Grambling's Hill records first quadruple-double in 25 years
Grambling State 93, Alabama State 71
GRAMBLING, La. - Shakyla Hill notched a quadruple double in leading Grambling State (5-8, 2-0 SWAC) to a 93-71 victory over Alabama State (2-11, 0-2 SWAC) Wednesday evening at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Hill scored 15 points and added 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals. It is the first quadruple double of the season by any player in the nation, and the first since 1993. The Lady Tigers guard is only the fourth player to ever accomplish the feat.
Fellow Lady Tiger Deja McKinney led all players with 20 points, three assists and three rebounds. Jazmine Torian and Monisha Neal each netted 12 points, with Neal grabbing five rebounds, dishing four assists and making four steals.
Ziara Doe led Alabama State with 17 points (13-of-16 FT), and Keimeshia Walker chipped in 12 points and five boards. Mya Milner scored 12 points for the Lady Hornets, and Tatyana Calhoun posted 10 points.
Alabama State flew out of the gates to start the contest, with Walker capping a 10-2 Lady Hornets run with a three-ball. However, Grambling State regrouped, closing the frame on a 19-8 scoring advantage.
The Lady Tigers took control in the second quarter, opening it with 10 unanswered points capped by a sequence where Neal swatted a Milner jumper and later pilfered the ball away, dishing to McKinney for a lay-up. Alabama State got no closer than five the rest of the way, as Grambling State led by double-digits throughout the second half during which Hill accounted for much of her statistics. She scored 11 points and added seven boards, seven rebounds and six assists in the third and fourth quarters. Hill's historic night was capped by the final basket of the game, when she found Neal for a three-pointer that created the final margin and accounted for Hill's 10th assist.
Grambling shot 47.1 percent from the floor, including an 11-of-24 performance from deep (45.8 percent). By comparison, Alabama State connected on 45.8 percent of its tries, but was just 2-of-15 from deep (13.8 percent).