COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeast Missouri women's basketball team used an 8-0 run midway through the second half to break open a tight game, then outscored Tennessee Tech 21-4 over a 12-minute span on the way to grabbing a 56-41 Ohio Valley Conference road win over the Golden Eagles Saturday night in Eblen Center. The win snapped a four-game losing streak by the Redhawks (5-8/1-2 OVC), and extended their conference road win streak to 14 straight games. Tech (3-10/1-1 OVC) lost its fourth straight.
SEMO, picked for a third-place finish in the 2009 OVC race, held Tech to 33 percent shooting for the game (16-for-48), including 3-for-13 from long range. The Redhawks also outscored Tech 17-6 at the free throw line.
Tech has just one day to prepare for its next game as league-leading Eastern Illinois visits Monday night. The EIU Panthers hammered Jacksonville State Saturday in Alabama, and bring a 3-0 conference record to town.
Crysta Glenn led all scorers with 15 points, going 4-for-6 from the field and 6-for-6 at the free throw line. Tarina Nixon (10) and Lauren Sharpe (11) also notched double figures for SEM). Sonya Daugherty narrowly missed a double-double for the Redhawks, posting nine points and grabbing 12 rebounds,
Junior Vivian Nwosu was Tech's top scorer with 12 points, while Jasmine White also flirted with a double-double, finishing with 11 points and eight rebounds.
After trading jabs for the first 11 minutes, SEMO trailed 11-10. The Redhawks put together an 8-0 run, keyed by back-to-back 3-pointers from Nixon and Glenn, to move on top, 18-11 with 6:55 remaining. A free throw by White a minute-and-a-half later halted the streak and Nwosu's basket made it 18-14 with 4:20 to play. The Redhawks outscored Tech 9-5 down the stretch to head to intermission with a 27-19 lead.
The Golden Eagles opened the second half with a 12-2 run, with Bowens knocking down a couple of 3-pointers. When Krystal Stirrup hit a basket at the 15:12 mark, the Golden Eagles had taken a 31-29 lead. The Redhawks misfired on their first six shots of the second half, before Daugherty made a layup to tie things at 31-31.
Once again, the visitors use back-to-back bombs to start an 8-0 run, breaking a 35-all tie to build a 43-35 lead with 9:19 remaining. It was more than two minutes later before Tech got two free throws by White to stop the run, but Tech only managed four more points the rest of the way.
SEMO finishes strong to claim 56-41 OVC road win over Tech
Jan 03, 2009