Sunday, February 7, 2016

Grambling Lady Tigers smother Southern to avenge January loss

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — Southern caught Grambling at a good time last month in Baton Rouge to put together a 12-point win over its rival.

Grambling, at the time, was coming off an emotional win over Alabama State with a young team that hadn’t quite grasped the meaning of Grambling-Southern.

On Saturday, the Lady Tigers were well versed in the magnitude oCf the game.

Grambling smothered Southern the entire game to force 26 turnovers en route to a 65-52 win at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Arena. The Lady Tigers used constant defense pressure to overcome a cold shooting night (34 percent from the field) to avenge an 80-68 loss in January.

“Now they understand what is expected of them they came ready to play,” Grambling women’s coach Nadine Domond said. “We prepared very, very hard this week. If you came to our practice we focused on this and worked on this a lot.”


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