JACKSON STATE def. Murray State, 90-81 (OT)
MUNCIE, Ind. – The Lady Tigers basketball team (2-5) picked up their second win of the season 90-81 against Murray State (3-4) during the consolation game of the Ball State Federal Union Classic on Sunday afternoon. Jackson State’s senior forward, Ayanna Hardy-Fuller, recorded her second double-double of the season, scoring 26 points and bringing down 16 rebounds. Senior guard, Dominique Brothern followed close behind, putting up 25 points. JSU started the game on top and delivered a quick 0-5 lead over Murray in the first minute of the game. The Lady Tigers struggled to maintain that lead and ended the second half 29-42 under Murray. In the first half, the Lady Tigers shot from the field at 33.3 percent (12-36) and 20.0 percent (1-5) from the three point range. Murray shot from the field at 44.1 percent (15-34) and 30.8 percent (4-13) from the three point range. The Lady Tigers regained focus in the second half and outscored Murray 46-33 to tie the game. During the regulation period, JSU shot 43.9 percent (18-41) from the field and 33.3 percent (3-9) from the three point range. Murray shot 34.4 percent (11-32) from the field and 26.7 percent (4-15) from the three point range. JSU clinched the win in overtime by outscoring Murray 15-6. The Lady Tigers shot 62.5 percent (5-8) from the field while Murray shot 28.6 percent (2-7) from the field. The Lady Tigers will be back in action on Friday, Dec. 5 as they travel to Jacksonville, Ala. to face Jacksonville State University. The game is set to begin at 6 p.m. in the Pete Mathews Coliseum located on campus.
Stanford def. PRAIRIE VIEW, 88-45
HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Lady Panthers (0-6) fell 45-88 to No. 5 ranked Stanford University (5-2) during the last game of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Shootout at the Stan Sheriff Center Sunday night. Prairie View A&M fought a hard battle versus Stanford, unfortunately, the Cardinals took a large lead throughout the game and manage to keep it, with the largest being by 45 points. PVAMU went 15-61 from the field, shooting 24.6 percent. They hit 3 out of 19 three pointers, finishing the game shooting only 15.8 percent from the three-point range and they were 12 of 17 from the charity stripe, 70.6 percent. The Cardinals were led by Erica McCall, scoring 13 points. Jeanette Jackson finished the game with a total of 12 points and two assists. The Lady Panthers were able to get 19 points from the bench. Prairie View will return to the court as they play their first home game of the season versus Schreiner during their Church Night. The game is set to kick off at 5:30 p.m.
George Mason def. MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, 71-62
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It was a game of back and forth action Saturday afternoon between Mississippi Valley State and George Mason. The Patriots used a strong start and a late first half push to defeat the Devilettes, 71-62, in the final game of the Plaza Lights Classic. Despite the loss, Valley played one of its most complete games of the season. MVSU’s Christina Reed matched her career high in points (13) and set a career-best in rebounds with 11. The Indianola, Miss. native also contributed four assists and two steals. Meanwhile, Valley’s Taylor Green had a career-high 17 points on 6-of-10 shots, including five three-pointers along with five assists. Ashley Beals chipped in nine points, five rebounds and a pair of blocks. A’Shanti Weathers, who was named to the Plaza Lights Classic All-Tournament Team, had seven points, seven rebounds and two steals in the game. George Mason started off the game on a 8-0 run and led 17-4 early in the game, but Valley came back strong. The Devilettes ended a 12-0 run with a Kahdejah Stevens 3-pointer at the 12:23 mark that cut the Patriots’ lead to 17-16. Valley took its first lead of the game, 22-20, with under 11 minutes left in the first half after consecutve three-pointers by Green and Reed. Their lead swelled to eight points, 29-21, but George Mason finished the first half strong and took a 46-38 lead at intermission. The Devilettes were able to cut the lead to four points, 51-47, with just over 14 minutes left but that would be as close as the Devilettes would get. MVSU shot 34 percent while the Patriots converted 37 percent of its shots. The Devilettes will be back in action Wednesday at Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network Plus.
La Tech def. ALABAMA A&M, 70-68
NORMAL, Ala. – One of the most-famous women’s basketball programs visited “The Hill” Saturday and barely escaped with a win against the Lady Bulldogs. In A&M’s first home game of the season, they came oh-so-close before losing 70-68 to Louisiana Tech. It was a “dogfight” in the early going with the Lady Bulldogs nipping at the Lady Techsters’ heels before eventually holding a one-point lead at halftime. And the second half proved to be just as exciting as Alabama A&M rallied from a 62-57 deficit with just seven minutes left to take a 66-64 lead. Brittney Strickland completed an And-1 situation. She tied the score 64-64. Brooke Dixon then scored from under the basket to give the Lady Bulldogs a 66-64 lead with just 3:41 to play. However, it would be A&M’s last lead of the game as the Lady Techsters took a 69-66 lead with 1:10 to go. Taylor Sippial, though, brought A&M to 69-68 with her basket at the 48-second mark and she pulled down a rebound after a missed Louisiana Tech shot with 30 seconds to play. The Lady Bulldogs then worked for the last shot but, with five seconds left, Strickland lost the ball. Christasia Walter of Louisiana Tech was fouled with 4.4 seconds to play and made 1 of 2 free throws in her only visit to the line to provide the final margin. Strickland led Alabama A&M with 23 points and Sippial added 13. The Lady Bulldogs return to action when they visit Western Kentucky for a 7 p.m. tipoff.
North Carolina def. PRAIRIE VIEW, 81-45
HONOLULU, Hawaii – The No. 11 North Carolina Tar Heels jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back as they went on to an 81-45 win Saturday over Prairie View A&M at Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Shootout. At the University of Hawai’i’s Stan Sheriff Center, Jeanette Jackson scored a game-high 24 points to lead Prairie View A&M (0-5). Jackson scored 16 of her points at the free throw line, shooting 16-of-22 from the charity stripe. Jamie Cherry came off the UNC bench to score 15 points and lead three Tar Heels scoring in double-figures. The Tar Heels, ranked in both the Associated Press Top 25 poll and the USA Today Coaches’ Top 25 poll (No. 12), improved to 6-0 with the win. North Carolina shot 44 percent (28 of 64) from the floor for the game. The Lady Panthers shot only 20 percent (10 of 51) from the floor for the game. Shamiya Brooks scored eight points and pulled in nine rebounds for the Lady Panthers. The Lady Panthers conclude their stay in Hawaii with a game against No. 5 Stanford Sunday, Nov. 30. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m., 2 p.m. Hawaii Standard time.
ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF def. Lane College, 83-54
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Three Golden Lady Lions scored in double figures to lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-3) to a 83-54 victory over Lane College (0-6) during the last day of the Memphis HBCU Hoop Classic. Mollie Campbell led the way, recording her first double-double of the season, scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Jazmyne Victorian followed with 15 points. Shami Goodman chipped in 12 points. With the score tied once at 2-2 the Lady Lions exploded for 10-0 run that inflated the lead to 12-2, and they never looked back. UAPB held Lane to only 29 points the first half to their 45 and 25-38 in the second half. The Lady Lions limited the Lady Dragons offense to shoot just 26 percent (9-34) in the first half while forcing 19 turnovers. Arkansas-Pine Bluff went 46.4 percent from the field, 14.3 from the three-point line and 64.3 from the free-throw line. Lane Lady Dragons was led by Chloe Roberts scoring a game-best 21 points. The Golden Lady Lions will be back in action December 2 versus Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Ok at 7 p.m.
Duquesne def. JACKSON STATE, 90-72
MUNCIE, Ind. – The Lady Tigers fell 72-90 to Duquesne University in the first round of the Ball State Federal Union Classic hosted by Ball State in Muncie, Ind. on Saturday, Nov. 29. Ayanna Hardy-Fuller, senior forward, led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 16 points and eight rebounds. Ke’ra St. John, Tiara Pollnitz, and Derica Wiggins aided in the JSU effort with 10 points each. JSU trailed 36-50 at half time shooting at a 46.7 percent from the field (14-29) and 42.9 percent from the three point range (3-7). Duquesne shot for a 53.3 percent at the field goal (16-30) during the first half and 60.0 percent from the three-point range (3-5). In the second half the game, the Lady Tigers were out-scored 36-40 shooting 26.7 percent from the field (8-30) and 33.3 percent from the three-point range (4-12). Duquesne ended the game shooting 52.0 percent from the field and 60.0 percent (3-5) from the three-point range. The Lady Tigers will be back in action on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. when they face Murray State in the consolation game of the Ball State Federal Union Classic in Muncie, Ind. at the Worthen Arena on the campus of Ball State University.
Cal State Northridge def. TEXAS SOUTHERN, 63-50
NORTHRIDGE, Calif.- The Texas Southern Lady Tigers wrapped up play at the Cal State Northridge tournament on Saturday falling to CSUN 63-50. Diamonisha Sophus led the Lady Tigers scoring a team high 11 points and added three rebounds in the loss. Brianna Sidney added 10 points two assists and two steals. CSUN was led by Camille Mahlknecht who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and pulled down 17 rebounds. finished the game shooting 29.5 percent from the field, going 18 of 61. They were 20.0 percent from the three-point range, only making 3 out of 15. Texas Southern was 57.9 from the charity stripe, knocking down 11 of 19. Texas Southern will travel to face Sam Houston State on Dec.3 in Huntsville, Texas.
UMKC def. MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, 62-46
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Mississippi Valley State’s Christina Reed and A’Shanti Weathers combined to score 26 points in a loss Friday afternoon against Missouri-Kansas City in the first game of the Plaza Lights Classic. UMKC defeated the Devilettes, 62-46, behind Aries Washington’s 16 points to lead the ‘Roos (2-3) to their second win of the season. Weathers and Reed scored 13 points each for Valley, who will face George Mason on Saturday in their final game of the Plaza Lights Classic. Reed made 6-of-11 shots and contributed a team-high six rebounds before fouling out in the second half. Weathers converted 3-of-10 three-point attempts and finished with three steals and a pair of assists in the loss. Defensively, MVSU forced 17 UMKC turnovers and scored 10 points off of them. Shada Nolen started her first of the season and had a team-high four assists and four steals. MVSU and George Mason are set to tip off at 1 p.m. Saturday.
TEXAS SOUTHERN def. IUPUI, 71-61
NORTHRIDGE, Cali. – Texas Southern’s Lady Tigers claimed the first victory of the 2014-15 against IUPUI Friday afternoon during the first day of the Cal State Northridge Tournament at The Matadome. TSU defeated the Lady Jaguars 71-61. Texas Southern had four players to score in double digits. Morgan Simmons led the way with 16 points and game-high seven rebounds. Brianna Sidney scored 15 points. Alexus Johnson recorded 13 points and grabbed seven boards as well, followed was Diamonisha Sophus with 11 points. As a team, the Lady Tigers went 28-62 from the field, finishing the game shooting 45.2 percent. They were 3 of 10 from the three-point range, going 30.0 percent and went 12 of 19 from the charity stripe, 63.2 percent. TSU were up the entire first half and outscored IUPUI 38-24. The Lady Jaguars came back in the second half and outscored Texas Southern 37-33. TSU will continue day two of the CSUN Tournament on tomorrow, November 29.
Hawaii def. PRAIRIE VIEW, 72-58
HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Prairie View A&M Lady Panthers erased a nine-point deficit midway through the second half, but were unable to overtake their hosts as Hawai’i took a 72-58 win Friday at the second game of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Classic. Connie Morris scored 15 points to lead four Rainbow Wahine players scoring in double-figures as Hawai’i improved its record to 4-1. The Lady Panthers fell to 0-4 with the defeat. Shamiya Brooks scored a season-high 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Lady Panthers, who made their first trip to Hawaii in six seasons. Jeanette Jackson added 12 points for the Panthers. The Panthers kept pace with their hosts in the first half, but fell behind by double-digits early in the second half. A 7-0 Prairie View A&M run between the 10:22 and 8:40 marks of the second half cut the Rainbow Wahine’s lead to 56-54, but Hawai’i would allow the Panthers to get no closer the rest of the game. The Rainbow Wahine helped themselves by shooting better than 50 percent from the field in both halves. For the game, Hawai’i players shot 57 percent (29 of 51) from the floor. The Lady Panthers return to action Saturday when they face North Carolina, ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, and No. 12 in the USA Today Coaches poll. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (2 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time).
Rice def. ALCORN STATE, 61-33
HOUSTON, Texas – Alcorn (0-4) Lady Braves fell to a 61-33 decision against Rice University (3-2) Friday night at the Tudor Fieldhouse. ALCN was led by Shaqueria Dubose, scoring a game-high 13 points and added three rebounds and two steals. Angelic Wilson-Reid followed with nine points and a game-best 13 rebounds. Alcorn State couldn’t get their rhythm going offensively, only scoring seven points in the entire first half of the game. They shot 20 percent from the field, going 13-65. The Lady Braves were 1 out of 14 from the three-point range, shooting .071 percent. They finished 60 percent from the charity stripe, 6-10. Ashtin McNichols scored the first two points from a jumper with 16:22 remaining. They were held scoreless until 9:29 was left on the clock when Wilson-Reid knocked down a short jumper.They would score their last three points in the first half with three minutes left. Dubose was good for her first and only three pointer made for the night. Alcorn State University will be back in action December 2 as they host their first home game against Central Arkansas at 6 p.m.