Women's Basketball Recaps: November 18
Alabama A&M 77, Tennessee State 75
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Alabama A&M's Alisha Davis made just one basket in the entire game Saturday against Tennessee State but it was the game-winner in a 77-75 victory for the Lady Bulldogs.
A&M, posting back-to-back wins over Division I opponents for the first time since 2013, withstood a furious Tennessee State comeback attempt in Nashville.
The Lady Bulldogs, 2-1, led 73-59 with 4:49 left in the game when they went ice cold on offense and the Lady Tigers, 0-2, got hot. Spurred by a 11-0 run, TSU tied the game at 75-75 with 24 seconds left, erasing the 14-point deficit. After the tying basket, the Lady Bulldogs were working for the last shot when Lauren McKee found Davis for the layup.After TSU called a timeout with one second left, Alexandra Johnson stole the ball to preserve the win.
Nigeria Jones scored 13 points and had a second-straight six-assist night. Ashlyn Dotson added 13 points and Tierra Dark scored eight points and had five assists.
TSU led 17-16 at the end of the first quarter but the Lady Bulldogs outscored TSU 30-11 in the second quarter to take a 46-28 lead into intermission.
A&M outrebounded the Lady Tigers 37-36 and hit 50 percent of their shots (30-for-60) from the field.
Courtesy: Alabama A&M Sports Information
Jackson State 87, Chicago State 69
CHICAGO - Derica Wiggins went off for 28 points and seven steals in leading Jackson State (3-1) to a comfortable 87-69 win at Chicago State Saturday inside the Jones Convocation Center.
Katie Hunt aided the Lady Tigers cause with 16 points, six boards, four steals and three assists. Christina Ellis added 15 points.
Tyeshia Bowers led CSU with 23 points and seven rebounds. Ines Mata Boix added 12 points and swatted six shots.
The difference for the Lady Tigers was a massive third quarter that turned a slim lead into an ultimately insurmountable advantage for the visitors. After taking a 42-38 lead into the break, Jackson State outscored Chicago State 22-9 in the third frame. Wiggins' defense was the catalyst for the performance, as she made five of her seven swipes in the stanza -- leading to nine points off turnovers. JSU -- which led by 17 going into the fourth -- scored 15 of its third-quarter points off of turnovers.
Jackson State cruised from there, leading by as many as 28 points during the final quarter.