GSU men, women drop pair of games on Texas road trip

Men’s Basketball

HOUSTON— The Grambling Tigers fell short of victory at Texas Southern on Feb. 12 and Prairie View A&M on Feb. 14.

Texas Southern 68, G-Men 65 

The Tigers almost pulled this one out of the fire. 

GSU trailed for the majority of the game before the Tigers began to claw their way back into the game. They trailed by as many as 11 points deep into the second half. 

Texas Southern led 64-53 with 4:19 to play when the visiting Tigers embarked on “mission impossible” and they almost pulled it off. GSU even had a chance to win it when the G-Men cut the TSU lead to  66-65 with 11.7 seconds to play.  But Tra’Michael Moton’s 3-point attempt was no good and the home Tigers escaped with the win..

Cameron Christan led the G-Men with 14 points and one rebound while Eric Parish added 13 points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist for GSU.

Lincoln Preparatory School product  Chanse Robinson, who was playing only his second game of the season, had 11 points, three rebounds, and one assist for Grambling..

Prairie View 71, Grambling 70

It was heartbreak on Valentine’s Day for the Tigers as they lost by a single point, 71-70, in a tightly-contested game at Prairie View’s William J. Nicks Baby Dome. 

Prairie View is proving to be Grambling’s “hoodoo” team of late — the G-Men  have had no luck against them. It has been four years since the Tigers tasted victory against the Panthers, with the last Grambling win coming in 2018.
Shawndarius Cowart led the way for Grambling with  20 points, three rebounds and two assists while Tra’Michael Moton added 16 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals.

AJ Taylor chipped in with 11 points and eight rebounds for GSU while Prince Moss totaled 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and one steal.

Women’s Basketball

Texas Southern 96, Lady Tigers 86

Grambling's women’s basketball team lost 86-96 in a high-scoring battle of the Tigers against Texas Southern University on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the H&PE Arena, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game. 

Grambling State failed to get the win even though they had five players scoring in double figures

Colbi Maples led GSU with 19 points (season and career highs), five assists, three steals  and one rebound while Alexus Holt contributed 15 points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist for the G-Women..

Trasity Totten had 15 points, four rebounds and three assists for GSU while Justice Coleman added 14 points, four rebounds and three assists and Ariel Williams chipped in with 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot.

Prairie View 71, Grambling State 63

It was agony once again on Valentine’s Day as the Lady Tigers suffered a 71-63 defeat, their second straight loss  on the road against Prairie View’s Lady Panthers in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game played at the William J. Nicks Baby Domet.
Despite a good start, the Lady Tigers couldn’t get hold of  control of the game and the Lady Panthers held on for the win.

Alexus Holt topped Grambling scorers with 19 points and also totaled  five assists, two rebounds, and two steals while Justice Coleman added  15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.