Southeast Missouri State’s losing streak extended to six games with a 72-63 loss to Austin Peay on Monday in Clarksville, Tennessee.
SEMO was led in scoring by Roy Booker who had 22 points, while Maurice Hampton had 20 for Austin Peay. Zac Schlader added 19 for APU.
Eric Jones’ tip-in with 14:41 to go in the first half gave SEMO a 10-8 lead. It proved to be their final advantage of the game. Austin Peay responded with a 27-9 run to end the half and led 35-19.
In the second half, Austin Peay built the lead to as high as 23 points when Schlader’s lay up with 14:25 in the game made 48-25.
Despite the huge deficit, the Redhawks were able to cut the lead to five points, when Terrick Willoughby hit a three pointer to make it 65-60 with 25 seconds to go. But they scored just two points the rest of the way, Austin Peay went 8-for-8 from the free throw line the rest of the way to seal the game.
SEMO improved to 6-14 on the season and 3-11 in the Ohio Valley Conference, while APU improved to 12-10 and 7-6.