Women's Basketball Recaps: November 28
Jackson State 77, Spring Hill 50
JACKSON, Miss. - Derica Wiggins notched her first double-double of the season as Jackson State soundly defeated Spring Hill 77-50 Tuesday night at the Lee E. Williams Athletic Assembly Center to improve to 4-1 on the season.
Wiggins led Jackson State with 16 points, 12 rebounds and three steals. Maria Conyers-Jordan added 12 points and eight rebounds. Marneisha Hamer put up 11 points and eight rebounds. Jackson State saw 12 players score a basket in the game.
Tiffany Valentine and Jewel Hill led Spring Hill with 10 points each.
Outside of the first 2:55 -- over which point Jackson State twice trailed by one possession -- the game was dominated by Jackson State. Bianca King converted a lay-up to push Jackson State ahead 8-7, but Hill went on to tie it at 10 with a three-pointer. From that, Jackson State ran away with matters, closing the first quarter on a 7-0 run. The Lady Tigers then opened the second quarter with a 16-3 run.
Jackson State outscored Spring Hill 56-30 in the paint and dominated the second-chance points to the tune of 33-7. The Lady Tigers bench also outscored Spring Hill 31-13.
South Alabama 59, Alabama State 47
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama State fell behind early before battling back in the third quarter, but South Alabama pulled away down the stretch for a 59-47 non-conference victory at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome Tuesday night.
Kenya Pye led Alabama State (1-6) with 11 points off the bench, while hitting on 50 (5-of-10) percent of her shots from the floor. Jordyn Holmes added 10 points and four rebounds, while Shamyiah Smith and Tatyana Calhoun grabbed six rebounds.
Holmes scored the first seven points of the game for the Lady Hornets, before Amber Hunt hit a three-pointer in the final minutes of the first quarter to cut the lead to 15-12. However, South Alabama outscored Alabama State 12-4 in the second quarter, to push the halftime lead to 27-16.
Alabama State trimmed the deficit to as little as five in the second half after a blocked shot by Calhoun and four consecutive points, trimming the Lady Jags lead to 35-30 with under four minutes to go in the third quarter. South Alabama (4-1) was able to pull away with a pair of three-pointers by Erin Autio to end the third and start the fourth quarter. The Lady Jags started the fourth quarter on a 6-0 run and never looked back.
Pye scored nine of her 11 points in the fourth quarter to end the game.
Alabama State shot 32.1 (18-of-56) percent from the floor, and 26.7 (4-of-15) percent from beyond the arc. They also shot 58.3 (7-of-12) percent from the free throw line. South Alabama shot 40.7 (24-of-59) percent from the floor, and 33.3 (8-of-24) percent from beyond the arc. They also shot 33.3 (3-of-9) percent from the free throw line.
Erin Autio led the Lady Jags with 20 points, while Shaforia Kines added nine points and nine rebounds in the win.
Courtesy: Alabama State Athletics Strategic Communications
#18 Texas A&M 98, Prairie View A&M 70
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A slow start doomed Prairie View A&M during a 98-70 loss to No. 18 Texas A&M in Reed Arena Tuesday night.
With the loss, the Lady Panthers fall to 2-4.
Shala Dobbins scored 19 points to lead the Lady Panthers, wrangling eight rebounds and dishing three assists as well. Jordyn Penniman added 16 points and four assists. Dominique Newman chipped in 13 points. Prairie View struggled from the floor against the Aggies, shooting 33.3 percent (24-of-72) from the floor.
Four Aggie players scored in double-figures, led by Khaalia Hillsman with 20 points and nine rebounds. Danni Williams added 15 points, Jasmine Lumpkin scored 13 points and delivered four assists, and Chennedy Carter posted a line of 12 points, six assists, five boards and three steals.
The Lady Panthers never led in the game as Texas A&M used a 10-2 run to start the game. The Lady Panthers led 49-27 at halftime, and 72-54 after three quarters.