Southern defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the 22-23 WBB SWAC Tourney in a 62-53 thriller on Saturday afternoon. It was a thrilling game that saw six lead changes.
Genovea Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the way for Southern. As a team, the Lady Jaguars shot 38% from the field, 29% from behind the arc, and 75% from the free throw line. The advanced stats told a similar story, as the team put up 1.0 points per possession on 44% true shooting.
Demetria Shephard scored 13 points while dishing out seven assists to lead the way for Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Lady Lions shot 19-of-51 from the field and 5-of-15 from behind the arc. In total, their overall offensive efficiency wasn’t great, and was a major factor in the loss. They scored just 0.84 points per possession on 42% true shooting.
Southern showed once again that they are a dangerous team. Winning its last game of the season is all they could’ve asked for. They’ll head into the offseason on a good note. On the other side, Arkansas-Pine Bluff fell to 14-17 with the loss. The team will have to wait until next year for redemption, as this was its final game of the season.
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