Washington def. GRAMBLING, 84-53
SEATTLE, Wash. – Washington Huskies (8-1) defeated Grambling State (3-6) University 84-53 Sunday afternoon. The Lady Tigers had three players to score in double figures but it wasn’t enough to capture the win. Yosha Watson recorded 15 points and snatched seven rebounds to lead Grambling. Monisha Neal followed with 11 points and chipping in six boards. Mariah Gilliam added 10 points for the Lady Tigers. Offensively, GSU out-rebound the Huskies by one 14-13 but defensively they were out-rebound by 10, 34-24. Washington was led by Kelsey Plum scoring a game-best 26 points. Grambling struggled from the floor shooting 32.4 percent from the field, 22.7 percent from the three-point range and 33.3 percent from the free-throw line. GSU will hit the court again on December 20 as they travel to Manhattan, Kansas to take on Kansas State University at 2 p.m.
Iowa State def. ARKANSAS PINE-BLUFF, 82-56
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Cyclones topped Arkansas Pine-Bluff 82-56 Sunday afternoon at the Hilton Coliseum. Shami Goodman led the way for the Lady Golden Lions scoring 13 points and pulling down seven rebounds. Carlisha Walker followed with nine points and six rebounds. As a team UAPB shot 37 percent from the field, 31.3 percent from the three-point line and 61.1 percent from the charity stripe. Iowa State was led by Seanna Johnson who scored 18 points and grabbed seven boards. Going into the second half, The Golden Lions were only down by eight points. The tied the score three times in the first half. Arkansas Pine-Bluff opened the second half with a three-pointer in 30 seconds by Ajia Richardson, cutting the Cyclones lead to only five. Unfortunately they answered back with a three-pointer by Brynn Williamson in less than 20 seconds and they would never look back. UAPB will head to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to take on the University of Alabama on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Coleman Coliseum.
South Carolina State def. ALABAMA A&M, 69-62
ORANGEBURG, SC – Janie Myles had a career day but the Lady Bulldogs couldn’t hold off South Carolina State (6-3) in a 69-62 loss Sunday afternoon at the S.M.H Memorial Center. Myles scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Alganese Gatson added 11 for the Lady Bulldogs. SC State led by seven (20-13) late in the first half after a jumper by Kourtney Williams at the 9:15 mark. But Alabama A&M (0-8) went on a 6-0 run to take a 22-20 lead on a 3-point play by Gatson with 7:11 left in the opening period. The Bulldogs of South Carolina State took a two-point lead going into halftime, 35-33. SC State got things started in the second half but both teams traded baskets for quite some time. Myles took a bounce pass from Brittney Strickland under the basket and converted the “and 1” to highlight a 9-0 Lady Bulldog run at 8:22 to turn a 50-45 deficit to a 54-50 lead. The two teams then fought a see-saw battle before SC State held the Lady Bulldogs to just 2 points over the final 4:48 of the game. The Lady Bulldogs return to action Wednesday when Eastern Kentucky visits Elmore Gym for a 7 p.m. tipoff.