Shakyla Hill led her team with 22 points, nine rebounds, three assists and four steals as the Grambling State University Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Golden Lions of University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, 67-49 on Saturday, Feb. 27.
The game was competitive in the first half, but things changed after half time.
“Our defensive momentum changed when Chantiara Lewis came into the game,” said head basketball coach Nadine Domond.
“We were 22-0 in the second half of the game. Everybody on my team is vital,” added Domond. “We play a certain brand of basketball that people want to see,” added Domond.
Bre’nae Andrews of GSU finished with 15 points, four rebounds and three assists. Niya Head of Pine Bluff put up 10 points and pulled down five rebounds.
On the flip side, Deonte Hearns was the lead scorer with 21 points, three rebounds and two steals but it wasn’t enough as the Grambling State University Tigers fell to the Golden Lions of the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, 53-51.
At halftime, the Golden Lions were up by 3, 26-23. Hearns put up 10 points and Nigel Ribeiro had six. Charles Jackson of Pine Bluff put up 10 points followed by Trent Whiting with six.
Ribeiro ended the game with 13 points, three rebounds and one steal. Charles Jackson of Pine Bluff put up 15 points and pulled down two rebounds along with three assists.
This past Monday, Feb. 29 the Lady Tigers defeated the Devilettes of Mississippi Valley State University 79-55.
Hill led the Lady Tigers with 19 points and 5 steals. Andrews finished with 18 points and senior guard Chanta Poole added 15.
GSU head coach Nadine Domond was pleased with her team’s dominating performance.
“If we’re gonna continue to win, we have to take care of things and be disciplined,” she said shortly after the game ended at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
The Tigers fell short by a single point against the Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils, losing 58-57.
Close is not good enough, according to head coach Shawn Walker.
“We didn’t play smart enough throughout the course of the game,” he said minutes after the painful loss.
Arnold Richmond ended the game with 13 points and three steals. Mitchell and Lowe each finished with 10 points.
Mitchell had five rebounds and Lowe had three. MVSU’s Romain led with 19 points and nine rebounds, and teammate Latrell Love had 10 points and three rebounds.
The Lady Tigers, now 15-12 overall, 12-4 SWAC, and Tigers, now 6-22 overall 3-13 SWAC. Both teams will play Alabama A&M (women at 5:30 p.m., men at 7:30 p.m.) today, and Alabama State University (women’s team at 5:30 p.m., men’s team at 7:30 p.m.) on Saturday, March 5.