MVSU and GSU Continue Streaks/Monday Leaves Jam
Mississippi Valley State (12-10, 9-2) 73, Alabama A&M (11-10, 6-5) 44
ITTA BENA - Mississippi Valley State continued their dominance in conference competition on Monday night blowing past Alabama A&M at the Harrison HPER Complex. The win marks the fifth straight for the Devilettes who remained at the top of the SWAC standings. Khristina Clemons came off the bench to led MVSU with 15 points while Alia Frank had 11. Davina Jefferson chipped in 10 for the Devilettes, which shot 41 percent on the night. Whiquitta Tobar led the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points while Nadra Robertson put up 12. MVSU led 38-20 at halftime and cruised to the victory, outscoring Alabama A&M 35-24 in the second half. Valley's bench play proved to be the difference; they outscored the Lady Bulldogs bench 41-4.
Southern (9-9, 8-3) 65, Jackson State (9-11, 6-5) 60
JACKSON - Southern had four players in double-figures in a road win over Jackson State. The win helped the Jaguars keep pace with Mississippi Valley at the top of the SWAC standings. Laneisha Stephens led Southern with 15 points and six rebounds. She was 7-for-11 from the field. Jasmine Jefferson, Kendra Coleman and Adrian Sanders all scored 10 points. Sanders also added seven rebounds for the Jaguars. Tiffany Kellum led JSU with 16 points and nine rebounds. Rachel Jones chipped in 13 points and five rebounds. JSU actually outshot SU, hitting .479 (23-of-48) while the Jaguars were 26-for-59 (.441) from the field. JSU also led 31-27 at halftime, but Southern outscored the Lady Tigers 38-29 in the second half.
Grambling (10-11, 6-5) 66, Alcorn State (8-13, 6-5) 58
GRAMBLING - After buzzing around the top of the SWAC hill, Alcorn State continued to slide back into the pack with their third straight loss. Meanwhile, Grambling won their fourth in the last five games to climb into the thick of the race, creating a five-way tie for third place. Savannah Carter led the Lady Tigers with 15 points and seven assists. Cierra Ceazer followed with 13 points, while Markisha Patterson contributed 11. Sharnika Breedlove led Alcorn State with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Kiara Ruffin tallied 13 points. Grambling shot a sizzling .585 (24-of-41) from the field, while Alcorn State struggled, hitting only 19-of-61 shots (.311).
Alabama State (9-11, 6-5) 68, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-22, 0-11) 57
PINE BLUFF - The misery continued for Arkansas-Pine Bluff when after a game effort, the Lady Lions fell to Alabama State at home. Danielle Gazaway led ASU with 20 points. She was a perfect 6-for-6 from the field and made all four of her 3-pointers. She was also 4-for-6 from the freethrow line. Taila Arrington added 14 points and eight rebounds, while Millicent Jones tallied 10 points and Quentori Alford grabbed 10 rebounds. Jenise Gentry had 14 points to lead UAPB. Chigozi Okwumabua added 13 points and Christina Lasane dropped in 12.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Texas Southern (4-17) 54, Houston Baptist (1-21) 44
HOUSTON - In the only game of the night, Texas Southern knocked off Houston Baptist in a non-SWAC game. Morgan Simmons paced the Lady Tigers with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Gianne Fleming added 13 points and 8 rebounds and Azalea Hall contributed 10 points.
Saturday's SWAC Women's Schedule (Feb. 11)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Southern / 2:00
Grambling at Texas Southern / 2:00
Mississippi Valley State at Alcorn State / 2:00
Jackson State at Prairie View / 3:00
Alabama State at Alabama A&M / 3:00