The Lady Tigers split games after a two-game homestand over the weekend against Arkansas Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State University.
GSU vs. UAPB
Senior point guard Shakyla Hill recorded a first in collegiate basketball history second career quadruple-double with 21 points, 16 rebounds, 13 assists and 10 steals on Saturday, Feb. 2 agasint Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
In that contest, Grambling State (8-11 overall, 5-2 SWAC) trailed UAPB 10-4 midway through the first period, before hanging on a 12-2 run capped off by an Ariel Williams half-court shot as time expired to take an 16-12 advantage to end the first period.
The Lady Tigers extended their lead forcing UAPB into 14 first half turnovers to take a 36-25 advantage going into the break.
GSU kept the defensive intensity coming out the half forcing the Golden Lions into six third period turnovers, to give the Lady Tigers their biggest lead of the game at 21 points with 1:23 remaining in the third period. The final score was 77-57.
GSU finished with five Lady Tigers in double digit scoring. Ariel Williams had 11 points, while Justice Coleman, Jazmin Boyd and Takerra Parsons all added 10 points apiece.
Freddie Murray recorded his 50th career victory against UAPB.
GSU vs. Mississippi Valley State
The Grambling State women’s basketball team turned the ball over 31 times and saw a 12 point first half lead erased late in the second half, as the Lady Tigers fell short to Mississippi Valley State (54-52) in a SWAC loss Monday afternoon at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center in a game that was broadcasted live on ESPNU.
Grambling State (9-12 overall, 6-3 SWAC) came up short as a last second shot by Camryn London was blocked by a MSVS defender as time expired in the first period. GSU shot 8-for-14 to take a 20-9 advantage at half.
Mississippi Valley State (4-16, 3-6) responded forcing GSU into ten second quarter turnovers to cut the Lady Tigers deficit to 33-21 going into the half.
The Lady Tigers came out the half sluggish turning over the ball another ten times in the quarter to allow MSVS to go on a 19-7 run to tie the game at 40-40 going into the final period.
The Delta Devils started the final period with momentum on their side with back to back buckets to take a 44-40 lead with eight minutes remaining in regulation.
GSU used the last six minutes of the game to rally back after Hill recorded an almost game clinching steal and layup with 23.1 seconds remaining in the game to give GSU a 52-51 advantage.
However Hill would be assessed a technical foul with seconds remaining to allow MSVS to sink two free throws to secure the victory over the Lady Tigers.
The Lady Tigers return to action with a pair of road games as the GSU visit Southern on Saturday, Feb. 9 and at Alcorn State University on Feb. 11.