Tigers Hold Off Chicago State

Chicago, Ill.--Three players scored in double figures as the Auburn women's basketball team outlasted Chicago State 67-63 on Tuesday.

Freshman forward Tyrese Tanner only took six shots from the field, but led the Tigers in scoring with 15 points, her season high. Her three-point field goal put the Tigers up for good as Auburn improved to 5-6. Chicago State fell to 4-7.

"Tyrese played a great second half," Auburn coach Nell Fortner said. "She plays with a lot of poise and confidence for a freshman. She really gives us a great spark off the bench when we really need it. I look forward to seeing a lot more of it as time goes on."

Morgan Toles added 14 points for the Tigers and fellow sophomore added 13 points.

The home team made the Tigers hit foul shots in the final minute and Auburn made 11-13 of those shots to finish the game 21-32 at the foul line.

"It was good to see us win a game at the free throw line," said Fortner. "We had not been shooting the free throws very well and to win a game on the free throw line was big for us. Hopefully, that will lead to a lot more confidence there."

AUBURN (67)
Tanner, Tyrese 4-6 6-6 15; Toles, Morgan 6-14 2-2 14; Alverson, Blanche 4-12 4-5 13; Hilliard, Chantel 3-5 1-2 7; Smalley, Alli 3-12 1-2 7; Greenleaf, Jordan 1-6 3-4 5; Simmons, Parrisha 0-1 3-9 3; Williams, Jassany 1-2 0-0 2; Jennings, Morgan 0-0 1-2 1; Strain, Courtney 0-1 0-0 0; Davis, Peyton 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 22-61 21-32 67.

CHICAGO STATE (63)
BECKEL, Tressa 4-10 8-10 16; DESROCHES, Caila 6-12 3-6 15; WALDON, Courtney 4-11 2-2 12; DOCKERY, Janay 2-10 3-4 9; MARLOWE, Natalie 2-6 0-1 5; WROTEN, Elana 2-4 0-2 4; HARVEY, Jazzmyn 1-1 0-0 2; DAVIS, Caneka 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-54 16-25 63.

Auburn 24 43 67
Chicago State 32 31 63

3-point goals--Auburn 2-10 (Tanner, Tyrese 1-1; Alverson, Blanche 1-4; Smalley, Alli 0-4; Strain, Courtney 0-1), Chicago State 5-8 (DOCKERY, Janay 2-3; WALDON, Courtney 2-3; MARLOWE, Natalie 1-2).
Fouled out--Auburn-None, Chicago State-WROTEN, Elana; WALDON, Courtney.
Rebounds--Auburn 42 (Greenleaf, Jordan 12), Chicago State 39 (BECKEL, Tressa 11).
Assists--Auburn 10 (Toles, Morgan 7), Chicago State 16 (DOCKERY, Janay 5).
Total fouls--Auburn 20, Chicago State 25.
Technical fouls--Auburn-None, Chicago State-None.
Attendance--325


Inside The AU Tigers Top Stories