Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Texas Southern Lady Tigers' defense sets the tone in win over UAPB

HOUSTON, Texas -- The Texas Southern University Lady Tigers basketball team continued its dominance in conference play Monday night as they rolled past the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Lady Lions, 57-30.

The win pushes the Lady Tigers to a perfect 7-0 record in SWAC competition and an 11-6 overall record. It was the tenth-straight win for TSU.

When asked if anyone on the team has any superstitions that they are maintaining throughout the streak, head coach, Johnetta Hayes-Perry, said, "no strange superstition, but we are in a routine where we do the same thing everyday in warm-ups and where we stand in line. That's our little corny thing."

The Lady Tigers were balanced and efficient on the offensive side of the ball as they had four players score in double figures. The distribution of scoring was reflected by the fact that of 22 made baskets for TSU, 18 came off of assists.

Senior forward, Toni Cheadle, posted a double-double as she scored 12 points and pulled down 17 rebounds. She also contributed 5 assists. She received a lot of help from another senior as guard, Brianna Sidney, led all scorers with 13 points.

Freshman point guard, Joyce Kennerson, scored 12 points and had 5 assists while senior center, Keiana Vines, poured in 12 points and was a force to be reckoned with on defense as she blocked 8 shots.

Vines' tenacity down low was matched by her teammates as the Lady Tigers turned up the intensity on defense and stifled the Lady Lions all night. For the game, UAPB was held to a meager 18 percent shooting from the field and did not make a three-pointer. TSU also dominated on the boards as they outrebounded the Lady Lions 49-34.

Next up, the Lady Tigers go for their eleventh-straight win as they head to Montgomery, Alabama to take on Alabama State, Saturday ni
ght. Tip-off is set for 3:00 pm.



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