Southern upset one of the top SWAC teams, Prairie View A&M, by a score of 69-52 on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Jaguars got off to a good start, going into halftime with a 32-23 lead. They then continued to outscore the Lady Panthers 37-29 in the second half to come away with the victory.
Chloe Fleming scored 13 points to lead the way for Southern. As a team, the Lady Jaguars shot 35% from the field, 36% from behind the arc, and 72% from the free throw line. They secured the win despite only scoring 0.9 points per possession on 45% true shooting.
Prairie View A&M’s offense was led by Diana Rosenthal, who scored 12 points. As a team, the Lady Panthers shot 18-of-51 from the field and 6-of-22 from three. Their shooting was part of larger offensive struggles that contributed to the loss. Prairie View A&M only mustered 0.74 points per possession on 45% true shooting.
Both teams face their next test on February 13. Southern takes on struggling Texas Southern, while Prairie View A&M meets Grambling State in a conference showdown. The Lady Jaguars will look to earn another win on their home court. On the other side, the Lady Panthers will hit the road once again.
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