Murray State’s (9-6, 4-1 OVC) senior trio of Amber Guffey, Ashley Hayes and Paige Guffey combined to scored 77 of their team’s 87 points alone. Hayes led all scorers with 29 points, Amber Guffey added 27 points and Paige Guffey finished with 21 points. As a team, Murray State shot 50 percent from the field, making 28-of-56 from the field.
Austin Peay (8-9, 4-2) attempted to counter with four players reaching double-digits in scoring. Sophomore transfer Brooke Faulkner led the Lady Govs with 17 points. Senior April Thomas finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds – her fourth double-double in the last five games. Sophomore Ashley Herring added 15 points and junior Nicole Jamen chipped in 14 points. All nine APSU players who entered the game scored.
The Racers gained a comfortable cushion in the first half, scoring nine consecutive points to build their first double-digit lead, 30-19, with 5:00 remaining. Murray State carried a nine-point, 44-35 lead into halftime.
(For the rest of the story, check out this week's edition of the Cadiz Record.)