RICHMOND, Ky. --- Playing on the road, the Tennessee State Lady Tigers threw a scare into one of the Ohio Valley Conference's contenders as Eastern Kentucky held on for an 82-77 victory Thursday night.
The Lady Tigers pushed the Lady Colonels throughout the contest and had cut what had been an eight-point advantage to 70-68 after Quanecia Fletcher sank a pair of free throws with 2:55 left in the game. However, EKU would score the next four points and TSU could get no closer than three points the rest of the way as EKU preserved the victory at the free throw line.
The Lady Tigers featured a balanced attack with five players scoring in double figures. Aquanya McClain led the way with 15 points and nine rebounds. LaToya Clay scored 13, Fletcher 11, and Odessa Kelly and Kisha Stewart scored 10 each.
The Lady Tigers shot 30-60 from the field for the game for 50 percent. TSU was 13-19 from the free throw line while Eastern Kentucky had 43 free throw attempts, making 26.
TSU will face another challenge Saturday as the Lady Tigers travel to play league unbeaten Austin Peay in Clarksville.