Sunday, January 8, 2017

TSU Lady Tigers pull away late in win at Prairie View A&M

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Texas Southern University's Lady Tigers scored 11 of the game's final 15 points during the last two minutes of Saturday's contest at Prairie View A&M to defeat the Lady Panthers 70-62.

Joyce Kennerson scored a game-high 25 points and handed out three assists and four steals to lead the Lady Tigers (9-5), who improved to 3-0 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. Kennerson shot 7-of-10 from the floor and made nine out of her 10 free throw attempts.

Kaitlyn Palmer scored 14 points and handed out four assists for Texas Southern, while Artavia Ford scored 12 points and blocked two shots for the Lady Tigers.

Alexus Parker scored a game-high 22 points for Prairie View A&M (5-10, 0-3 SWAC).

Texas Southern trailed by as many as seven points early in the second half, but scored 13 unanswered points between the 9:24 and 5:00 marks of the third quarter to take a six-point lead. Palmer scored seven points during that run, including one of her two 3-pointers.

The teams battled back-and-forth during a forth period that saw five lead changes before Ford knocked down a layup off a Kennerson pass with 52 seconds remaining to give TSU a four-point lead. The Lady Panthers would get no closer as the Texas Southern sealed the game at the free throw line.

Kennerson is averaging 24.0 points per game over the course of TSU's three conference games. The Lady Tigers claimed their fourth consecutive win over Prairie View A&M dating back to the 2014-15 season.

The Lady Tigers play their conference home opener next Saturday when they host Grambling State. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.



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