2019-2020 Basketball

Jackson State women continue to roll with season sweep of Southern

Lady Tigers on track to set program records.

Image courtesy: Jackson State Athletics

Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics

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.

Jackson State women continue to roll with season sweep of Southern
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