The Tennessee State Tigers returned to action to take on the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in the second of a four game homestand. Unfortunately, the Lady Tigers were not able to pull off their first victory of the season, falling 61-52 to the Gamecocks.
Andreana Wrister started in place of Asia Sims and gave the Tigers some early offense, scoring three of their first seven points as the Lady Tigers would end the quarter on a 8-0 run while shooting 41.7% and held a 15-9 lead going into the second quarter.
The play of freshmen Wrister, Jazmine Young. Ashley Primas and Terrysha Banner definitely gave the Lady Tigers a boost in the first quarter with their energy.
The Gamecocks would come out in the second and assert themselves a little bit more after a sluggish first quarter and take a 27-22 lead heading to the half.
At the half, the Lady Tigers were shooting 22.6% from the field, including 1-11 from three-point range. The Gamecocks were not shooting much better, only hitting 32.3% of their shots from the field.
In the third quarter is when the Gamecocks really asserted themselves versus the Lady Tigers, outscoring them 20-11 and extending their lead to 14 points going into the fourth quarter.
The Lady Tigers continued to fight in the fourth, but they just could not get enough plays to go their way as they took another loss this season.
The Lady Tigers were led by redshirt senior Tia Wooten with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Taylor Hawks led the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in scoring with 15 points.
Here is TSU Lady Tigers coach Jessica Kern speaking to media after the game:
The Lady Tigers fall to 0-14 overall and 0-2 in the OVC.