|November 16, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
TSU Lady Tigers
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||TROY|
|FG Percentage||.290 (20-69)||.500 (32-64)|
|3P FG Percentage||.250 (4-16)||.409 (9-22)|
|FT Percentage||.767 (23-30)||.559 (19-34)|
ROBERTS - 1
ELLIOT - 1
PRIMAS - 1
WRIGHTSELL - 1
BANNER - 1
OUTLOW - 1
BURNETT - 1
WRISTER - 1
PIZZO - 1
Johnson - 2
Final Score: Tennessee State 67 – Troy 92
Records: TSU (0-3) – Troy (2-1)
Venue: Trojan Arena
Location: Troy, Ala.
Troy, Ala. --- The Tennessee State women’s basketball team dropped a, 92-67, decision to Troy Friday afternoon in Trojan Arena.
TSU (0-3) nearly matched Troy (2-1) point-for-point in the second half but it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit built in the first two quarters.
Taylor Roberts led TSU with 21 points while Tia Wooten finished with 16. Jaden Wrightsell pulled down a team-best nine rebounds in the contest.
Troy had five players reach double figures in scoring led by Amber Rivers’ 19.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Taylor Roberts– 21
- Rebounds: Jaden Wrightsell- 9
- Steals: Taylor Roberts- 3
- TSU made 23-of-30 free-throws (76.7 percent) but struggled from the field only connecting 20-of-69 (29.0 percent)
- Tia Wooten posted 16 points and six rebounds in 17 minutes of action
HOW IT HAPPENED
- TSU was down 11-9 when Troy went on a 12-2 run to grab a 23-11 advantage in the first quarter. The Lady Tigers only made two field goals in the first period.
- The Trojans opened up the lead to 32-13 after scoring the first three points of the second frame.
- The Lady Tigers used a short rally to pull within 16 but went into the halftime break trailing, 51-30.
- In the fourth quarter, Cebria Outlow found Terrysha Banner for a three-pointer to make the score, 69-51.
- The Lady Tigers continued to play hard but could not overcome the deficit.
- Sophomore Taylor Roberts scored in double-digits for the third consecutive game.
- TSU was only outscored by three points, 40-37, in the second half.
- The Lady Tigers went 3-of-3 from beyond the arc in the fourth quarter.
Head Coach Jessica Kern
“I thought we were competitive. Our goal for the beginning of this game was to make a commitment to what it is that we all signed up to do. I think we trusted the game plan. We had some odd times where people didn’t necessarily know where shooters were, which put us in a lull. But in its totality from this time last year to this time this year, we’ve made a tremendous amount of improvement.”
-Overall thoughts on the game
- TSU will return to Nashville to face SEC opponent Vanderbilt on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Game time is slated for noon in Memorial Coliseum.