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Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball falls to Davidson, 62-41 – Clarksville Online

APSU Women's Basketball

Savannah, GA – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball team fell 62-41 to Davidson in their first game of the Hostilo Hoops Community Classic Monday at Enmarket Arena.

The Governors were outplayed 16-6 in the first quarter, where they were held 3-11 from the field, while the Wildcats connected on four of their seven shots from the field, including a pair of threes.


Davidson took a 16-2 lead in the first eight minutes of the first quarter before Tiya Douglas scored Austin Peay State’s second goal on a pass from Liz Gibbs. Gibbs then closed the first quarter with her first make with less than a minute left in the opening frame.

Davidson opened the second quarter with a 4-0 run before Mahogany Vaught defeated APSU’s first three with 6:38 left to cut DC’s lead to 21-9. Anala Nelson then scored her first three to stop a 6-0 run from Davidson while Jada Roberson made back-to-back free throws to level APSU to 13. It was the best the Govs could achieve in the first half, the Wildcats scoring back-to-back baskets to lead 30-14 at halftime.

Gibbs scored the Govs’ first second-half points with two free throws before Kaiden Glenn knocked down her only three-pointer in APSU’s final points in the penultimate frame.

Austin Peay State University had its best quarter in the fourth, beating Davidson 22-15 and hitting a game-high 11 free throws and five field goals.

After Davidson extended her lead to 30 after her first basket of the quarter, Vaught shared two free throws before scoring her second three of the day.

Two free throws by Yamia Johnson reduced the APSU Govs’ deficit to 58:30 with 4:50 remaining in the fourth quarter. Despite ending the game on a 13-4 run after Johnson’s free throws, the APSU Govs lost their first game of the Hostilo Community Classic, 62-41.


The difference

Eleven field goals by Austin Peay State University. The Governors were held to just 11 marks in the game while the Wildcats went 23-to-51 off the field. APSU governments were held at three or fewer marks in each of the first three quarters

In the box score

  • The Governors fell to an all-time 0-3 against the Wildcats.
  • Shamarre Hale earned her first start as governor.
  • Mahogany Vaught knocked down the best three three-pointers of the season against the Wildcats
  • Yamia Johnson improved to 14-14 from the charity streak this season after beating Davidson 2-2.

corner of the coach

Featuring Brittany Young, Women’s Basketball Head Coach

opening thoughts… “I’m a bit disappointed with this one. We’ve never had a trip where we’ve come out as floored as we did tonight. We’re going to go back to the drawing board and find out why…I just felt like our effort and energy wasn’t the usual effort and energy of this women’s basketball team.”

Overlooking Fairleigh Dickinson… “The good thing about being the first game tomorrow is that our routine will look a little more normal. Our student-athletes can come in, stretch and do more shots before we return to the locker room for our pre-game presentation. Hopefully more familiarity will help us feel more at home here. We will face Fairleigh Dickinson tomorrow with a lot more effort and energy.”


About the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights

Record 2022-23: 3-1 (0-0NEC)

Record 2021-22: 19-12 (15-3 NEC)

Season result 2021: After winning the 2021-22 Northeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Regular Season Championship, Fairleigh Dickinson was upset by No. 7 Bryant in the semifinals of the tournament. The FDU season ended after a 67-45 loss to Seton Hall in the first round of the WNIT.

Returners/newbies: 12/4

Notable Returnees: Chloe Wilson, a preseason All-NEC selection, averaged 12.1 points and 6.4 rebounds for the Knights last season, earning her a third-team All-NEC selection. This season, Wilson is averaging 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Series history: First date

The Knights in the Hostilo Hoops Community Classic: Fairleigh Dickinson opened his Hostilo Hoops Community Classic stint with a 63-51 win over Illinois-Chicago, though he won 1-14 from three-point range against the Flames.


Wilson led all FDU scorers with 26 points, 14 of which came from the charity streak.

The Knights made the most of their 14 shots in the fourth quarter, topping UIC 27-20 in the final frame.

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