GRAMBLING, La. – Shakyla Hill etched her name in the college women’s basketball record books on Saturday afternoon as the Grambling State University women’s basketball team rolled past Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 77-57, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Hill posted her second career quadruple-double, a feat never captured before in the NCAA Division I era. The senior guard from Little Rock, Ark. posted her first quadruple-double in a win over Alabama State on Jan. 3, 2018. At the time last year, Hill joined Sonja Tate (Arkansas State), Veronica Pettry (Loyola-Chicago) and Jackie Spenser (Louisville) as the only NCAA Division I women’s basketball players to register a quadruple-double.
On Saturday, she became the first to accomplish the feat twice.
Hill finished with a game-high 21 points, 16 rebounds, 13 assists and 10 steals to earn her second-career quadruple-double. She also did it by shooting 7-of-15 from the floor and 6-of-9 from the free-throw line in 32 minutes of action. In addition, Hill needed one final steal to accomplish the mark and got it with just 52 seconds left in the final period.
“I am just so blessed,” Hill, overcome by emotion, said about the accomplishment. “To be able to record a quadruple-double once was something special, but to do it again, words cannot describe how I am feeling. I want to thank my teammates for the support and helping me achieve this record.”
Ariel Williams recorded 11 points and two boards, while Justice Coleman, Jazmin Boyd and Takerra Parsons each registered 10 points.
Aiya El Hassan led Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-11 overall, 1-7 SWAC) with 14 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and one steal. Atitiana Vincent and Noe’ll Taylor each added 10 points.
Not only was it a monumental night for Hill, but Grambling State head coach Freddie Murray recorded his 50th career win.
Courtesy: GSU Athletics