|December 21, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
TSU Lady Tigers
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||BSU|
|FG Percentage||.213 (16-75)||.508 (31-61)|
|3P FG Percentage||.095 (2-21)||.318 (7-22)|
|FT Percentage||.773 (17-22)||.568 (21-37)|
- 12||Jasmin Samz
- 9||Oshlynn Brown
- 2||Nakeya Penny
- 4||Gabby Smith
Jasmin Samz - 2
SIMS - 1
Final Score: Tennessee State 51 – Ball State 90
Records: TSU (0-12) – BSU (4-7)
Venue: Worthen Arena
Location: Muncie, Ind.
Muncie, Ind. --- In the final game before the Christmas break, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team fell to Ball State, 90-51, Friday night in Worthen Arena.
After falling behind early, Tennessee State had an uphill battle the rest of the game. TSU matched Ball State point-for-point in the fourth quarter but it was not enough.
Freshman Jazmine Young led TSU in scoring and recorded double-digits for the second consecutive game with 12 points. Sophomore Jaden Wrightsell just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds. Redshirt sophomore Cebria Outlow pulled down eight boards and had a game-high four steals in the contest.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Jazmine Young – 12
- Rebounds: Jaden Wrightsell - 9
- Assists: Asia Sims - 2
- Steals: Cebria Outlow - 4
HOW IT HAPPENED
- TSU opened the game shooting 1-of-7 from the field and fell into an early 12-3 hole.
- The Lady Tiger offense continued to struggle as the Cardinals stretched their advantage to 27-7 with 46 seconds left in the first quarter.
- Tennessee State only made 2-of-17 shots and trailed 29-7 heading into the second period.
- The score was 47-19 at halftime.
- After scoring 18 points in the third quarter, TSU trailed 76-37 at the end of the third stanza.
- TSU outscored BSU 10-6 to start the fourth but the deficit proved too much to overcome.
- Jazmine Young notched double-digits for the second consecutive game.
- Ball State leads the series 2-1.
- Taylor Roberts (8) and Tia Wooten (4) were held to single digits in scoring.
Head Coach Jessica Kern
“We weren’t ready to play from the beginning for whatever reason. The first five minutes…we just didn’t seem revved up and ready to play. But this is the thing about our kids, we fight all the way to the end and I was proud of that. Now we’re pushing the reset button. It was amazing for the kids to have their families here because holidays are extremely important to the young ladies and they need to be loved on right now. But I’m fighting with my team all the way to the end and we did fight until the final buzzer.”
- TSU will have a long break before turning its focus on conference play. The Lady Tigers will face Tennessee Tech in the league opener on Thursday, Jan. 3. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. in Gentry Center.