CHARLESTON, Ill. --- An 11-0 run over a five-minute stretch in the second half proved too much for the Tennessee State Lady Tigers to overcome in a 77-68 loss to Eastern Illinois in Ohio Valley Conference women's play Saturday night.
The Lady Tigers trailed 48-46 at the 12:27 mark of the second half, but EIU reeled off 11 unanswered points to move the advantage to 59-46 at the 7:42 mark. The Lady Tigers were able to cut the deficit to within seven points the remainder of the contest.
TSU was led by Aqunya McClain, who was playing in her first game of the season. McClain tallied 18 points and tied for a team-high seven with seven rebounds. LaToya Clay, coming off a 30-point performance earlier in the week, added 17 and grabbed seven rebounds.
Megan Sparks led the Lady Patnhers with (4-15, 3-5) with 23 points.
TSU continues the road trip with a game at Southeast Missouri Monday night at 7 p.m.