Senior guard Terrice Robinson scored a game-high 26 points, including her 1,000th career point at Morehead State University, in an 87-70 setback at Tennessee State Saturday night (Jan. 25).
Robinson, who was 9-of-10 at the free throw line, reached the milestone midway through the first half and completed her eighth 20+ game this year. She now sits at 1,019 career points and is the 21st member of the MSU 1,000-point club.
Junior guard Almesha Jones added 22 points, including a career-best 13 free throws as the Eagles fell to 9-11 overall and 3-4 in the Ohio Valley Conference. TSU moved to 7-13 overall and 4-3 in the league. It marked Jones' third 20-point outing in the last four games.
The foul-marred game featured 52 infractions and 77 free throw attempts. Chelsea Hudson led five TSU players in double figures with 15 points and also contributed 15 of the Tigers' 49 rebounds. Brianna Lawrence scored 14, while Rachel Allen and Alana Morris scored 13 each.
The Eagles led by as much as seven early in the first half and had a 22-21 advantage before the hosts outscored them 14-3 to end the half on top 35-26. Morehead State cut the Tiger cushion to two in the second half and trailed just 52-48 with 10:09 left. But, the hosts used a 16-5 spurt to distance themselves. TSU eventually built its lead to 18 three times.
TSU out-rebounded MSU 49-23 and finished the contest shooting 54 percent (27-of-50). The Tigers were 32-of-45 at the charity stripe. MSU shot 35 percent (19-of-55) and hit six three-pointers. MSU forced Tennessee State into 23 turnovers.
MSU returns to action on Monday (Jan. 27) at Belmont. Game time is set for 7 p.m. and can be seen live on the OVC Digital Network.