Ashley Augerson scored 19 points to lead three teammates in double figures as top-seeded Southern won the Farmers Insurance SWAC Tournament Women’s Title with a 60-47 victory over #7 seed Alabama State.
Southern (23-8) earns the Conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Women’s Tournament and will learn its opponent Monday evening. Upset-minded Alabama State, which knocked off the second and third seeds en route to the title game, ends its season 13-17.
With the score tied at 19-all late in the first half, Southern scored 17 consecutive points over an eight minute span to take a commanding 36-19 lead with 16:08 to play in the game. The Jaguars never led by less than 11 the rest of the way.
Hannah Kador, the women’s tournament MVP, scored 15 points and Tiffany Foster 10 for Southern.
Alabama State’s Tanika Jackson led all scorers with 22 points.