Jackson State women’s hoops pulls away late to top UAPB

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JSU12 12 23 22 69
UAPB10 16 16 13 55

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Four Lady Tigers finished in double figures with Ameshya Williams-Hollidayleading the way with 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 blocks. Dayzsha Rogan in her return scored 15 points, Ti’lan Boler arguably played her best game of the season scoring a season-high 14 points, and Daja Woodard recorded a double-double finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Jackson State to a 69-55 win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff before 1,542 fans at the H.O. Clemmons Arena Monday night.

JSU (13-6, 11-0 SWAC) used a strong fourth quarter to blow open a five-point game in handing UAPB (10-11, 6-5 SWAC) its fourth home loss of the season.Williams-Holliday recorded her 10th consecutive double-double and 16th on the season. 

“I’m very proud of my team for their resilience and hard work,” said JSU head coach Tomekia Reed. “In the last three games, they have found ways to win without top players. They had to play through a lot of contact on tonight and I’m thankful for the growth as they worked themselves through that frustration. We will rest and get ready for the next one.” 

The Lady Tigers trailed 26-24 at halftime after an opening 20 minutes that saw both teams struggle for any consistent offensive output. JSU shot just 24 percent (9-37) from the field in the first half while UAPB shot 32 percent (10-31).

JSU came out in the third quarter and seemed to take control a couple of times. A layup from Rogan with 2:06 to play in the third quarter pushed the Lady Tigers lead to 44-37. However, UAPB responded, using a 5-0 run to close out the quarter. 

With JSU clinging to a 47-42 lead heading into the fourth quarter, Woodard’s three-pointer with 7:39 to play after a rebound and outlet pass by teammate Miya Crump capped the run that turned the momentum in favor of JSU pushing its advantage to 55-44. 

Any chance of a UAPB comeback in the final seven minutes of play was doused as the Lady Tigers played stellar on the defensive end down the stretch to secure the victory. 

– Jackson State was 26-72 (36 percent) shooting from the field and (12-14) from the charity stripe
– Arkansas Pine-Bluff shot 30 percent (17-57) from the field and 76 percent (19-25) from the free-throw line
– JSU registered 51 rebounds, including 29 on the defensive glass and 22 on the offensive glass
– UAPB pulled down 40 rebounds, with 25 coming on the defensive end and 15 on the offensive end
– The Lady Tigers finished with 38 points in the paint, 27 bench points, and 24 second-chance points
– The Lady Lions registered 17 bench points, 24 points in the paint, eight fast-break points and 14 second-chance pointsNEXT UP
Jackson State will return to the floor Saturday when they host Florida A&M at 3 p.m. CT at the Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center. 

Single game tickets for home games are now on sale to the public for the 2021-22 men’s and women’s basketball season. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster or at the JSU Ticket Office at Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center. 

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