|December 15, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Tennessee State Lady Tigers
|Stats at a Glance||FISKWBB||TSU|
|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)|
BENNETT - 9
Allen - 2
MCCULLAH - 1
BENNETT - 1
BRONER - 1
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.
- 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.
- 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.