The Govs and Lady Govs both ended the 2012-2013 season with a homecoming double-header against UT Martin last Saturday, March 2, evening at the Dunn Center. The Lady Govs fell to the Lady Skyhawks in the opener while the Govs finished with a big win.
Senior Meghan Bussabarger of the Lady Govs scored eight points early on as the Lady Govs were able to capitalize on missed three pointers by the Lady Skyhawks. The two teams kept it close for the majority of the first half, but neither team could really pull away as both teams committed double-digit turnovers. The Lady Skyhawks continued to come up short from three-point territory, going 4-19, but held on to a four-point lead over the Lady Govs at halftime, 39-33.
The Lady Skyhawks began to pull away in the second half, capitalizing on the Lady Govs’ turnovers. The Lady Govs had a few scoring runs in the second half, but the Lady Skyhawks consistently stopped the Lady Govs’ inside game. The Lady Skyhawks also were deadly from the free-throw line, going 20-22 as the Lady Govs stayed in foul trouble throughout the entire game.
The Lady Govs out-rebounded the Lady Seahawks and also finished the game with a higher shooting percentage, but it did not matter when the buzzer sounded as the Lady Govs fell by a final score of 81-64. Bussabarger finished her career with the Lady Govs by leading the team in scoring with 19 points.
In the second game the Govs set the tone early, came out hot, and went on a 16-0 run as the Skyhawks were held scoreless for the first eight minutes. Junior forward Will Triggs led the Govs’ charge in the first half, scoring 16 points and snatching five rebounds. The Govs controlled the game in every category, especially in shooting percentage as the Govs shot nearly 60 percent while the Skyhawks shot a mere 20 percent from the floor. The Govs had a comfortable 42-21 lead going into halftime.
The Govs picked up where they left off in the first half by completely taking over the game. Freshman center Chris Horton and Triggs continued to dominant the paint on both ends of the court, while seniors Anthony Campbell and Jerome Clyburn had things well under control up top.
The Governors out rebounded, out scored, and out played the Skyhawks on the way to a much-needed, season-ending victory at home, with a final score of 91-58.
Horton finished the game with seven blocked shots, including his 100th block as a Gov; he also scored 10 points. The victory ended a season of frustration for the Govs, who at least were able to send seniors Campbell and Clyburn out on a high note with a victory. The Lady Govs finished the 2012-2013 campaign with an overall record of 7-21, going 2-14 in the OVC. The Govs finished at 8-23 overall and 4-12 in the Ohio Valley Conference.