Tigerettes eliminated from SIAC Tournament

3/3/2011

ATLANTA, Ga. – After winning their opening game on Wednesday evening, the Tuskegee Tigerettes dropped a close second round basketball matchup with Miles College on Thursday afternoon, 66-63.  The loss eliminated them from tournament play.

The Tigerettes were scoreless the first six minutes of the game, falling behind the Lady Bears 11-0.  At the 9:05 mark in the first half, Keyonnia Cook’s three point shot tied the score, 20-20.  The Tigerettes took a three-point lead at 6:22, but trailed at halftime, 35-33.

The Lady Bears had swept the two regular-season games from the Tigerettes, winning each time by one point.

Cook paced the Tigerettes with 22 points and four rebounds.  Tequilla Martin added 11 points and 5 assists.  Nnenna Eze had nine rebounds and Amelia Dorton grabbed seven caroms.

Martin’s three-point field goal attempt rimmed out of the basket at the buzzer.  It would have forced overtime with the score tied, 66-66.

The Lady Golden Bears (20-7) had three players in double figures.  Ashley Orphey and Sammeika Thomas netted 17 points each and Toccara Charles added 16. 

The Lady Golden Bears will face Stillman on Friday in a semifinal matchup.

The Tigerettes ended the season with a 16-12 overall record.

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