Tennessee State Lady Tigers fall at SEMO, 48-47

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TSU15 16 47
SEMO18 12 48

Despite a defensive effort in which they held their opponent to 29.6 shooting from the floor and forced 24 turnovers, the Tennessee State Lady Tigers came up short against Southeast Missouri, 48-47. 

After a brief tie at 2, Tennessee State took its first lead of the afternoon on Zyion Shannon’s three-pointer that made the score 9-6 at the 6:33 mark of the period. Their time on front lasted just 26 seconds as buckets on back-to-back possessions to reclaim the lead at 10-9. Zyion Shannon’s three-pointer later in the period put the Lady Tigers back in front 14-12. Buckets from Jaliyah Green and Amiyah Buchanon put SEMO back in front 16-14 with 1:22 left in the quarter. 

The Lady Tigers were able to hold SEMO to just 9 points and only 28.6%(4-14) from the floor. However, TSU was unable to make up any ground, scoring just 8 points and shooting an even worse 15.4% (2-13) and found themselves down 27-23 at halftime. 

TSU was able to once again limit the Redhawks to another period of sub-30 % shooting in the third, facilitating a 16-12 quarter that enabled the Lady Tigers to tie the game at 39 at the end of the quarter. 

The final ten minutes of play was a hotly contested affair that saw four lead changes and three ties. A pair of free throws from Indiya Bowen with 0:26 seconds remaining put SEMO up 46-44 and it was a lead they would never relinquish, hanging on for a 48-47 victory. 

In a losing effort, Zyion Shannon was the only Tennessee State player in double figures with 17 points. 

Alecia Doyle and Indiya Bowen led the Redhawks with 18 points each. 

The loss drops Tennessee State to 7-15 overall and 4-8 in the OVC. TSU looks to bounce back Tuesday when they head to Cookeville, TN to take on Tennessee Tech. The tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 pm CST. 

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