Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics
JACKSON, Miss.| Led by a 63.6 percent shooting performance from deep, the Jackson State women’s basketball team defeated Alabama State 90-48 at home Saturday.
The Tigers (5-7, 2-0) had three players score in double figures, led by Keshuna Luckett, who had 17 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and two steals. Angel Jackson added 16 points and four blocks and Ti’lan Boler chipped in with 12 points.
Jackson State utilized fantastic ball movement in Saturday’s game, piling up 17 assists on 33 made field goals. Luckett’s eight assists led the distribution list for the Lady Tigers.
The Jackson State defense was effective at taking away the basketball in Saturday’s game, forcing 18 Alabama State turnovers while committing 14. Those takeaways turned into 25 points on the other end of the floor. Miya Crump’s three steals led the way individually for the Lady Tigers.
How It Happened
- After jumping out to a 12-10 advantage, Jackson State went on a 7-0 run with 3:00 left in the first quarter, culminating in a bucket from Daphane White, to increase its lead to 19-10, a score that would hold for the rest of the period.
- Jackson State did most of its first quarter damage in the paint, scoring 14 of its 19 points close to the basket.
- Jackson State built that first quarter lead to 33-18 before going on a 7-0 run starting at the 4:25 mark in the second period to increase its lead to 40-18.
- The Lady Hornets cut into that lead, but the Lady Tigers still enjoyed a 40-19 advantage heading into halftime.
- JSU forced six Alabama State turnovers in the period and turned them into eight points.
- Following the half, Jackson State continued to expand its advantage, pushing it to 47-24 before going on an 11-0 run to expand its lead further to 58-24 with 5:05 to go in the third.
- Before the third period was over, the Lady Tigers added three points to that lead and entered the fourth quarter with a 67-30 edge.
- Jackson State knocked down four three-pointers in the quarter to score 12 of its 27 total points.
- Jackson State kept widening that lead, expanding it to 85-43 before going on a 5-0 run to grow the lead to 90-43 with 59 seconds to go in the contest.
- ASU narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Tigers still cruised the rest of the way for the 90-48 win.
- Jackson State took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring 12 of its 23 points in the paint.
- Jackson State knocked down seven of 11 three point attempts.
- The Tigers held the Lady Hornets to only 28.1 percent shooting from the field.
- JSU never trailed after taking a 19-10 first quarter lead.
- The Tigers recorded 17 total assists in the game while Jackson State had a 36-21 edge on the boards in the win
- The bench made an impact by adding 32 points to its scoring output.
- Jackson State shot 62 percent from the field to reach their 90-point total.
- The Tigers’ defense forced 18 turnovers.
- Keshuna Luckett led the Lady Tigers with a game-high 17 points.
- Jackson State got a game-high seven rebounds from both Keshuna Luckett and Daja Woodard.
The Tigers return to the Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center on Monday to take on Alabama A&M. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.
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