December 15, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Fisk158151250
Tennessee State Lady Tigers2221262291
Stats at a GlanceFISKWBBTSU
FG Percentage.308 (20-65) .475 (29-61)
3P FG Percentage.000 (0-11) .381 (8-21)
FT Percentage.625 (10-16) .758 (25-33)
Offensive Rebounds1220
Defensive Rebounds1537
Total Rebounds2757
Turnovers1822
Steals1112
Bench Points1845
LeadersFISKWBBTSU
PointsLong - 12
RICHARDSON - 17
ReboundsTEAM - 7
KENT - 9
BENNETT - 9
AssistsLee - 2
Allen - 2
PURVIS - 4
StealsLong - 4
BENNETT - 3
BlocksLee - 1
YOUNG - 1
MCCULLAH - 1
BENNETT - 1
BRONER - 1
Lady Tigers Defeat Fisk in Battle of Jefferson Street
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Lady Tigers Defeat Fisk in Battle of Jefferson Street

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NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team picked up a, 91-50, win over Fisk University Sunday afternoon in the Gentry Center.

After struggling with a feisty Fisk team early on, TSU regained its composure and started to take control of the game. The Lady Tigers built a 20-point lead at halftime and kept up the pressure in the second stanza to secure the victory.

The win snapped a seven-game losing skid for Tennessee State (2-7).

Freshman Deaja Richardson led TSU in scoring with 17 points after going 5-of-9 from the field, including 4-of-8 from three-point range, while junior Taylor Roberts added 13 points. Ashley Primas came off the bench to score a career-high 13 points and junior Takya Bennett just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Megan Kent pulled down a season-best nine boards.

TSU  shot 47.5 percent from the field and held the advantage in bench points, 45-18.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Deaja Richardson – 17
    • Rebounds:  Megan Kent and Takya Bennett – 9
    • Assists: Keniece Purvis - 4
    • Steals: Takya Bennett – 3
  • TSU made a season-best eight three-pointers in the game.
  • The Lady Tigers shot 47.5 percent from the field.
  • TSU shot 66.7 percent from beyond the arc in the third period and finished the game shooting 38.1 percent from three-point range.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • After playing to an 8-8 tie in the first quarter, TSU turned up its defensive intensity and held Fisk scoreless for four minutes.
  • During the opponents’ drought, TSU stretched its lead to, 20-8.
  • The Bulldogs continued to battle and used a 7-2 run to close the gap to 22-15 at the end of the period.
  • Taylor Roberts christened the second stanza with a triple that put TSU back on top by double-digits.
  • TSU used its defense to create offense and started to take control of the game midway through the second frame.
  • Deaja Richardson connected on a three-pointer to make the score, 43-23, heading into halftime.
  • Despite Fisk nearly matching TSU point-for-point through the first five minutes of the third quarter, TSU maintained a 20-point cushion.  
  • The Lady Tigers opened their lead up to, 69-36, behind back-to-back three-pointers from Andreana Wrister late in third period.
  • The home team cruised the rest of the way.

GAME NOTES

  • TSU leads the all-time series, 10-1.
  • TSU snapped a seven-game losing streak.
  • Four players scored in double-digits for the first time this season.
  • Deaja Richardson matched her career-high of 17 points.
  • Ashley Primas and Takya Bennett posted double-digits for the first time this season.
  • Taylor Roberts registered double-digits for the fifth time this season.

UP NEXT

  • Tennessee State will break for the holiday before returning to action on Monday, Dec. 30 against Columbia. Game time is slated for 2 p.m. in Gentry Center.

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