Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics
Tennessee St. 1-1,0-0 OVC
Winner Charlotte 1-1,0-0 AAC
The Tennessee State women’s basketball team got a 14-point performance from the bench, but fell 84-35 to the Charlotte 49ers on the road Friday.
The Tennessee State defense was a problem in Friday’s game, forcing 16 Charlotte turnovers. Those takeaways turned into six points on the other end of the floor. Aikens’ one steal led the way individually for the Tigers.
How It Happened
After falling behind 13-0, Tennessee State went on a 10-0 run with 4:59 left in the first quarter, culminating in a bucket from Zyion Shannon, to narrow its deficit to 13-10. Charlotte answered back and added to its lead, leaving the Tigers down 16-10 entering the second quarter.
The Tigers lost ground in the second quarter and faced a 38-21 halftime deficit.
Tennessee State’s deficit continued to grow after halftime, and the Tigers faced a 56-26 disadvantage heading to the fourth quarter. Tennessee State knocked down one three-pointer in the quarter to score three of its five total points.
Tennessee State could not pull any closer in the fourth, losing by a final of 84-35.
» The Tennessee State bench came alive by scoring 14 points to its scoring output.
» The Tennessee State defense forced 16 turnovers.
» Sanaa’ St. Andre led the Tigers with eight points.
» Tennessee State got a team-high six rebounds from Eboni Williams.
The Tigers will stay in North Carolina for one more game as they will take on UNC Asheville on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. CT.