Women's Basketball Season Comes to an End at Austin Peay
Feb. 26, 2011
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Southeast Missouri State women’s basketball 2010-11 season came to end on the road Saturday evening. The Redhawks lost 71-51 to Austin Peay in the Dunn Center. Their loss coupled with Murray State’s win over Eastern Kentucky keeps the Redhawks out of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament for the second-straight season.
The Redhawks (8-21, 4-14 OVC) kept the game close in the early going. Bianca Beck (Incarnate Word/St. Louis, Mo.) scored the game's first bucket and their first lead of the game, 2-0.
The Lady Govs (13-17, 12-6 OVC) tied the game and Katie Norman (Freeport/Freeport, Ill.) followed with a lay-up for their second and final lead of the game, 4-2 at the 16:00 mark.
An 8-0 Lady Govs run midway through the first pushed their lead to 18-9 with 9:54 left in the half. The Redhawks turned the ball over four times during that run
The Redhawks responded with a 9-2 run to cut the lead to three, 21-18 at the 7:46 mark. Brittany Harriel (Lakota West/Cincinnati, Ohio) scored five of those points during that run.
Unfortunately that would be the closest the Redhawks would get the remainder of the game as the Lady Govs went on an 11-0 run over the next 4:17. The Redhawks were hurt by five turnovers.
The run proved to be the deciding factor in the game as the Redhawks couldn't dig themself out of the hole.
The Lady Govs grabbed their largest first half lead, 36-20 with 2:23 remaining.
Harriel scored 12 of the Redhawks 20 first half points and collected nine of the team's 15 rebounds.
Fourteen first half turnovers led to 13 points for the Lady Govs.
In the second half, the Redhawks never got the lead under double digits. The closest they could cut the lead to was 11 points, 52-41 at the 9:15 mark.
The Lady Govs largest lead came with 2:02 remaining as they went up by 22, 69-47.
The Redhawks shot 40-percent from the field. The Lady Govs finished at 47-percent.
Harriel finished with game highs of 14 points and 12 rebounds off the bench for her second career double-double. She shot 4-7 from the field including 2-4 from three-point range.
Erika Lane (West High School/Knoxville, Tenn.) finished with 11 points.
Courtney Shiffer (Highland C.C./Freeport, Ill.) and Norman each finished with nine points.
The Lady Govs had four players in double figures led by Meghan Bussabarger's 14 points to tie for game-high honors.
The Redhawks went 4-15 from three-point range to become just the eighth team in NCAA D-I history to make a three-pointer in 400 games.