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Lady Tiger basketball struggles against UT

By Khalifah Muhammad
On November 21, 2019

The women’s basketball team is 1-4 this season. GSU Athletics/Courtesy photo

After securing their first win against Centenary, the GSU women’s basketball team suffered a setback against the University of Texas-Arlington.

The one-sided game saw the Mavericks dominate the Tigers by purely outscoring them. The first quarter ended with the UT-Arlington up 26-11.

By halftime, the deficit had increased to 16 points with the Tigers down 42-26.

The next two quarters followed in similar fashion with the Lady Tigers scoring 28 points in the second half as Arlington had scored 27 points in just the third quarter. 

With a dominant 46 points in the paint, the Mavericks used their 41 rebounds to help box out the Lady Tigers and keep the score differential as large as it was.

Missed shots became the story of the game, as the Mavericks went 58 percent from the field against the Lady Tigers that finished the night just shooting 27 percent. 

Justice Coleman was the only player for Grambling to finish with double digits as she finished with 16 points.

Coleman also led the team in rebounds with seven and Mylashia Yancy close behind with six boards and eight points to contribute.

The team will have a long break between their next game versus Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. on Nov. 26 to close out the games for the month.

They’ll resume play on December 4 back in Louisiana against Northwestern State and then to neighboring school Louisiana Tech.

With several days between each game, the team is in search of an offensive scheme to help them secure more victories. 

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