Women’s Basketball Roars Back Late To Earn Win At Alcorn State

, Miss. – Andriana Avent had another big game with 25 points as TSU went on a 12-6 fourth quarter run for a comeback win over Saturday afternoon.
TSU broke open a tight game in the first quarter as Avent scored 11 of the team's 14 points to spark a late run as TSU led 18-13. The continued to roll in the second quarter as they outscored 11-4 over the final 8:07 as TSU led 31-19.
The roles reversed in the third quarter as Alcorn State opened with a 13-4 run during the first four minutes. TSU would weather the storm from that point as they regained the lead on three occasions but ASU went on 6-0 run aided by three-point shooting to claim a 49-48 lead entering the final stanza.
The Lady Braves upped their lead to 58-54 midway through the fourth quarter as TSU committed four turnovers during that span. From that point, it would turn into the Avent show as the sophomore scored five straight to spark a 5-0 surge which allowed TSU to regain a 59-54 lead with 2:53 remaining. ASU's Cayla Obillo would miss the layup on the ensuing possession as it was blocked by TSU's Jada Perry. TSU would miss its first layup attempt after but Jala Buster was there to clean up which gave TSU a 61-58 lead at the 2:18 mark. Both teams had the turnover bug over the next minute as they combined for four turnovers.
ASU would use two free throws from Zn'nyia White to get within 61-60 but the turnover bug was there again for both teams late down the stretch. A missed TSU free throw with 18 seconds allowed Alcorn State to hang around as TSU was whistled for a foul in the paint with six seconds left. With the option go ahead or tie, ASU would miss both free throw attempts and TSU sealed the deal with two free throws from Perry for the final margin.
Avent led TSU with 25 points and seven rebounds while Buster, Shalexxus Aaron and Alisa Knight had five boards each.
TSU is back in action Monday afternoon at Jackson State for a 3 p.m. start.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com


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