The Lady Govs Basketball team competed at the Dunn Center in an exhibition game against Kentucky Wesleyan College on Monday, Nov. 7.

The Lady Govs showed great intensity at the beginning of the game. This gave them a 14-6 lead early.

By the end of the first period, the Lady Govs had accumulated a 25-11 lead over the Panthers. Senior Tearra Banks for APSU made herself known by scoring 10 of those points in the first period.

“[Banks] gave us a great start. We jumped on them, and got the basketball to her,” Head Coach David Midlick said. “I thought she commanded a lot of attention. She would have two or three players around her and still not foul. She’s smart, and played a great game offensively for us.”

By the end of the half, APSU had added 10 more points to their score, which gave them a 35-26 lead. Banks continued to lead the Lady Govs by scoring 6 of those 10 points.

By the end of the game, the Lady Govs won with a score of 69-59.

Banks ended the night with the team high of 23 points. Redshirt sophomore Falon Baker came in behind Banks with 16, with 6 of those points coming from behind the arc.

Baker and freshman Shelbe Piggie also lead the Lady Govs with three steals each.

The Lady Govs begin regular season play against Miami U on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Dunn Center.

Even though the Lady Govs took this victory, Midlick said he believes his players still have much room for improvement.

“Defensively we’ve got to keep people in front of us. Offensively our passing is not good, and we missed people that were open,” Midlick said. “We threw the ball into traffic, so those are correctable things. Our team has worked hard these first four weeks, and we’ll continue to work hard.”