By Jocelyn VerVelde, TTU Sports Information Coordinator
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team hosts the Southeast Missouri Redhawks on Monday night at 7 p.m. CT. in the final home game of the season for the Golden Eagles.
This marks the 49th match-up between the Redhawks and the Golden Eagles. Tech currently has a five-game winning streak dating back to the 2009-10 season. Last year, the Golden Eagles won 64-51 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Four different Tech players scored in the double-figures, highlighted by T'Keyah Williams recording her fourth double-double of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Diamond Henderson is the only other returning player who scored in double-figures as she scored 11.
SEMO (9-18, 5-9) is lead by three different players who are averaging nine or more points per game. Olivia Hackmann leads the way with 9.6 points while Patricia Mack is just off a double-double for the season as she averages 9.6 points and 9.9 rebounds. Allyson Bradshaw rounds out the trio as she averages 9.0 points. The Redhawks are coming off of a home victory over Jacksonville State, 59-48. In the win, Mack posted a double-double of 12 points and a monstrous 21 rebounds.
The Golden Eagles (10-16, 7-6) are looking to bounce back from a 74-70 loss to Eastern Kentucky. Tech found themselves down 10-0 to open the game versus the Colonel's and they just couldn't complete the comeback despite 28 points from Henderson; who on a three-point basket to close the first half, became the 27th Golden Eagle to pass 1,000 points for her career.
Henderson is currently third in the conference in scoring, averaging 19.2 points per game, and adds 3.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, all while shooting an impressive 44.3% from the field. Joining her in double-figures is Candace Parson, who is averaging 10.0 points. Parson also grabs a team-high 6.0 rebounds per game.
The Golden Eagles are 7-4 in the Hooper Eblen Center this season.
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