HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The Prairie View A&M Lady Panthers picked up their third win of the season Wednesday as the overwhelmed Sam Houston State 70-53.
Chelsey Rosier (Tallahassee, Fla. / Gulf Coast State College) scored a career-high 16 points and Jeanette Jackson (Las Vegas, Nev. / Sierra Vista HS) added 14 points and a season-high nine assists to lead Prairie View A&M (3-7).
Junior center Shamiya Brooks (West Point, Ga. / Troupe HS) scored a season-high 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting and also pulled in seven rebounds for the Lady Panthers, who defeated Sam Houston State for the first time in the program’s NCAA-era history. Prairie View A&M had lost its previous 11 contests against the Bearkats.
Sam Houston State’s (1-7) Shernise Robertson scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Bearkats.
The Lady Panthers seized control of the game with a 15-0 run early in the second half that stretched their one-point lead to a 49-33 advantage. Brooks scored nine of her points during the run between the 16:38 and 10:39 marks.
The two teams traded runs in the first half prior to the Lady Panthers taking control in the second half. Prairie View A&M forced 19 turnovers in the second half and 29 over the course of the game. Jackson grabbed four steals in the game, as did Alexus Parker (Savannah, Ga. / Calvary Day School), who also scored six points in the game.
The Lady Panthers also enjoyed a successful night from behind the 3-point arc, making 33 percent (8 of 24) of their long-range shots. Rosier led the way from behind the line, draining a season-best four 3-pointers on 11 attempts.
Meanwhile, the Bearkats struggled from behind the arc, making only two out of their 13 3-pointers. Sam Houston State missed all seven of its shots from behind the 3-point circle in the second half.
The Bearkats appeared as if they were the team that was going to run away with the game as they scored the contest’s first 10 points. However, the Lady Panthers fought back and scored the next 10 points to tie the game. Rosier knocked down the first of her 3-point shots at the 10:25 mark of the first period to tie the game for the first time.