Courtesy of Tennessee State Athlefics
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Tennessee State women’s basketball team got a 22-point showing from the bench, but fell 72-55 to the Butler Bulldogs on the road Monday.
The Lady Tigers (2-3) had two players score in double figures, led by Gia Adams, who had 14 points. Ashley Malone added 10 points and two steals off of the bench and Saniah Parker added nine points and two steals.
Tennessee State forced 22 Butler turnovers while committing 19 themselves in Monday’s game. The Lady Tigers turned those takeaways into 19 points on the other end of the floor. Erica Haynes-Overton led the way individually with four steals.
How It Happened
Tennessee State kept it close in the first quarter, but entered the second frame down 18-14.
The Lady Tigers fought back in the second period, narrowing the deficit to 30-28 by the time halftime rolled around.
Tennessee State’s deficit continued to grow after halftime, and the Lady Tigers faced a 54-39 disadvantage heading to the fourth quarter. Tennessee State played well near the basket, scoring six of its 11 points in the paint.
Tennessee State could not pull any closer in the fourth, losing by a final of 72-55. Tennessee State took advantage of seven Butler turnovers in the quarter, scoring nine points off of those takeaways.
» The Tennessee State bench came alive by scoring 22 points to its scoring output.
» The Tennessee State defense forced 22 turnovers.
» Gia Adams led the Lady Tigers with 14 points.
» Tennessee State got a team-high seven rebounds from Sierra McCullough.
TSU will be back in action on November 27 as they are set to take on Omaha. Tip-off from the Gentry Center is slated for 1:00 p.m.