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Booker's 24 points lead Lady Govs past Morehead State

Sophomore Missy Booker tripled her career high, scoring 24 points, leading APSUs women's basketball team to a 78-72 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Morehead State Saturday. The win evened the Lady Govs conference mark at 2-2 as they improved to 6-9 overall.

The game did not start auspiciously for the Lady Govs as they missed their first 11 field-goal attempts. Booker's field goal with 14:17 remaining ended the drought. Morehead State led by only 8-4 after Booker's field goal. However, they would build a seven-point advantage with 11:44 remaining.
Sophomore Missy Booker tripled her career high, scoring 24 points, leading APSU's women's basketball team to a 78-72 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Morehead State Saturday. The win evened the Lady Govs' conference mark at 2-2 as they improved to 6-9 overall.

The game did not start auspiciously for the Lady Govs as they missed their first 11 field-goal attempts. Booker's field goal with 14:17 remaining ended the drought. Morehead State led by only 8-4 after Booker's field goal. However, they would build a seven-point advantage with 11:44 remaining.

APSU turned the game around with a 11-0 run, led by freshman Ashley Hardaway's seven points, and held a 16-12 lead with 8:07 remaining. Morehead State would retake the lead, 23-22, with 4:29 left in the first half, but back-to-back, three-point field goals by juniors Kera Bergeron and Alicia Watson gave the Lady Govs the lead.

Morehead State challenged briefly in the second half, tying the game, 46-46, with 12:52 remaining. Freshman Kellea Reeves responded with the next four points to give APSU the lead, and they would not look back.

Booker's 24-point effort led all scorers. She was 10-of-14 from the field and grabbed four rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench. She was joined in double-digit scoring territory by Reeves, who had 14 points and eight rebounds. Bergeron finished with 10 points, including three three-point field goals. After its 0-for-11 start, the Lady Govs finished the game by making 25-of-51, shooting 40.3 percent (25-of-62) for the game.
—Cody Bush