Women's Basketball Recaps: November 14
Indiana 64, Southern 49
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A frigid second half did in Southern (1-1) during a 64-49 loss at Indiana at the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall Tuesday night.
Briana Green led the Jaguars with 13 points, eight boards and three steals but shot just 6-of-18 from the field. Skylar O'Bear added 10 points (4-of-15 shooting, 2-of-10 from three-point land), five rebounds and three steals. Sarai Blissett and Samantha Duncan scored eight points each.
Tyra Buss paced the Hoosiers with 23 points and five assists. She was one of four Indiana players in double-figures, as Kym Royster notched a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds, Amanda Cahill netted 13 points, and Bendu Yeaney put in 10 points and six boards.
Southern virtually matched Indiana point-for-point in the first two quarters leading by as many as six at one point in the second frame. The Jaguars went into the lockers trailing by just four (36-32) at the break, but the offense disappeared over the remainder of the game. Buss keyed a big third quarter for Indiana that resulted in a 53-42 lead heading into the fourth, a deficit Southern failed to recover from.
The Jaguars shot 17.9 percent in the second half (7-of-39), scoring just 17 points over the final two quarters -- compared to a 17-point first quarter.
Prairie View A&M 116, Arlington Baptist 73
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas - Prairie View A&M guard Shala Dobbins lit up Arlington Baptist for 36 points during a dominant 116-73 victory for the Lady Panthers at the William J. Nicks Babydome Tuesday night.
Dobbins was 13-of-25 from the floor with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. The Lady Panthers (2-0) also got 21 points, eight assists and five rebounds from Jordyn Penniman -- who was 5-of-11 from deep -- as well. Alexis Robinson chipped in 19 points and eight rebounds.
Zayda Gonzales led Arlington Baptist with 22 points. Carmen Williams added 11 points.
Prairie View flew out of the gates with a 12-3 run on its way to a 35-23 lead after one. The Panthers continued to control matters through the second, asserting itself after Williams made a lay-up to cut PVAMU's lead to six. From there, Prairie View scored 12 unanswered to go up 50-32 at intermission, despite the visitors knocking down better than 51 percent of their shots in the opening periods.
In the second half, the Lady Panther defense stifled Arlington Baptist to the tune of a 21.2 percent shooting clip (7-of-33) and pushed the lead out of reach.