|January 31, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
TSU Lady Tigers
|Stats at a Glance||UTMW||TSU|
|FG Percentage||.509 (27-53)||.412 (21-51)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (3-9)||.364 (4-11)|
|FT Percentage||.696 (16-23)||.882 (15-17)|
Maddie Waldrop - 9
WOOTEN - 6
WRIGHTSELL - 2
ELLIOT - 2
BRONER - 1
Final Score: Tennessee State 61 – UT Martin 73
Records: TSU (2-19, 2-7 OVC) – UTM (15-5, 7-2 OVC)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team fell to UT Martin, 73-61, Thursday night in the Gentry Center.
The third quarter proved to be the difference as TSU nearly matched UTM point-for-point in the other three periods. After falling behind, 61-45, TSU used a burst to pull within eight late in the fourth but UTM held on for the win.
Tia Wooten led TSU with 22 points, her first 20-point performance of the season, and six rebounds. Terrysha Banner came off the bench to score 13 while Wrightsell also pulled down six boards.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Tia Wooten – 22
- Rebounds: Wooten and Wrightselll –6
- Assists: Wrightsell, Elliott, Young -2
- Steals: Jaden Wrightsell – 3
- TSU got outscored, 42-28, in the paint and lost the battle of the boards, 36-25.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- UT Martin led 14-9 heading into the second quarter before the teams went point-for-point in the second period.
- The score was, 35-30, in favor of the Skyhawks at halftime.
- The visitors started the third quarter with a 10-0 run and stretched their lead to, 45-30.
- The Lady Tigers finally got on the board at the 6:20 mark when Tia Wooten scored on a putback.
- TSU was outscored 23-15 in the third frame and trailed 58-45 heading into the final 10 minutes of action.
- The Lady Tigers continued to play hard and cut the deficit down to, 67-57, with 2:55 remaining.
- UT Martin held TSU off down the stretch.
- Tia Wooten scored at least 20 points in a game for the first time this season.
- Terrysha Banner posted double-digits for the seventh time.
- Taylor Roberts played for the first time since missing five games. She finished with nine points and two steals in 27 minutes of action.
Head Coach Jessica Kern
“I think we came out distinctively very sound in the first quarter. No coach ever wants to see a single digit quarter, however we held them to fourteen points. You know their sort of a scoring machine so I think we did our job there. Second quarter we competed, twenty-one across the board. And then we came out flat third quarter I had to call two time outs in five minutes… we made sort of kind of some sort of run, but we went in a lull. And then we out scored them in the forth quarter, so again this is one of those games. This one of the top teams in our league. I think hands down we can compete with anybody in this league. We need to put four quarters together and I think that was experience out there for them knowing went make a push. So we will take care of the points in the paint because that was a huge discrepancy. Kids are going to ice baths right now. And we’ll be ready to go for SEMO.”
- TSU returns to action on Saturday against Southeast Missouri. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. in Gentry Center.