HBCU Sports: Women’s Basketball Recaps: November 20
Bethune-Cookman 77, Prairie View A&M 52
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Prairie View A&M (2-1) lost at Bethune-Cookman 77-52 Monday at the Moore Gymnasium.
The Lady Panthers were led by Shala Dobbins who finished with 19 points, along with a season high seven rebounds, and four steals. Dominique Newman added 10 points, with a season-high five rebounds, two assists and four steals.
There were four ties in the course of the first six minutes of the quarter, with the last coning at 11-11. A late run by Bethune-Cookman gave the Wildcats a 22-17 lead after one quarter.
The Lady Panthers were outscored 45-21 over the second and third quarters.
Prairie View A&M will return to action as they participate in the Feast of Sharing Tournament on Saturday when they face Texas A&M Corpus Christi at noon, and Sunday at 3 p.m. when they face host team Texas Rio-Grande Valley, with both games in Edinburg, Texas.
Courtesy: Prairie View A&M Sports Information
Central Arkansas 75, Alcorn State 52
CONWAY, Ark. – Alcorn State (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season at Central Arkansas by a score of 75-52 Monday night at the Farris Center.
Tia Sanders led Alcorn with 11 points, and Jada Hargrove added 10 points. It was a tough night for guard Alexus Freeman, who chipped in six points, six boards, five assists and two steals but was just 3-of-17 from the floor.
Down 17-8 at the end of one, the Lady Braves struggled to get back on track, sans a stretch in the second quarter where Sanders led an 8-0 run to cut the Sugar Bears’ deficit from 14 to 8 with 6:16 to play. However, Alcorn was unable to sustain the momentum and ended up down 18 at the half.
Alcorn State shot just 9-of-30 from the field in the second half, getting no closer than 20 the rest of the way.
Wisconsin 77, Southern 74
MADISON, Wisc. – Despite playing virtually the entire game without senior Brianna Green, Southern’s (1-2) upset bid fell just short at Wisconsin Monday night, as the Jaguars fell in the final stages by a score of 77-74 at Kohl Center.
Samantha Duncan led the Jaguars 17 points, six rebounds and two steals. Jaden Towner added 16 points. Green played just seven minutes, scoring three points.
Shaking off a slow first quarter to get within a basket of the Lady Badgers at the break, Southern took control after outscoring Wisconsin 26-22. The Jaguars and Lady Badgers fought tooth and nail until Courtney Parsons drained two free throws to put Southern up 74-73 with 2:23 left in the game. Neither side got much done until Wisconsin’s Abby Laszewski (25 points, five boards) converted a lay-up with with 25 ticks left to give the Lady Badgers the lead.
A would-be game-winning jumper by Sarai Blissett was off the mark, and Cayla McMorris (21 points, 13 rebounds) iced it for Wisconsin with free throws.