Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Southern women rout Valley in tune-up for red-hot Alabama State

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- The Southern women’s game against the worst team in the Southwestern Athletic Conference was a tune-up for its game against the league’s hottest team.

The Jaguars scored the first 17 points and steamrolled undermanned Mississippi Valley State 78-26 on Monday night in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. The game got out of hand even more quickly than Southern’s 99-36 win in the first meeting four weeks earlier.

Next up for the Jaguars (10-3 in the SWAC and 13-9 overall) is a Saturday visit to second-place Alabama State, which has won 10 consecutive games.

“This was a preparation game for Saturday,” said forward Cortnei Purnell, who scored a game-high 11 points. “We played a lot of different defenses. Everybody did well, everybody scored.”

Only one Jaguar — center Jadea Brundidge, who dressed out but was sick — didn’t play and all 14 who did scored. Briana Green (10 points) was the only other double-figure scorer.


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