The Grambling State Lady Tigers defeated Jackson State last Saturday afternoon in an exhilarating display of talent, tempers and timing. The final score was 72-54. And, the journey to that score was an entertaining one, albeit predictable, with the consistent lead that Grambling State maintained.
The halftime score of 44-26 foreshadowed the perseverance of the women in black and gold.
Standout scorers included Jasher Blocker, Secrett Anderson Rachele “Red” Dobbins and Wyneshia Randle.
Blocker led with 19 points. Anderson scored 11 points.
Dobbins and Randle added 10 points apiece to the score.
“As a team and coaching staff, we tweaked a few neccessary changes to make our offense and defense more effective,” said Blocker, a social work junior.
“We all came out focused, ready to play (last) Saturday,” said Randle, a criminal justice senior.
“It was a huge game that we needed to win and we all had the winning attitude,” Randle added.
“Usually, when we are ahead by more than 10 points, we tend to let up and let the opposing team back into the game.”
“This past Saturday we didn’t let up and we continued to play as one team until the buzzer went off.”
The momentum will continue when the Lady Tigers play another home game this Saturday at 4 p.m.
They will take on the Lady Golden Lions of the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.