The APSU women’s basketball team went up against Murray State University on Saturday, Feb 7, losing by the score of 98-84.
Tiasha Gray led APSU with 31 points, but that was not enough to secure a victory.
Ke’shunan James was the leading scorer for Murray State with 30 points in the victory.
From the beginning, both teams would not be stopped on the offensive end.
The Lady Govs opened on a 6-0 run, going up and down the court with ease and playing tough defense.
Murray State then responded with a 7-0 run of their own.
The lead went back and forth in the first half until Murray went on another 7-0 run with about 12 minutes to go in the half.
This run was made by Lady Gov turnovers and Murray State three-pointers.
After that run, Murray State held the lead for about five minutes before APSU came back and tied the game with about eight minutes left in the game.
The rest of the half went back and forth, but ended in an 8-0 run by Murray in the last two minutes, and they took a 43-38 lead going into half time.
The second half was all about missed opportunities by APSU.
They could not capitalize on Murray’s mistakes, and that cost them down the stretch.
Murray kept a lead of 8 to 12 points for most of the second half.
Every now and then, APSU cut the lead down to about six, but every time, Murray rallied back.
With about eight minutes to go APSU made a run for the lead.
The Lady Govs got the lead down to one point at 75-74 off a couple of threes hit by APSU.
Once again, Murray responded, going on an 8-1 run over the next four minutes and ending the game on a 14-4 run to ensure victory.