Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Southern women waste no time in putting away Alabama A&M

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- After playing from behind for almost the entire game in an overtime loss to Alabama State on Saturday night, the Southern women never trailed in an easy victory against Alabama A&M on Monday afternoon.

The Jaguars scored the first eight points of the game, led by 18 after one quarter and never led by fewer than 15 points the rest of the way. The result was a 77-38 victory in the F.G. Clark Activity Center that improved Southern to 6-2 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and 9-8 overall. The Jaguars host Alcorn State on Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs are 2-5 and 3-14.

“We were in a wait-and-see mode Saturday night,” Southern coach Sandy Pugh said. “I wanted us to just go and go and keep the energy up.”

Southern had the lead just twice during the 45 minutes of a 60-59 loss to Alabama State, but took the lead for good against AAMU on two free throws by Skylar O’Bear 19 seconds into the game.

Britney Washington led the Jaguars with a game-high 18 points, Briana Green scored 14 and Cortnei Purnell had 13.


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