Sunday, March 6, 2016

Southern women roll over Prairie View 72-45 to claim a share of the SWAC championship

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- The Southern women’s basketball team had a long road to travel to get in position to claim a share of the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship Saturday.

It took them nearly nine weeks to catch Texas Southern after having lost to the Lady Tigers in the conference opener Jan. 2.

So, after finally pulling even two days ago with a win in the rematch, the Jaguars didn’t want to waste any time to take advantage of their hard-earned opportunity.

They scored the game’s first seven points, led by 12 after one quarter, were ahead by 24 at halftime and coasted to a 72-45 victory against Prairie View in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

“When you’re that close to a championship, you’ve got to grab it,” guard Ashley Williams said. “It only comes once. We worked so hard to work our way back up to first place considering we lost four games.”

Southern (17-10) finished 14-4 in the SWAC and shared the title with Texas Southern, which beat Alcorn State on Saturday, and Alabama State, which beat Grambling to knock Grambling out of a four-way tie for first.


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