Lady Tigers short of Jackson State

Grambling’s women’s head bas­ketball coach Nadine Domond said that she was surprised on the poor performance of her team on Satur­day night. Jackson State University (5-12, 2-4) defeated the Lady Tigers (5-13, 2-5) 64-55 in the Frederick C. Hobdy Arena, making it their first home game lost this season.

Jackson State outnumbered the Lady Tigers in shot percentage, re­bounds, and steals.

“I don’t think we played togeth­er,” said Domond.

Jackson State totaled 10 second chance points compared to the Lady Tigers' two points. Jackson State had six more bench points and four more points in the paint than the Lady Tigers.

The Lady Tigers were down 35- 23 at half time, an advantage that could have been reduced if they would have taken full advantage of extra point opportunities.

In the second half, the Lady Ti­gers increased their free throw per­centage to 60 percent and outscored Jackson 32-29. But, unfortunately the Lady Tigers could not gain the lead at all in the second half.

“It’s back to the drawing board,” said Domond.

Shanice Poole finished with 15 points with is the most she’s racked up this season. She also tallied five rebounds. Diera Ely had nine points and six rebounds. Shakierya Mc­Clendon also had nine points. Yo­sha Watson led the team with seven rebounds

Jackson State had two players in double digits on Saturday. Domi­nique Brothern with 13 and Kam­eron Jones who had 11 from the bench. Jones also caught seven re­bounds.

The Lady Tigers are had an off day this Monday, but are home again on Saturday hosting the University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff Lady Gold­en Lions (4-14, 2-5).

The Lady Golden Lions are cur­rently on a four-game losing streak hoping to end it against Grambling.

UAPB is ranked right under Grambling in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Tip-off is at 3 p.m. in the Freder­ick C. Hobdy Arena.