Women's Basketball Recaps: November 29
Texas Southern 77, Sam Houston State 58
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Joyce Kennerson scored a career-high 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting as a dominant first-quarter performance propelled Texas Southern (2-4) to a 77-58 victory at Sam Houston State Wednesday night in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
The Lady Tigers forced 25 turnovers in the game. Up 8-4 over the Bearkats early on, Kennerson took over to the tune of 12 straight points to close the first quarter. With it, Texas Southern carried a 20-4 advantage into the second quarter that ultimately held strong from there.
The Lady Tigers pushed ahead by as many as 21 in the second quarter. As the game progressed, so did Texas Southern's control of the game. The Lady Tigers opened the third quarter on a 9-2 run, and Kennerson continued her tear. By the time the third quarter ended, Kennerson had almost as many points (30) as Sam Houston State (34) had as a team.
TSU led by as many as 35 in the final quarter.
Isis Lane scored 14 points for Texas Southern. Lydia Baxter led the Bearkats with 10 points.
Austin Peay State 97, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 61
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A double-double by Faith Ohanta was not enough to lift Arkansas-Pine Bluff over Austin Peay, as the Lady Lions dropped a 97-61 contest to the Lady Govs Wednesday night in the Dunn Center.
Ohanta led UAPB (2-3) with 25 points and 15 boards -- 10 of them offensive. Trasity Totten added 15 points.
Five Austin Peay players scored in double figures, with Brianah Ferby's 17 points leading all APSU players. Keisha Gregory added 15 points and five rebounds.
Cold shooting hampered the Lady Lions in the first half, as UAPB shot just 26.5 percent from the floor. Meanwhile, the Lady Govs enjoyed a 55-percent shooting clip for the game, taking a 50-24 advantage into the break and never looking back.
Austin Peay's three-ball was the difference, as the Lady Govs nailed 12-of-22 from deep, comparing to a 1-of-9 line from the Lady Lions.