Sunday, February 21, 2016

Southern women turn the tables on Alabama State, move into second place in the SWAC

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Southern women wanted to reverse the outcome of their first meeting with Alabama State in the rematch Saturday in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Jaguars not only did that, they very nearly flipped the entire script in a 57-55 victory in a key Southwestern Athletic Conference game at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.

As the Lady Hornets did in their 60-59 overtime victory in the F.G. Clark Activity center on Jan. 23, Southern seized control early, lost the lead in the second half and made the decisive plays in the final seconds.

The only difference was the Jaguars didn’t need extra time win after Briana Green made a steal and put them ahead with a three-point play with 1:46 left and added another steal and free throw with 4.4 seconds left.

Alabama State, which won the first meeting on two free throws with seven seconds left in overtime, failed to score in the final three minutes as its 10-game winning streak came to an end.


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