ITTA BENA, Miss. – Taylor Williams’ double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds led five Bethune-Cookman players in double figures as the Wildcats won their first Southwestern Athletic Conference game with a 78-74 decision over Mississippi Valley State Saturday afternoon.
MVSU (1-13,0-5) led 71-70 on Annya Moss’ three pointer with 2:02 remaining, but Williams answered with a three-pointer of her own to put the Wildcats ahead 73-71 with 1:34 left.
Free throws by White and Williams gave B-CU a 75-71 lead, but Zakiya Mahoney’s three-pointer with 13 seconds remaining cut it to a 75-74 game. Williams sank a free throw, than Tania White made two free throws with one second left to seal the victory.
B-CU trailed 37-29 at halftime, bur rallied to take a 46-44 lead on Tania White’s three-point play on Tania White’s three-point play with 4:20 remaining. B-CU went into the fourth quarter tied at 56 when Harris sank a jumper at the buzzer.
Mahoney led MVSU with 21.
B-CU concludes this road swing Monday afternoon at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.