NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State was able to make just six field goals in the final half and Jackson State was able to pull away from a six-point halftime lead for a 62-49 in a battle of Lady Tigers Friday in the Gentry Center.
After leading early in the contest, the TSU Lady Tigers trailed 26-20 at halftime, In the second half, JSU converted 12-22 field goals and was able to make 31 trips to the free throw line, making 17 to improve to 6-2 on the season.
TSU finished the game 18-67 from the field for 27 percent and went to the free throw line 19 times, making nine. JSU finished the contest with 40 free throw attempts, making 21.
Kisha Stewart, the reigning Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week, led TSU with 13 points.
Sonia Washington was the big gun for the JSU team. She finished with 25 points, keyed by 13-27 free throw shooting.
TSU will take a break for the holidays before retuning to action with a trip to Middle Tennessee Saturday afternoon in Murfreesboro. Game time is 2 p.m.