MOBILE, Ala. – The Southeastern Louisiana University women’s basketball team beat South Alabama 64-40 Tuesday night at the Mitchell Center in Mobile, Ala.
The Lady Lions (3-2) are now improving their record with another away win after suffering two tough losses to Utah and San Diego State last week.
Taylor Bell was a standout Lady Lion as she led Southeastern with 17 points throughout the game. Chrissy Brown also had a great game coming off the bench and hitting double-doubles with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Hailey Giaratano also stacked the stats with 14 points, three rebounds and an assist.
South Alabama’s star player for Tuesday’s game was Kelsey Thompson with 15 points, six rebounds and a lone assist throughout the game.
. The Lions started the first two minutes of the game without baskets, unlike previous performances. Southeastern could see themselves finally getting comfortable on the hardwood as they finally took an 8-5 lead in the final two minutes of the first quarter. Bell was able to score her first points of the game with a little less than a minute left in the first period. The Lady Lions took the lead with a 13-7 lead.
Jenn Pierre joined the action with some behind-the-back action and has an assist for Taylor Bell when she pocketed on a jump shot in the second quarter.
Chrissy Brown leads by six first-half points with 7:49 at halftime. USA tried to pick up the pace but Southeastern kept up well but neither team had been able to even hit a three-pointer in the first half until USA’s Kelsey Thompson got her first point and three-pointer in the 6th minute :53 mark pocketed in the second section.
After half-time, Daija Harvey set her first third three-pointer to lead the Lady Lions in points over the arc.
SLU controlled the ball throughout the fourth quarter as their confidence grew. They extended their lead to 24 points, which was their second-biggest lead so far this season. Alexius Horne was able to rake in a few minutes and hoops as she scored a few field goals early in the fourth quarter.
Southeastern would end the game with a jump shot from Brown in the final two minutes of the game and a defensive rebound from freshman Allasia Washington as the clock ran out and the Lady Lions took home the win.
The Lady Lions had a 39.1% shooting average compared to South Alabama’s 26.5%. Southeastern also had 22 points off the bench, 64 possessions and a 47% hitting average.
Southeaster will spend the weekend at home to face Dillard on Friday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m. at University Center. Streaming audio and live stats can be accessed on the Southeastern Women’s Basketball Schedule page at www.LionSports.net.
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