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Lady Tigers basketball struggles continue, fall to Southern and Alcorn

By Khalifah Muhammed
On January 16, 2020

The Lady Tiger team combined for 111 points in both games. GSU Athletics/Courtesy photo

A week removed from the team’s last win, the Lady Tiger Basketball team struggled on the road against two SWAC opponents.

Saturday’s action saw the squad face off against Southern University (4-10) for the Jaguars alumni night.

With the first quarter setting the tone of the game, the Lady Tigers saw themselves outscored 23-17 in the quarter.

That would remain the trend of the game as Southern held the team to an average of just 13 points per quarter.

As the game continued into halftime, the lead had increased as Southern dominated the court with a 44-29 score at the break.

As the action resumed, the Jaguars were able to put up 21 points in the third quarter, putting the game further out of reach.

By the time the fourth ended, the 24-point gap had proved to be too large for the Lady Tigers to overcome as they lost 81-57.

Justice Cole had a team-high 15 points with Mylashia Yancy right behind her with an additional 12 points.

The team shot a combined just 36.8 percent from the field and struggled from the three-point line, shooting just 22.2 percent.

For the Jaguars, Alyric Scott led the team with 21 points and four assists. 

Teammate Jaden Towner posted 19 points with a perfect 4-4 from the three-point line.

The win gave Southern its second win in the SWAC as the Tigers looked ahead to a matchup with Alcorn State University. 

In Lorman, Miss., the Lady Tigers faced a tough Alcorn Braves team.

The game saw a close first quarter, with the Lady Tigers down just seven before the second began.

By the time halftime began, the Braves had held the Tigers to just 24 points, holding an 11-point lead with 35 at the intermission.

The same pattern continued for both teams as the Alcorn squad outscored GSU 19-13 in the third.

When the fourth quarter began, a strong push by the Lady Tigers just fell short as both teams posted game high quarter points, Grambling with 17 points and Alcorn with a whopping 26 points.

The final score was 80-54, as the Lady Tigers held their opponents to the second highest point total against a SWAC team this season.

Candice Parramore led the squad with 13 points and four assists while Justice Coleman added 12 points and six rebounds in the teams lost.

Alcorn’s top scorers LaRae Rascoe and Charisma Walker both posted 15 each with Rascoe shooting 8-12 from the free throw line and Walker adding five rebounds.

Being outscored in the paint, Grambling allowed 56 points in the area, totaling higher than the teams own point total, aided by Alcorn’s five-foot 10-inch Diamond Hall who added 15 rebounds. 

The Lady Tigers will look to secure a victory at home this Saturday against a struggling Prairie View (3-12) team to add another tally in the win column.

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