Southern (4-6, 3-0) 72, Grambling State (5-8, 1-2) 67
Baton Rouge – Kendra Coleman scored 34 points and Essence Hopkins added 11 to lead Southern past Grambling. Coleman hit 10-of-19 fieldgoal and buried 11-of-12 freethrows. Three Grambling players scored in double-figures. Savannah Carter led the way with 15 points, while Brittany Allen finished with 13 and Tonieshwa Mack 12. Wymeka Randle contributed 14 rebounds for the Lady Tigers. Southern led 39-31 at halftime. Grambling came back to tie the game several times and pulled ahead at 60-58 with 7:28 left on layup by Carter. The Lady Tigers led 67-66 with 1:18 remaining, but wouldn’t score again. Southern scored the last six points of the game.
Alcorn State (5-8, 3-0) 53, Jackson State (4-8, 1-2) 51
Alcorn – The homestanding Lady Braves held off a spirited charge by Jackson State to remain unbeaten in SWAC play. Alcorn led 29-26 after 20 minutes. But, JSU rallied to take a 40-37 lead with 10:42 left. The Lady Tigers had a 45-42 lead with 5:15 remaining when the Lady Braves went on an 8-0 run. Breanna Whitfield capped the rally with a 3-pointer with 2:28 left, giving ASU a 50-45 lead. Beatrice Banks cut the lead to a bucket with a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left at 50-48, but the Lady Braves hit 3-of-4 freethrows in the waning seconds to put the game away. Tierro Frost had 21 points to lead Alcorn State, while Kiara Ruffin tallied 12. Reigning SWAC Player of the Week Tiffany Kellum joined Rachel Jones to lead JSU with 10 points apiece.
Alabama State (5-7, 2-1) 65, Mississippi Valley State (4-9, 1-1) 62
MONTGOMERY – Taila Arrington hit two free throws to break a 62-all tie with 43 seconds left as Alabama State came from behind for a dramatic win over Mississippi Valley. ASU trailed the entire game until Arrington’s two free throws and she sealed the win with a steal with four seconds left to deliver the win for the Lady Hornets. The Lady Hornets trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half and trailed 38-28 at half. ASU came out after the break and outscored MVSU 12-7 in the first five minutes of the second half to cut the lead to 45-40. MVSU pushed their lead back out to nine at 62-53, but went scoreless the final five minutes of the game. Ashley Jones helped pull ASU even at 62 when she scored a basket with 1:12 left in the game and added a free throw nine seconds later, to lead up to Arrington’s final heroics. Tamara Wadlington scored 12 points to lead ASU. Kierra Paige added 11 points, while Brittney Howard had a game-high 10 rebounds. Alia Frank led MVSU with a game-high 13 points, while Brittney Lakes and Lenise Stallings added 10 points each.
Alabama A&M (7-6, 2-1) 64, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-13, 0-2) 44
Normal – Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s woes continued as they were left looking for their first win of the season after a loss to Alabama A&M. Whiquitta Tobar led A&M with 20 points and five steals. Shundra Davis added 10 for the Lady Bulldogs, who were never threatened after jumping out to a 31-16 halftime lead. Chigozi Okwumabua paced the Lady Lions with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Jenise Gentry added 10 points for UAPB.
Prairie View (4-10, 1-2) 64, Texas Southern (1-12, 0-3) 43
Houston – Kiara Etienne scored 19 points, Latia Williams added 18 points and 13 rebounds and Jeannette Jackson dropped in 10 points as Prairie View rolled past Texas Southern. TSU didn’t have a player in double-digit scoring, but Morgan Simmons finished with 13 rebounds. Crystal Anyiam led in scoring with nine points. PVAM led 31-16 at halftime, then cruised to the win in the second half.
Monday’s SWAC Women’s Schedule
Grambling at Alcorn State / p.m.
Southern at Jackson State / p.m.
Mississippi Valley State at Alabama A&M / 3:00 p.m.
Alabama State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff / p.m.