NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State women's team proved to be a competitive force, but Ohio Valley Conference co-leader Austin Peay was able to hand the TSU team a 74-58 defeat Thursday night.
The Lady Tigers (1-16, 0-7 OVC) overcame as much as a 17-point deficit to cut the Lady Govs lead to single digits in the second half at 61-52 with 5:16 remaining. However, APSU went on a 10-3 run over the next three minutes to hold back any hopes of a TSU comeback victory.
The loss spoiled an outstanding night for Lady Tiger senior guard Kisha Stewart. Stewart led TSU with 26 points. TSU junior college transfer Kendra Bailey added 10 points.
APSU (13-6, 7-1) was led by Gerlonda Hardin's double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds. Kerea Bergeron added 14 points.
TSU closes out its four-game homestand Saturday against Tennessee Tech at 5 p.m.