Memphis Falls to Prairie View A&M 70-58
Nov. 25, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- - Memphis (3-2) fell to Prairie View A&M (1-4) 70-58 at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse on Sunday. The home loss in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse was the Tigers' first since losing to Southern Miss a season ago on February 2, 2012.
The Lady Panthers clawed the Tigers for 42 first half points. Larisa Scott notched PVAMU's first two on a lay-up, followed by a Jeanette Jackson lay-up to take the lead 4-0 in the first two minutes of the game. Gabrielle Scott was three for six from three point range accounting for nine of her 11-first half points to lead the Lady Panthers.
The Memphis offense struggled from the outset, being held to 18-points in the first 20-minutes. Pa'Sonna Hope led the Tigers with 11-first half points with starting point guard Ariel Hearn on the bench with two fouls. Nicole Dickson, Memphis' leading scorer, was 0-for-6 from the field, with her only point of the half coming at the charity stripe.
In the second half, the Memphis offense showed signs of life, out-scoring PVAMU 40-28. Ariel Hearnreeled off 14 of her team-leading 16-points on the afternoon. Hearn's scoring effort was a new career high for the freshman, eclipsing her previous mark of 13 set against MTSU (11/11/12).
Hearn, along with Dickson and Ann Joneswent on an 8-1 scoring run in the final seven minutes of the game to bring the Tigers within 11 points of the Lady Panther lead. However, the Tigers could not keep pace with PVAMU as the Lady Panther's outscored Memphis 8-6 in the final four minutes to seal the win.
Latia Williams led PVAMU in three categories with 17-points, 13-rebounds and five assists. Asianna Fuqua-Beyled the Tigers with nine rebounds, eclipsing her previous career high of eight set against Grambling, also adding a team-high four steals in 26 minutes of play.
The Tigers will hit the road for their next game, taking on East Tennessee State on Friday at 7 p.m. (ET). For more information of the University of Memphis women's basketball program and all Tigers athletics, please visit GoTigersGo.com.