Arkansas-Pine Bluff gave Mississippi Valley State University its 19th consecutive loss in a 95-60 rout at Harrison HPER Complex on Saturday evening. The Lady Lions had the upper hand in this one, going into half with a 25-point lead and outscoring the Devilettes 47-37 in the final 20 minutes.
Jelissa Reese scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the way for Arkansas-Pine Bluff. It wasn’t just Reese though, the Lady Lions’ offense was humming on all cylinders, pouring in 1.11 points per possession on 59% shooting from the field. They put a particular emphasis on generating easy looks close to the hoop, shooting 30-of-48 on two-pointers, including 30-of-46 in the paint.
Mississippi Valley State University was led by Zaria Harleaux, who recorded 16 points and six boards. As a team, the Devilettes shot 21-of-60 from the field and 6-of-19 from three. Their shooting was part of larger offensive struggles that contributed to the loss. Mississippi Valley State University only mustered 0.73 points per possession on 41% true shooting.
Both teams face their next test on March 2. Arkansas-Pine Bluff takes on Jackson State, while Mississippi Valley State University meets Alcorn State in a conference showdown. The Lady Lions will look to keep their winning streak intact. On the other side, the Devilettes will try to turn their home stand around.
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