CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A hot-shooting Austin Peay team was too much for Central Arkansas as the Sugar Bears fell, 81-60,  Saturday night. 

On a night the Sugar Bears (5-2) struggled offensively, shooting just 35.1 percent, the Lady Govs (3-3) had their best shooting night of the season as they connected on 59.3 percent of their shots, including 73.1 percent (19 of 26) in the second half en route to 46 points – the most allowed in a half this season by the Sugar Bears.

UCA fell behind midway through the first half and was never able to recover, failing to score a basket over the final 4:22 of the half as the Sugar Bears went into the locker room trailing 35-22. The Lady Govs then outscored the Sugar Bears 13-7 to begin the second half, extending their lead to as many as 22 and never allowing the Sugar Bears to get any closer than 14 the rest of the way.

The Sugar Bears got a season-high 16 points from junior forward Terai Sadler, who was six of seven from the field and added four rebounds and a pair of steals. Freshman guard Maggie Proffitt added 13 points, three rebounds and three steals, while junior guard Kelsei Ewings added seven points and led the team with a season-high six assists. 

Austin Peay was led by Tiasha Gray, who had 28 points – the most allowed to an opposing player by the Sugar Bears this season – on 13-for-20 shooting.
After having played three of their last four on the road, the Sugar Bears are home in the Farris Center for their next six games, beginning with Southern Illinois on Monday night.