Sunday, November 27, 2016

PVAMU Women's Basketball Grabs First Road Victory; Hands Marshall Thundering Herd First Loss

EDINBURG, Texas -- The Prairie View women's basketball team closed out the final day of the Feast on the Border Tournament with a 78-68 win over Marshall

Alexus Parker paced another impressive game as she scored a season and team-high of 25 points, including three three-pointers and making 8-of-10 at the free-throw line. Teammate Tori Carter posted 24 points, four assists and two steals, and Dominique Newman made her first start scoring 14 points.

The Thundering Herd (4-1) took control of the game early creating a 7-0 run lead, but eventually PVAMU got on the board after back-to-back free throws made by Parker at the 6:25 mark. Marshall continued on their spree to advance its lead to 13 points, however, the Lady Panthers would not relent and cut the lead to six on back-to-back buckets starting off with a jumper by Parker and PV forcing a turnover to allow Newman to place a three-pointer. Carter's bucket closed out the quarter with the Lady Panthers trailing by six, 20-14.

Prairie View A&M continued the momentum from the first quarter into the second, resulting in a 10-0 run. PV only allowed seven second-quarter points as Marshall led only 27-26 at halftime.

After the half, the Lady Panthers came out determined battling back taking their first lead of the game. Neither team allowed the other to relinquish the lead keeping it close throughout the third quarter. La'Sha Haynes free throws knotted the game for a sixth time at 41, before Prairie View A&M ended the quarter with a 46-45 lead over the Herd.

Newman opened up the fourth quarter with her fourth three of the contest to extend the lead at 49-45. After a brief Marshall run to give them their final lead at 56-54 with just over five minutes to play, the Lady Panthers took control for good with a 9-0 run.

The Lady Panthers return to action Tuesday, November 29th at Texas Tech at 6:30 p.m.



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