Ole Miss def. SOUTHERN, 91-68
OXFORD, Miss. – Southern University dropped a 91-68 decision to Ole Miss Friday night at the Tad Smith Coliseum. Britney Washington led the Lady Jaguars with a game-high 26 points followed by Kendra Coleman who tallied 13 points. Going into the second half. Southern was only down six points, 39-33. SUBR found themselves down by 13 points with 11:20 remaining in the first half. The Lady Jaguars went on a 9-2 run in three minutes, cutting the Rebels lead to only six points with nine minutes. With under seven minutes remaining in the second half, Coleman knocked down two free throws, with Southern only being down four points. Washington, wasted no time, scoring a three pointer the first eight seconds into the second half. Southern and Ole Miss rallied back and forth with points. At the 14:46 minute mark, Cortnei Purnell made a layup, making the socre 51-50. Southern and Ole Miss rallied back and forth with points but the Rebels went on a 15-2 run late in the second half, pushing their lead even more. The Lady Jaguars were unable to bounce back.
GRAMBLING def. Tougaloo, 98-59
GRAMBLING, La. – The Lady Tigers were two points away from 100 when they captured their first victory 98-59 on their home court Thursday night against Tougaloo College. Grambling (1-2) outscored the Bulldogs 49-31 in the first half and 49-28 in the second half. GSU had four ladies to score in double figures. Yosha Watson led the team, playing all 40 minutes and with a double-double. She had a game-high 38 points, 10 steals and added four rebounds. Bre’Nae Andrews scored 16 points. Mariah Gilliam and Monisha Neal both chipped in 12 points apiece. With nine minutes remaining in the first half, the score was ties 21-21, but GSU wouldn’t allow the score to be that way for long. They went on a 28-10 run by the end of the half. Tougaloo scored the first two points less than 20 seconds in the second half, but they wouldn’t score again until over four minutes later. With less than 10 minutes remaining in the game, the Bulldogs found themselves trailing by 30 points. Grambling State’s lead continued to increase from there. As a team, the Lady Tigers shot 59.4 percent from the field, 47.1 percent from the three-point stripe and 56.0 from the free throw line.
ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF def. Philander Smith College, 76-62
PINE BLUF, Ark. – After three Lady Lions scored in double figures, Arkansas-Pine Bluff claimed their first 76-62 victory during the 2014-15 season. Carlisha Walker led the way a double-double, scoring 15 points and pulling down 11 boards. Shami Goodman added 13 points and Jazmyne Victorian also recorded a double-double on the night. She scored 12 points and tallied a game-high 15 rebounds. UAPB shot .647 percent from the free throw line, going 11 for 17. They were 50 percent from the three point line and .429 from the field. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-2) out-rebound the Lady Panthers 65-46. UAPB held the lead the entire game. Philander Smith College also had three players to score in double figures, Caryan Jones (19), Juquecia Chaney (13) and Jerrica Scott (11).
Savannah State def. ALABAMA STATE, 71-62
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Lady Hornets basketball team outscored the Tigers 12-0 in the last four minutes of play as Savannah State topped the Lady Hornets 71-62, at the Tiger Arena Thursday night. Britney Wright (19 points) and freshman Miracle Mayo (11 points) were the driving force behind the run. The first eight minutes of the game saw the Tigers take a 12 point advantage over the Lady Hornets. ASU cut the deficit to get within one at the 6:34 mark. Both teams went back and forth until Alabama State made a defensive stop. Danielle Gazaway drilled a jumper and a pair of free throws to close out the first half. With the combination of Wright making lay-ups and free throws and Mayo rebounding the ball on both ends of the court, the two proved to be the final push that ASU needed to cut the once, 14 point lead to get within five points (65-60). Alabama State (2-1) came out of half time cold, as they allowed Savannah State (2-1) to push a 19 point lead by the 13:35 mark, as the score was only a two point difference (37-35) in favor of SSU at the half. Daniele Ewert finished with 10 points. Mayo led both teams cleaning up on the boards with 15, while Wright had 11 rebounds. As a team, the Lady Hornets shot 85 percent from the free throw line, going 17-20. Ezinne Kalu led Savannah in scoring with 25, teammates Tlyonda Davis and Jasmine Norman had 12 points apiece in the win. As a team, Savannah State only shot 47 percent from the field. The Lady Hornets out-rebounded the Tigers 56-36, while shooting 29.6 percent from the field. The Lady Hornets will return to the court Sunday as they will play the University of Mobile on Sunday, November 23 in Mobile, Ala.