SU edges Jackson St. 66-57 in women's hoops

Southern loses 81-80 after Jackson St. rallies from 16-point halftime deficit

Information from Southern University Athletic Media Relations

JACKSON, MS -  Southern University women's basketball survived a poor shooting night to salvage a pivotal road split in a 66-57 win at Jackson State Monday night in the Lee E. Williams AAC.

The Jaguars (11-9, 8-3) shot 34.4 percent from the field but managed to outscore the Lady Tigers 21-10 in the fourth quarter. For the second consecutive game, Southern's 3-point shooting fell well below the Jaguars season average but the Jaguars finished 15 of 20 from the free throw line.

Trailing 47-45, Southern opened the game's final period with a Jadea Brundidge layup, which sparked a 10-2 run on Briana Green's free throw, Britney Washington's 3-pointer, Cortnei Purnell's jump shot. Brundidge capped off the run with a layup before the Jaguars closed the game's final 3:59 shooting 10 of 17 from the foul line.

Briana Green led Southern with a team high 15 points and added eight rebounds with three steals. Ashley Williams finished as the only Jaguar to join Green scoring in double figures. Williams scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in 28 minutes.

Jackson State's Derica Wiggins paced the Lady Tigers with a game high 16 points while Bridget Robinson added 12 points and fell one rebpund shy of a double-double. Chelsea Causey grabbed 11 rebounds in the 9-point loss.

Southern returns to Baton Rouge on Saturday to host Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley on Feb. 13 and Feb. 15 respectively. Tipoff for Saturday's doubleheader is set for 3 p.m. and both games will air live on Cox Sports Television.