The Austin Peay Lady Govs had two games over the weekend, both resulting in a loss making their record 8-19 overall while 6-9 in Ohio Valley Conference play.
The Lady Govs first loss was in the Dunn Center at APSU against Southeastern Illinois University of Edwardsville 77-62. Senior Kristen Stainback scored 17 points during her final appearance at the Dunn Center.
The Lady Govs were able to only shoot at 40 percent making 26 of 64 of shots attempted and show a low 18 percent for three pointers making 3 of 16. They were however able to shoot over 50 percent from the free throw line, making seven of 12, while freshman Brianne Alexander was 7/7 on her free throws.
However this fell short to SIUE’s much higher shooting percentage of 49 percent from the field making 30 of 61 shots attempted, 45.5 percent on three pointers, and shooting 75 percent from the free throw line sinking 12 of 16 shots.
The second loss was given to APSU in a nail biter against OVC rival Murray State University 67-72. Junior Tiasha Gray scored 36 points in a full 40 minutes against her final game at MSU this season. Closest behind her was Junior Jennifer Nwokocha scoring 13 points. The Lady Govs improved most of their shooting percentages form the last game.
They were able to shoot 35 percent from the field making 24 of 68 attempted shots, improved their three point shooting to 43 percent sinking nine of 21 attempted three pointers and improved their free throw percentage to 62 percent while making 10 of 16 attempted. The Lady Racers were under in all percentages, except for one being free throws.
MSU was able to shoot 90.5 percent from the free throw line making 19 of 21 free throws.
Despite these two losses against OVC competitors, the Lady Govs still have a strong chance of getting into the OVC tournament.
They have two options, one being a win this Saturday against the Southeast Missouri Lady Redhawks, or if Eastern Kentucky Lady Colonels loses one of it’s final three games against Jacksonville State at home, Belmont University away, and Tennessee Tech at home again.
The Lady Govs were able to pull out with an eight-point victory the last time they played SEMO 70-62. EKU is 4-10 in OVC play and have previously lost to BU and JSU. They were able to defeat TTU away 93-92 in double overtime.
The game against SEMO will be in Cape Girardeau, Mo. at SEMO’s home court at 4:30 P.M.