NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State managed just 19 second half points as visiting UNC Asheville erased a six-point Lady Tiger halftime lead and went on to defeat TSU 64-53 in women's college Basketball play Monday night.
The Lady Tigers led 34-28 at halftime, but managed only 31 percent field goal shooting (8-26) and shot just 25 percent (3-12) from the free throw line en route to the defeat in their final non-conference game of the season. The Lady Tigers were also just 2-14 from 3-point range.
UNCA (7-5) won for the seventh time in its last eight games. UNCA placed four starters in double figures, led by point guard Kristal Hood with 21 points. Hood also had five assists and converted 8-of-11 free throws. Amanda Elder added 19 points for the Bulldogs, Velinda Vuncannon 11, and Andrea Capp added 10.
TSU was led by Kendra Bailey and Leslie Dean who each scored 18 points and nine rebounds. Bailey also tied for a game-high nine rebounds.
TSU (3-8) opens Ohio Valley Conference play Thursday at Jacksonville State.