NASHVILLE --- A determined Tennessee State women's basketball turned in a gutsy performance against visiting Southeast Missouri before coming up short by a 67-59 score Thursday night in Ohio Valley Conference play.
The final outcome was not determined until the final moments as TSU trailed by four points with 30 seconds remaining. The Otahkians converted all four free throws the rest of the way to seal the win.
The Lady Tigers had fought back from eight points down to take the lead in the second half, the last at 57-56 with less than five minutes remaining.
Quanecia Fletcher came off the bench to spark TSU (4-10, 1-2) with 18 points. The Lady Tigers only had a one rebound deficit against the Southeast squad with Kendra Bailey tying for a game-high nine boards.
Southeast (9-6, 3-1) was led by Brandi Russia's 17 points. The Lady Tigers held the OVC's leading scorer, Tatiana Conseicao to 12 points.
TSU will look to move back to the .500 mark in league play in a game against Eastern Illinois on Saturday. The game begins at 5:30 p.m.