|February 25, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Tennessee State Lady Tigers
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||BEL|
|FG Percentage||.371 (26-70)||.481 (26-54)|
|3P FG Percentage||.267 (4-15)||.350 (7-20)|
|FT Percentage||.652 (15-23)||.778 (28-36)|
DAVIS - 7
ROY - 8
MAGGARD - 5
DAVIS - 1
CARTER - 1
ROY - 1
MCCABE - 1
NASHVILLE --- In the regular season finale, the Tennessee State women’s basketball team fell to Belmont, 87-71 , Saturday afternoon in the Curb Event Center.
Four players scored in double-digits for Tennessee State (10-16, 5-11 OVC) but it wasn’t enough to knock off OVC leader Belmont.
I’mani Davis led TSU with 19 points while Tiana Parker added 11. Samantha Palma came off the bench to score 11 and Tia Wooten tallied 10.
Belmont was led by Darby Maggard’s 20 points while Kylee Smith (18), Lauren Thompson (17), Sally McCabe (13) and Jenny Roy (10) also reached double-figures.
TSU started the game shooting 50 percent from the field but the opponent was also shooting a blistering percentage (60%) from the floor and led, 16-11, at the first media timeout. Later in the quarter, Samantha Palma sank a jumper to pull the Lady Tigers within three, 19-16. TSU trailed, 21-18, at the end of the opening frame.
Belmont managed to grab a 26-19 advantage early in the second stanza but TSU stayed within striking distance. At the 5:46 mark, Tia Wooten scored her 10th point of the game to once again pull the Lady Tigers to within two.
The TSU offense, however, went cold and four minutes passed before the Lady Tigers scored again. I’mani Davis ended the drought with a bucket in the paint but by that time Belmont had stretched the lead to double digits. The score was, 45-30, in favor of BU heading into the halftime break.
In the third quarter, Belmont took control of the game and used a 15-5 run to extend its advantage to 60-35 with five minutes ticked off the clock. The Lady Tigers used a spurt to cut the deficit down to 15 points before going into the final period trailing, 62-45.
In the fourth period, TSU continued to play hard and managed to slice the deficit down to 13 points, 73-60, on a jumper by Tiana Parker with 4:41 remaining. With just under three minutes left, Diamond Beatty connected from long range to make the score, 77-65.
That, however, would be as close as the Lady Tigers would get.