PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – On MLK Day, the Grambling State Lady Tigers used a powerful 26-12 run in the fourth quarter while connecting on 10-of-13 shots from the field to storm back for an incredible 65-64 victory over Prairie View A&M at the William J. Nicks “Baby Dome” in Southwestern Athletic Conference action. The win marks the second straight victory for the Lady Tigers as they complete the sweep on their Texas road trip.
After trailing 18-10 in the opening quarter, Grambling continued to fight on the road but found themselves down 52-39 entering the fourth quarter. That’s when the Lady Tigers offensive became red hot, connecting on 10-of-13 field goals, but none bigger than senior guard Camryn London’s game-winning 3-point shot from the corner to give the Lady Tigers a 1-point lead with just seconds remaining. She played a total of just four minutes in the ball game.
Prairie View (1-6 overall, 0-4 SWAC) responded by hitting what appeared to be the game-winning buzzer-beating basket, but the call was overturned after further review as the ball was clearly shown still on the fingertips of the shooter when the red light appeared, which negated the basket.
Grambling (4-4 overall, 3-1 SWAC) was led by Candice Parramore who finished with a team-high 17 points while teammates Justice Coleman and Alexus Holt both added 14 points apiece in the win. Coleman also made her presence felt on the block as she finished with 10 rebounds, giving her a double-double in the contest.
Kennedy Paul produced a game-high 18 points in the loss for the Lady Panthers while Kennedi Heard added 15 points for Prairie View.
Inside the Numbers
- Grambling State was 26-of-53 (49 percent) shooting and 23-of-51 (69 percent) from the charity stripe
- Prairie View shot 38.9 percent (21-of-54) from the field and 65 percent (13-of-20) from the free-throw line
- The Lady Tigers registered 29 rebounds, including 22 on the defensive glass
- The Lady Panthers pulled down 31 rebounds, with nine coming on the offensive end
- GSU finished with 38 points in the paint, 17 points off turnovers, eight bench points, 21 fast-break points and five second-chance points
- PV registered 14 bench points, 28 points in the paint, 11 fast-break points and 14 second-chance points
Grambling State will return home to host Jackson State on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. in Grambling.
Courtesy: Grambling State Athletics