On Saturday, Jan. 31, the APSU Lady Governors basketball team took on Southeastern Missouri State University.
The final score was APSU 70-62. Beth Rates had the big night for APSU with 12 points and 16 boards, which was her season best. SEMO’s leading scorer was Jasmine Robinson with 13.
APSU never trailed in this game even after SEMO cut it within five several times.
The game started with a 10-0 run by APSU. This run concluded with a three-pointer by Kristen Stainback, which caused SEMO to take a timeout. At the first media timeout APSU led 19-5 and looked to be in full control of the game.
By the second media timeout, SEMO had cut the lead to 25-19, by hitting two key threes that gave them some momentum.
At around the 7:00 mark SEMO went on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 1, but APSU responded in the next few minutes, hitting a three and getting a steal and fast-break layup on back-to-back possessions.
With three minutes to go, APSU led 30-27. APSU closed the half on a 8-0 run to go into halftime with a 38-27 lead. Stainback had two threes during this run and ended the first half with 13 points and going 3-4 from three point range.
APSU shot 51 percent from the field in the first half and forced 10 SEMO turnovers, which led to 10 APSU points.
APSU carried their momentum into the second half. Maintaining the lead through the first five minutes, APSU led 44-37 at the 15:00 mark.
With 12 minutes to go, SEMO went on a run and cut the lead to six. Robinson hit both of her threes in the second half. APSU went on a 10-2 run with eight minutes left in the game, which made the lead 58-44.
APSU never gave SEMO the chance to come back after that and ended up with the win 70-62.
This win makes APSU’s overall record 8-14 and 5-4 in the OVC.
SEMO fell to 8-14 and 1-8 record in conference play