NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State led much of the first half, but visiting Eastern Kentucky made an 18-9 run over the final five minutes of the first half to carry a nine-point lead into intermission on the way to a 105-83 win over the Lady Tigers Saturday night.
The loss spoiled the Lady Tigers' Ohio Valley Conference opener. TSU will now turn its attention to Morehead State as the Lady Tigers jump right back into game action Monday. Tipoff is 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.
In the EKU game, the Lady Colonels shot 55 percent from the floor for the game. The Lady Colonels placed all five starters in double figures with Miranda Eckerle leading the way with 25 points.
The Lady Tigers had a balanced attack of its own in the EKU contest. Kisha Stewart tallied 18 points while Quanecia Fletcher scored 17 points for the second consecutive games. LaToya Clay contributed 13 points and nine rebounds, and Sabrina Gordon added 10 points.
The Lady Tigers will face another challenge when Morehead State rolls to town. The Lady Eagles opened the OVC schedule on a good note with a 72-64 win at Tennessee Tech. Morehead State is 8-4 overall on the season.
Stewart continues to lead the Lady Tigers in scoring at 10.9 ppg. Fletcher has moved to 9.1 ppg for the season after scoring 34 points the last two games.