Boyd earns SWAC honors as GSU falls short to Crimson Tide

The Lady Tigers fell 73-55 to Alabama Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum.

 Senior guard Jazmin Boyd reached 1,000 career points this season, while ranking 10th in scoring in the SWAC Conference. Courtesy photo/GSU Athletics

Grambling State University senior guard Jazmin Boyd earned the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honor.
Boyd, a 5-8 guard from Hattiesburg, Miss. averaged 17 points per game in the Lady Tigers two contests this past week.

She recently became a member of the 1,000 point club earlier this season, while ranking 10th in the league in scoring with 12 points per game and fourth in three-pointers made per game with two.

The GSU lady basketball team fell 73-55 to Alabama the afternoon of Friday, Nov.  23 during the Thanksgiving break at Coleman Coliseum.

Grambling State jumped out to a 15-3 lead in the opening quarter with 5:17 remaining after a three-pointer by Camryn London.

After four ties in the second quarter, the Crimson Tide lead the half 33-31.

Alabama put up 20 points in each the third and fourth quarter and held the Lady Tigers to just 10 and 14 points in those quarters.

Grambling State could not catch up as an 18-14 run capped by a pair of free throws by Alabama’s Taylor Berry in the fourth quarter put the game away.

Boyd led the Lady Tigers offense with 17 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one blocked shot.

Shakyla Hill tallied 15 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Jasmine Walker led Alabama State with 24 points, nine rebounds and three assists.

Ariyah Copeland registered a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Cierra Johnson chipped in 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal.

The Lady Tigers shot 19-of-58 for a 32 percent shooting night.

GSU finished with 26 points in the paint, and 20 points off 23 Crimson Tide turnovers.

Grambling State also registered 29 rebounds, with 11 coming on the offensive end.

Alabama shot 48 percent going 27-of-56 from the field, while tallying 34 points in the paint and 23 points off 18 Tigers turnovers.

The Crimson Tide recorded 44 rebounds, including 32 off the defensive glass.

The Lady Tigers will take a little over two weeks off.

 GSU will travel to Lawrence, Kansas to take on Kansas University on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

The game will be streamed on ESPN.