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Women's Basketball Recaps: December 12

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 12/12/2017
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Sam Houston State 74, Jackson State 68 (OT)

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Derica Wiggins scored a team high 21 points, Christina Ellis added 18 and Osheala Gray scored 10 but it was not enough as the Jackson State women's basketball team fell 74-68 in overtime to Sam Houston State Tuesday night at the Johnson Coliseum.
JSU was outscored 9-3 in OT. With the loss the Lady Tigers fall to a 4-3 record and Sam Houston State improves to 3-3.
JSU overcame a 36-28 halftime lead to take a second half advantage. The Lady Tigers went on a 13-2 run to take a 57-56 lead. SHSU took a 63-62 lead on a pair of Akarian Morgan free throws with one minute left in regulations. 
​Gray made a layup and Wiggins knocked down a free throw to give JSU a 65-63 lead with ​47 seconds left in regulation, but Kevyn Ferriera knocked down a jumper to tie the game at 65-65 and send the contest to overtime.

Courtesy: Jackson State Sports Information

Jacksonville State 49, Alabama A&M 33

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - A rough shooting night cost Alabama A&M during a 49-33 loss at Jacksonville State Tuesday night in the Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Tierra Dark led Alabama A&M with 10 points. The Lady Bulldogs (4-4) shot just 21 percent from the floor, including a 4-for-24 mark in the first half. After battling the Gamecocks tightly in the first quarter, AAMU trailed 11-10 going to the second. However, the Lady Bulldogs were outscored 29-10 over the next two frames.

Natalie Collins added five points and swatted two shots for Alabama A&M.

Rayven Pearson pulled down 12 boards for Jacksonville State. Kiana Johnson led the Gamecocks with eight points.
Western Kentucky 87, Mississippi Valley State 48

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Mississippi Valley State fell to 0-7 on the year after a 87-48 loss to Western Kentucky Tuesday night in the E.A. Diddle Arena.

LaKendra Bassett led the Devilettes with 17 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Sydney Floyd added 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Hilltoppers had four players in double-figures, led by Tashia Brown's 26 points. Ivy Brown notched a double-double for WKU with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Raneem Elgedawy and Sidnee Bopp scored 12 points each.

After a 9-4 run allowed WKU to close the first quarter with an 18-10 advantage, the Devilettes faded after allowing the Hilltoppers to score 13 of the next five points. MVSU got no closer than 15 points the rest of the way.