BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – – Carena Easley and Erica Trahan combined for 43 points to lead the No. 2 seeded Jackson State women’s basketball team to a 69-62 double-overtime victory over No. 6 seed Mississippi Valley State.

With the win Jackson State advances to its second straight Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game. At the end of regulation the game was tied 53-53. Both teams struggled in the first overtime, as each was able to muster only five points each. JSU played well down the stretch as Trahan and Easley both made big shots for the Lady Tigers. JSU outscored Valley 11-4.

Easley scored a game high 23 points on 8-14 shooting. Trahan recorded a double-double as she finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds. LaSharee Christian also scored 14 points and recorded a game high five steals.

Four Devilettes scored in double figures. Portia Wilson led MVSU with 15 points on 7-10 shooting from the free throw line. Latoia Mackey added 11 points and Michelle Messega and Amanda Hammond each scored 10 points.

Jackson State held a 32-24 halftime advantage. Mississippi Valley State outscored JSU 29-21.



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