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Skyhawks fall prey to spell of Govs

Skyhawks fall prey to spell of Govs
CLARKSVILLE — For the first 20 minutes of the game, UT Martin looked like it might be able to recreate some of the magic that occurred the last time they visited the Dunn Center — an 87-82 win on Feb. 5, 2009 that snapped a six-game losing streak for the Skyhawks in the building.
However, Austin Peay used a 17-0 run over a stretch of 3:44 in the second half to coast to a 90-72 victory over UTM.
In the opener, the UT Martin women — minus starter Darnisha Lyles (out due to illness) — fell 63-45.
The Skyhawk basketball squads travel to Tennessee State on Saturday for an Ohio Valley Conference twinbill. The women’s game will tip off at 3 p.m. with the men’s contest to follow.
APSU 90, UTM 72 (M)
Union City product Marquis Weddle led all scorers with 25 points, making 7-of-11 shots from the field (4-of-7 from beyond the 3-point line) and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe.
Benzor Simmons scored 17 points and Reuben Clayton added 16 point for UT Martin (2-11, 0-4 in OVC play).
Fellow UC product MJ Brown hit both of his 3-point shots and finished the contest with six points in 26 minutes of action.
APSU 63, UTM 45 (W)
The short-handed Sky-hawk women dressed just eight players on Thursday.
The loss drops UT Ma-rtin’s record to 2-11 on the year and 0-4 in conference play.
In addition to Alecia Weatherly’s game-high 14 points, the Skyhawks also got 11 from Cali Cupples and 10 from Union City product Labrica Ward.

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