LORMAN, Mississippi — The Grambling State University women’s basketball team got back to winning ways as they overcame a sluggish start to convincingly beat Alcorn State women’s basketball with a resounding 65-41 win in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Jan. 31 at the Davey L. Whitney complex.
Trasity Totten led the Lady Tigers with 19 points, six rebounds, and one assist. Justice was also done by Justice Coleman with 14 points, two rebounds, and two assists. Last but not least in the double figure scoring totals for GSU was Ariel Williams with 11 points, eight boards, and a dime.
The first quarter started slow, ending with both teams failing to make it to 15 points. However, GSU was on top with a six-point lead at 14-8 at the end of the first quarter.
If the first quarter was slow, the second was sleep-inducing. The second stanza could be likened to two heavyweight boxers who are afraid of each other. Both teams lacked aggression and a will to score as both teams didn’t take shorts. GSU scored only seven points, all from the free-throw line, while Alcorn State managed only four points, all also from the free-throw line. Halftime came with the Lady Tigers ahead by the score of 21-12.
Whatever both coaches said to their teams at half time seemed to have sprung their respective teams to life.
As the third period began Alcorn went on a five-point run to close the gap to only four points with 8:19 on the board.
Justice hit a jumper with 5:03 on the clock to push Grambling’s lead to 29-22 and sparked a 10-point run, increasing GSU’s lead to 17 points. Alexus Holt scored the final points of the third quarter to push the Lady Tigers advantage to 39-22.
The Lady Braves were only able to get as close as 13 points back in the fourth quarter with the score at 41-28 with 8:33 to play as the Lady Tigers roared to victory.