It was not a successful night at the office for the Tennessee State Lady Tigers fell to the Red hawks of Southeast Missouri, 77-59.
After an opening 99 seconds that saw Tennessee State take the lead on two separate occasions, the Red Hawks took the lead and controlled the quarter, bolstered by shooting 10-15 from the field (66.6%) and 3-4 (75%) from downtown, SEMO would build a 15-point lead that they would end the quarter with at 27-12.
Despite SEMO coming back to earth, shooting 4-13 ( 30.77%) , the Tigers were only able to shave points of the deficit, still finding themselves in an 38-27 hole at the half.
TSU would draw as close as within 5 points at 40-35 in the third quarter on Erica Haynes-Overton’s layup with 6:00 left in the quarter. SEMO responded, outscoring the Tigers 14-1 over the remaining six minutes in period to take a 54-36 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Tennessee State would. Not be able to cut into the lead in game’s final ten minutes, falling behind by as much 22 points en route to their 77-59 defeat.
The loss drops the Lady Tigers to 7-13 overall and just 2-7 within the Ohio Valley Conference.
The women’s hoops squad will look to notch another one in the win column when they head to Evansville, to take on Southern Indiana on February 2; tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 pm