JACKSON, Miss. – Junior Ameshya Williams scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Jackson State past Southern 60-57 Monday afternoon Southwestern Athletic Conference action to complete the regular-season sweep of the Jaguars.
“Very proud of this team and how we fought,” JSU head coach Tomekia Reed said. “This team has a lot of character and would not give in. When you are 11-0 in the conference, everyone is going to be gunning for you. We didn’t lose our composure and that’s what I’m the proudest of.”
The Lady Tigers improved to 13-8 and 11-0 in the SWAC and have won 12 in a row. Southern falls to 10-12 and 8-3 in the conference.
Senior Marneisha Hamer scored 15 points and was 5-for-7 from the field and went 5-for-5 at the charity stripe.
Freshman and Lanier High School product Keshuna Luckett added eight points and went 6-for-7 at the free-throw line.
JSU dominated in front of the basket and outscored SU 26-18 in the paint and won the rebounding battle 33-28.
Williams added six blocks and Elexis Peyton recorded a key block.
As a team, JSU converted 45 percent (18-for-40) of its shots from the field, while holding Southern to 33 percent from the field.
JSU returns to action this weekend at Prairie View and Texas Southern.