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Lady Govs win fourth straight OVC Tournament, Govs down but not out

Austin Peay's women's basketball team claimed its fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship Saturday, March 6, at Nashvilles Municipal Auditorium.

OVC Player of the Year Gerlonda Hardin led the team to a 65-51 victory over sixth-seed Eastern Kentucky.
Austin Peay's women's basketball team claimed its fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship Saturday, March 6, at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium.

OVC Player of the Year Gerlonda Hardin led the team to a 65-51 victory over sixth-seed Eastern Kentucky.

Hardin, who was named OVC Tournament MVP for the second time, recorded her season's 13th double-double, a 23-point, 12-rebound performance. Senior forward Jessica Grayson had 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Sophomore guard Kera Bergeron added 11 points and broke an OVC record for most 3-pointers in a season. All three players were named to the All-Tournament team.

The Lady Govs move on to the NCAA Tournament, which begins March 20.

Things did not go as well for the Govs, whose late rally wasn't enough as they fell to Murray State, 66-60, Saturday night during the OVC Tournament championship.

Junior guard Anthony Davis led the Govs with 16 points, senior center Josh Lewis had 15, and senior forward Adrian Henning 11. Davis and Lewis were named to the all-tourney team.

But don't count the Govs out yet. The OVC regular-season champs may receive an at-large slot into the NCAA Tournament or a berth into the National Invitational Tournament.
—Cody Bush and Brad Kirtley