Lady Tigers fourth quarter rally falls short

Jazmin Boyd drives to the basket against Jackson State University. Raven LeDay/The Gramblinite

The Grambling State women’s basketball team saw a three-game win streak snapped after a late fourth quarter rally was halted by Jackson State University.


Jazmin Boyd’s three-pointer hit the back of the rim with seconds remaining as JSU came out victorious, 77-74, at Fredrick C. Hobdy Arena Saturday afternoon.


The Lady Tigers trailed in the game by as many as 28 points and were forced into 19 first half turnovers.


The Lady Tigers were outscored in the paint 24-8 by JSU.


GSU (8-11 overall, 5-2 SWAC) trailed the entirety of the game, falling behind by 23 points with seconds remaining in the first half. 


Grambling recorded eight first quarter turnovers, falling behind 19-11 at the end of the first period. 


JSU used a 24-8 run in the second quarter to take a 43-19 advantage heading into the half.


The Lady Tigers came out in the second half fighting hard forcing JSU into eight third quarter turnovers, using a 24-16 run of their own to close the deficit to 58-43, going into the final period.


GSU fought to the very end extending their defensive intensity to bring the score to 74-73 with one minute remaining in the game, after consecutive three-point shots by GSU guard Camryn London.


Jackson State responded knocking down two critical free throws after a Lady Tigers foul to secure the victory.


Shakyla Hill lead GSU, recording her 28th double-double with 18 points and 10 assists.


 London and Boyd both added 16 points.


The Lady Tigers shot 38 percent, going 26-of-67 from the field.


Head coach Freddie Murray remains just one win shy of 50 for his career. 


Christina Ellis led Jackson State with a game-high 26 points and six assists. 


GSU takes a week off and will return to action playing host to Arkansas-Pine Bluff at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center with a Feb. 2 contestset for 3 p.m.