Spring Hill 66, TU Women 55
The Tuskegee University women's basketball team suffered its second conference loss of the season against Spring Hill College Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Chappie James Arena on the TU campus.
The 66-55 loss marked four straight for the Golden Tigers.
TU trailed by 13 points in the second half and clawed its way back taking the lead by one point with 6:29 left to play. However, an 11-2 run helped close the deal for the visiting Badgers.
Jade Wilson and Taylor Miller led Tuskegee (1-7, 0-1 in SIAC) in scoring with 12 points each. Teja Finley earned her first double-double of the season, producing 11 points and 12 rebounds. Donshelle Daniels added six points.
Spring Hill (5-1, 0-0) had four score in double figures with Tiffany Valentine who led all scorers with 13 points.
The Badgers shot 46.3 percent from field while holding the Golden Tigers to 28.8 percent shooting and also outscored TU in the paint 40 to 20. Tuskegee improved with its productivity off the bench outscoring SHC 35-28.
The Golden Tigers hosted West Florida, a rematch from last Thursday, on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
West Florida 86, TU Women 54
West Florida scored the first 16 points in a non-conference game against Tuskegee Thursday, Nov. 30 in Pensacola, Fla. and the Golden Tigers never recovered, falling to Argonauts 86-54 from the UWF Arena.
The Golden Tigers did not make a basket until a Donshelle Daniels layup at the 4:01 mark of the first quarter. West Florida (4-2, 0-0) scored 32 points off of 27 Tuskegee (1-6, 0-1 SIAC) with the UWF outscoring the TU 12-5 in fast break points.
Tuskegee would cut the deficit down to 10 points with 47 seconds left before halftime, but a pair of free throws from Halee Nieman put UWF back up by 12 points, 24-12 which is what the score was at the break.
The Golden Tigers didn't have a single player score in double figures as Teja Finley and Jade Wilson each scored eight points apiece. Wilson also hauled in nine rebounds. Daniels added seven points while Ashiala Jackson, Kierra Hall, and Alexus Shirrells chipped in six points each. Shirrells also led the team with five assists.