Sunday, March 5, 2017

Grambling women win, clinch share of SWAC title

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — The Grambling State women’s basketball team clinched a share of the Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season championship with an 87-57 win over Alabama A&M here on Saturday.

Grambling ends the regular season at 16-13 overall and 14-4 in the SWAC. With the win, Grambling also clinched the No. 1 seed in next week’s conference tournament.

Alabama A&M completed a winless SWAC season at 0-18 and 2-25 overall.

Grambling led 21-16 after the first quarter before taking command on the game in the second quarter. The Tigers outscored Alabama A&M, 26-7 in the second quarter for a 47-23 halftime lead. Grambling scored the first 13 points of the second quarter and had a 20-5 run to open the period.

Grambling built its lead up to 34 points.


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