Saturday, January 23, 2016

Southern, Alabama State women battle for SWAC positioning

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- As the Southwestern Athletic Conference season enters its fourth weekend, the women’s race is starting to resemble what was predicted.

Before the season, the league’s coaches and sports information directors predicted Texas Southern to finish first, followed by Alabama State and Southern.

Texas Southern is alone in first place after winning its first five games. Alabama State lost its first two games but has rolled to three consecutive wins by an average of 32 points to move into a tie for third. Southern lost to Texas Southern in its league opener but has won five straight by double digits to move into second place.

So even though the race hasn’t hit the halfway point, the game between Alabama State (5-9, 3-2) and Southern (8-7, 5-1) at 3 p.m. Saturday in the F.G. Clark Activity Center is significant as each team tries to establish itself as the primary challenger to Texas Southern.


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