at Morehead State
1/28/2023 | 12:00 p.m. CT
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Jan. 28 (Sat) / 12:00 p.m. CT
at Morehead State
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech grabbed the opening six factors of the competition and led your entire contest as SIUE fell 89-62 on Thursday afternoon at Hooper Elben Middle. The Golden Eagles scored 56 of their 89 factors within the paint whereas capturing 54 p.c (17-57) to snap the Cougars’ three sport successful streak.
SIUE falls to 6-14 general and 5-4 in Ohio Valley Convention play. Tennessee Tech improves to 13-6 and 7-2.
“Tennessee Tech shot the ball very properly and made issues tough for us your entire sport,” Head Coach Samantha Quigley Smith mentioned. “Now we have to have somewhat extra coronary heart on the defensive finish. Now we have to worth our defensive effort.”
The Cougars trailed by 10 factors on the conclusion of the primary half with three forwards choosing up two or extra fouls. Tennessee Tech took benefit of the Cougars’ fouls and shot 11th of September from the free throw line. SIUE shot simply 31 p.c (11-35) within the opening half in comparison with the Golden Eagles’ 48.
The Golden Eagles would seize the opening six factors of the second half earlier than SIUE would go on its greatest scoring run of the competition, scoring eight consecutive factors. Nonetheless, Tennessee Tech would conclude the third quarter capturing 53 p.c and outscored the Cougars 20-12.
Tennessee Tech saved their foot on the fuel, outscoring SIUE 31-22 within the closing quarter to win the competition by 27 factors. The Cougars shot simply 12 p.c (1-8) within the fourth however managed to knock down 20 of its 23 alternatives on the free throw line.
The Golden Eagles outrebounded the Cougars 44-32 and scored 25 factors off quick break alternatives. Tennessee Tech dished out 29 assists, probably the most towards SIUE this season.
The Cougars’ scoring efforts had been led by Ajulu Thatha’s 20 factors. She shot 5-8 from the ground and 10-11 on the free throw line. Thatha’s outing marked her fifth 20-point sport this season. She additionally led the Cougars with seven rebounds.
KK Rodriguez completed the sport with 12 factors whereas including 5 rebounds. She was 5-13 from the sector and 1-2 on the line. Sofie Lowis added 11 factors whereas going 4-4 on the line.
Tennessee Tech had 4 rating in double-figures, led by Anna Walker with 16. Jada Guinn collected 15 whereas main the Golden Eagles with seven rebounds.
SIUE returns to motion Saturday at Morehead State. Tipoff is scheduled for midday and might be streamed on ESPN+.
“Now we have to let this one go and give attention to Saturday’s sport at Morehead State,” added Smith.