Wed, December 28, 2016
Texas A&M 90, Prairie View A&M 62
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Prairie View A&M fell to Texas A&M 62-90 in College Station on Wednesday night to conclude its non-conference schedule. The Panthers were led by Jeronia Allen, who netted 19 points along with grabbing seven boards. Tori Carter and Dominique Newman also had strong contributions, netting 13 points each in the loss.
Prairie View A&M (5-7) was outmatched from the opening tip in this one. The Panthers were outscored 27-18 after the first quarter. PVAM outscored Texas A&M 19-16 in the second to narrow the deficit going into the second half. However, the Panthers allowed the game to get away from them in the second half, being outscored 47-25 in the second half, leading to the loss.
Next up, the Panthers will open conference play at Southern on Jan 2 at 5:30PM CT.
LSU 93, Alabama State 40
BATON ROUGE, La. – Alabama State could not keep up with LSU in a 93-40 loss on Wednesday night. The Hornets were led by Ziara Doe, who scored eight points along with two assists in the loss.
Alabama State (1-9) fell behind early and would not recover. The Hornets trailed 22-9 the first quarter, and would be outscored 9-21 in the second for a 18-43 halftime deficit. The Hornets would be outscored 22-50 in the second half, leading to the loss.
The Hornets will open conference play on Jan. 2 by hosting Grambling State at 5:30PM CT.
Ole Miss 67, Mississippi Valley State 30
OXFORD, Miss. – Mississippi Valley State was outmatched from the beginning in a 67-30 loss to Ole Miss to conclude its non conference schedule on Wednesday. Christine Reed led the Devilettes with eight points along with grabbing three rebounds in the loss.
Mississippi Valley State (3-8) fell behind early in the first quarter. The Devilettes trailed Ole Miss 22-10 after the first quarter of play. The Devilettes would be outscored 17-12 in the second quarter, for a 22-39 halftime deficit. MVSU would only manage eight points in the second half, leading to the defeat.
MVSU will be in action again on Jan. 2 when the Devilettes begin conference play against Arkansas Pine Bluff at 5:30PM CT.
Houston 85, Alcorn State 70
HOUSTON, Texas – Alcorn State fell in its non-conference finale 85-70 to Houston on Wednesday. The Braves were led by Talisa Sherman, who netted 15 points along with four rebounds. Alexus Freeman also contributed 13 points and four boards in the loss.
Alcorn State (0-11) played well early on. The Braves took a 19-16 lead after the first quarter. The Braves would continue their strong play in the second, outscoring the Cougars 20-17 in that frame for a 39-33 halftime lead. The Braves could not keep up its their strong play in the second half. Alcorn State would be outscored 29-8 in the third quarter for a 62-48 deficit going into the fourth. The Braves would outscore Houston 25-23 in the final frame, but it would not be enough as the Cougars would take the win.
Alcorn State will begin conference play on Jan. 2 when it plays host to Texas Southern at 5:30PM CT.