Mississippi Valley State (11-10, 8-2) 65, Alabama State (8-11, 5-5) 50
ITTA BENA – The Devilettes of Mississippi Valley State stretched their home win streak to eight games Saturday following a win over Alabama State at the Harrison HPER Complex. The win keeps MVSU at the top of the SWAC standings and gave them revenge from a Jan. 7 loss to the Lady Hornets in Montgomery. Three MVSU players reached double-figures, with Ka’Neisha Smith leading the way with 14 points and six rebounds. Alia Frank chipped in 12 points and nine boards while Khristina Clemons provided a spark off the bench with 12 points. Millicent Jones paced Alabama State with 12 points and six rebounds. The Devilettes scored 22 points off of Alabama State’s 22 turnovers. MVSU hit 24-of-57 shots (42.1 percent) and converted 15-of-29 freethrows. ASU went 19-of-54 (35.2%) from the field and struggled from 3-point range hitting only 1-of-15 attempts.
Grambling (9-11, 5-5) 60, Southern (8-9, 7-3) 59
GRAMBLING – A freethrow by Jasher Blocker with three seconds left lifted Grambling to an upset win over rival Southern. Blocker and Markisha Patterson each finished with 10 points to lead Grambling. Wymeka Randle, Tonieshwa Mack and Cierra Ceazer each tallied nine points. Randle grabbed nine rebounds, Mack had seven rebounds and Savannah Carter dropped nine assists. Southern had a pair of players score double-doubles in the loss. Adrian Sanders finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Laneisha Stephens had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Jackson State (9-10, 6-4) 76, Alcorn State (8-12, 6-4) 55
JACKSON – Jackson State won its second game in row by defeating Alcorn State at Lee E. Williams Athletic Assembly Center. The Lady Tigers split the regular season series against ASU, with the victory. Three Lady Tigers scored in double digits. Kiana McCarty led the way with a career-high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the field. She also grabbed nine rebounds and had three blocked shots. Takeya Felder scored 11 points and had five assist, whilt Tiffany Kellum added 10 points and four rebounds. Tierro Frost led the Lady Braves with 17 points, five rebounds and five steals. The Lady Tigers opened the game with a 31-8 run and led 34-14 at the half. For the game, JSU shot 69.8% from the field, while ASU shot just 31.8%. The Lady Tigers shot 66.7% from 3-point range going 4-for-6. The Lady Braves shot 13.3% from behind arc, going hitting only 2-of-15 shots. JSU outrebounded ASU 37-26, but ASU had the edge on the offensive of boards 18-7. Both teams scored 32 points in the paint. ASU’s bench outscored JSU’s bench 38-20.
Alabama A&M (11-9, 6-4) 61, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-21, 0-10) 55
PINE BLUFF – Whiquitta Tobar scored 19 points and had five assists to lead Alabama A&M to a win over winless Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Tobar made only 4-of-11 fieldgoals, but was 10-of-11 freethrows. The loss put a damper on a solid performance by Chigozi Okwumabua, who led UAPB with 21 points and six rebounds. Christina Lasane added 11 points and five rebounds, while Lakendra Marsh contributed 10 points.
Prairie View A&M (8-13, 5-5) 53, Texas Southern (3-17, 2-8) 45
PRAIRIE VIEW – Kiara Etienne scored a game-high 26 points and Latia Williams added 10 points and eight rebounds as Prairie View topped Texas Southern. Etienne was 9-for-15 from the field, including 5-for-7 from 3-point range. Kayla West paced TSU with 14 points, while Chystal Anyiam had 10 rebounds.
Monday’s SWAC Women’s Schedule (Feb. 6)
Alabama State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff / 5:30
Alcorn State at Grambling / 5:30
Alabama A&M at Mississippi Valley State / 5:30
Southern at Jackson State / 5:30
Tuesday’s SWAC Women’s Schedule (Feb. 7)
Texas Southern at Houston Baptist / 7:00
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