MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama State women’s basketball dominated the overtime period, as the Hornets earned their first SWAC victory, beating Jackson State, 73-64 after an extra five minutes on Wednesday, Jan. 4 in Montgomery.
After a back-and-forth quarter that saw five ties and four lead changes, the Hornets held onto an 18-15 lead after the first ten minutes.
It was all Hornets in the second stanza as ASU took a 35-28 lead into the locker room.
At the break, Britney Wright led the Hornets with 11 points and seven rebounds while Danielle Clark trailed with nine points and Victoria Harvey pulled down eight rebounds.
Jackson State used a one-point advantage in the third quarter to close the gap to six (50-44) after 30 minutes of action before the Tigers outscored ASU 18-to-12 to end regulation knotted at 62.
During the extra five minutes of action, the Hornets used an impressive 11-to-2 advantage to earn the 73-64 SWAC victory.
Wright finished with a game-high 21 points and 15 rebounds trailed by Clark’s 16 and Daniele Ewert’s 11. Harvey added 10 boards the defensive end while Ewert collected four steals.
Alabama State returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 7 as the Hornets travel to Arkansas – Pine Bluff for a 5 p.m. match-up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Courtesy: Alabama State