Saturday, March 12, 2016

Briana Green takes over as Southern beats Texas Southern to reach SWAC title game

HOUSTON, Texas — The Southern women were clinging to a two-point lead early in the fourth quarter of a game in which field goals were occurring with less and less frequency.

Then Briana Green made a patented drive to the basket and Britney Washington swished a trademark 3-pointer.

Suddenly, the Jaguars had a seven-point lead, and Green added eight more points down the stretch as second-seeded Southern held off third-seeded Texas Southern 62-54 in the semifinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament Friday afternoon in the Toyota Center.

Southern (19-10, 16-4 SWAC) will play the winner of Friday night’s semifinal between No. 1 Alabama State and No. 4 Grambling in the championship game at 2 p.m. Saturday. The tournament winner will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

The Lady Tigers, losing to the Jaguars for the second time in nine days, finished 19-11, 15-5.


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