Women's Basketball Recaps: November 30
Grambling State 61, Southeastern Louisiana 52
GRAMBLING, La. - Jazmin Boyd led three Grambling State players in double figures as the Lady Tigers overcame a slow start to pick up their second consecutive victory, 61-52, on Thursday night against Southeastern Louisiana at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Grambling State (3-3) started slow as the Lady Tigers shot 21.4 percent (3-of-14) and trailed, 11-10. A jumper from Boyd with 5:58 left in the second quarter gave the Lady Tigers the lead in the second quarter as Grambling State took a slim 24-23 advantage into the break.
Boyd led Grambling State with 18 points, including the only two Lady Tiger 3-pointers, five rebounds, two steals and one assist. Deja McKinney added 13 points and was 5-of-8 at the free-throw line. She also recorded four boards, three asists, one steal and one block. Monisha Neal registered 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal.
Taylin Underwood paced Southeastern Louisiana (1-6) with 18 points and nine rebounds. Caitlyn Williams tallied 11 rebounds along with five points, two steals, one block and an assist.
Up 24-23 at half, Grambling State used a 22-4 run, capped by a McKinney layup to push the advantage to 46-27, with 2:31 remaining. Southeastern Louisiana closed out the third on a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to 46-34 and continued to trim the margin, cutting the Lady Tigers lead to 46-38 on a Charliee Dugas layup with 7:14 left. However, that would be as close as the Lady Lions would get.
Courtesy: Grambling State Sports Information
Alcorn State 76, Tougaloo 64
LORMAN, Miss. - Tia Sanders scored 22 points and Miracle Rushing recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds as Alcorn State (4-3) bested Tougaloo College 76-64 Thursday night at the Davey L. Whitney Complex.
Sanders also grabbed five boards, dished four assists and made three steals. Rushing went 6-10 (60.0 percent) from the field and set career-highs with six assists and five steals.
Also finishing in double figures Kristian Dewitt with a season-high 12 points. The junior guard also posted career numbers with six field goals made, four rebounds, four steals, and 20 minutes played.
Tougaloo started off with seven unanswered to take the early lead, but Alcorn pulled to within 9-6. After a layup by Montoria Atkinson, the Lady Braves took off on a 12-0 run as the defense forced multiple Lady Bulldog turnovers. The teams then traded buckets as the first quarter came to an end with Alcorn in control 20-13. After back-to-back treys by Sanders, the Lady Braves a 33-27 lead at the break and subsequently dominated the second half, building a double-digit lead that Tougaloo wasn't able to crack.
TC had four players in double-digits, led by Jermani Thompson with 18 points. Atkinson earned a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double, Debraia Bell posted a 13-point, 14-rebound double-double, and Melissa Creese contributed 13 points.
Alcorn held the advantage in point scored in the paint (48-34), points off turnovers (33-18), fast-break points (10-4), and bench production (26-0). The game featured no ties and the one lead change. The Lady Braves led by as many as 22.
Courtesy: Alcorn State Sports Information
Oklahoma State 94, Southern 66
STILLWATER, Okla. - Southern was unable to sustain a quick start at Oklahoma State, as the Jaguars (1-3) fell to the Cowgirls 94-66 Thursday night at the Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Jaden Towner and Briana Green led the Jaguars with 13 points each, but the duo shot a combined 8-of-26 from the floor. Southern had a tough time connecting from the field, shooting just under 32 percent in the game. Green pulled down eight rebounds.
Four Oklahoma State players scored in double-figures, with Areanna Combs and Mandy Coleman scoring 18 points a piece. Combs dished out six assists. Loryn Goodwin scored 13 points and snagged seven boards and five steals. Kaylee Jensen netted 11 points and eight rebounds.
The Jaguars opened up a 10-4 lead to start the game, but back-to-back three balls from Jaden Hobbs sparked a 20-1 run that stretched from 1:16 remaining in the first quarter to the 4:59 mark in the second quarter. The Jaguars -- who allowed 16 unanswered points in said stretch -- were unable to recover, trailing by as many as 31 points over the course of the game.