The Lady Govs had a rough trip to Nashville when they took on Vanderbilt on Wednesday, Nov. 28. APSU was only able to score nine points in the second half, falling 67-37.
The team went a stone-cold three for 28 in the second half. Freshman Tiasha Gray led the team with 12 points.
Gray’s performance at Vandy made an impression on coach Carrie Daniels, as she made her first start of her career against Ball State on Saturday, Dec. 1, beside fellow freshman Jennifer Nwokocha, who made her first career start at Vandy.
“We are very pleased with our freshmen class. I think they just continue to get better and better,” Daniels said.
APSU started the game on a 7-0 run, but then spent the rest of the half going back and forth. A Gray steal and layup as time expired made the Lady Govs lead 32-21 at halftime.
Megan Bussabarger stole the show in the second half. After three straight turnovers brought Ball State within six points, Bussabarger led her teams charge, eventually gaining a 23-point lead before winning, 79-66.
Bussabarger went six for nine in the second half, scoring 14 of her team high 20 points. Martinez finished with a double-double, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
With the victory against Ball State, the Lady Govs record is 2-5. They will look to perform better on the road, traveling to Middle Tennessee State on Tuesday, Dec. 4, before returning home to take on St. Catherine College on Sunday, Dec. 9.