten posted her second double-double of the season, 20 points and career-high 12 rebounds making this the fourth game she led TSU in scoring, while freshman guard Franceska Brown registered a career-high 19 points, 9 rebounds.


  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Tia Wooten - 20
    • Rebounds: Tia Wooten - 12
    • Assists: Maxine Beard - 7
    • Steals: Kaliya Griffin - 3
  • Five Lady Tigers scored double digits, Tia Wooten (20), Franceska Brown (19), Taylor Roberts (18), Kaliya Griffin (12) and Taylor Williams (10).
  • Tia Wooten shot 100 percent from the charity line.
  • TSU created as much as a 46-point gap over Fisk.


  • TSU took the early lead going 9-0 uncontested, putting them up 19-5 before the first media timeout. Franceska Brown took the offensive lead putting up 11 points in the paint for Big Blue.
  • The Blue and White kept the Bulldogs in single digits for 11:33 of the game, while shooting 50.3 percent from the field summing 28 points.
  • With a three by Taylor Williams, the Lady Tigers increased their lead to 30 points in the second period.
  • Halfway into the third quarter, Fisk had four players in foul trouble.
  • Tia Wooten led the third period with eight points, four rebounds.
  • Big Blue finished the game shooting 50 percent from the field and from the line.


  • TSU improves to 10-0 in the all-time series against Fisk.
  • Tia Wooten registered her second double-double of the season, leading both scoring and rebounding for Big Blue.
  • With 19 points, the win over Fisk was Franceska Brown’s first time in double digits as a Lady Tiger.
  • This serves as the first win for the Lady Tigers with Head Coach Jessica Kern at the helm.


Head Coach Jessica Kern

“Honestly, it’s definitely not about me. It’s about the kids. Young people need to be validated. We know we’re doing some good stuff, but it’s nice. It’s nice to have it at home. It’s nice to have it with five players in double digits. It was great. I know how personal this relationship is with Ms. (Teresa) Phillips and Fisk University and it’s something we’ll continue to do. I’m very happy for the young ladies before we hit the road.”
- On the first win of the season

“We’re going to share the basketball. The goal here is to be unscoutable - we said that in the beginning. We want any player on any given night to have their night. Maxine Beard shared the ball very well tonight, but as a unit, our first time with a positive assist to turnover ratio, which was great. I’m not too happy with the turnovers because they were careless at the end of the day, but again, that all goes away when you get a win.”
- On sharing the basketball

“We ran the whole arsenal at them tonight, because we really need to see what we’re doing well. We have to legitimately go into the next game knowing combinations going against Louisville.”
- On holding Fisk to 25 percent shooting

Guard Tia Wooten

“It feels great. We’ve been working seven, eight months, long summers, long days, long practices just to get our first victory of the year. It just feels good. All the hard work, it feels good that you’re on the other column. We have to keep building on that."
-On first win of the year

“I’m trying to stay consistent for my team. I know somebody has to be that consistent one every time. Going hard on the rebounds, being consistent with my layups, finishing around the bucket and making free throws are a few things I’ve been focusing on.”
-On key to success


  • TSU head to Louisville, Ky. to take on the Cardinals Tuesday, December 12 to be aired on ESPN3 at 6 p.m. CST.