Lady Jags drop close one to Alabama State; Southern men extend winning streak to 3

Published: Feb. 8, 2022 at 6:57 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2022 at 8:58 AM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Southern women’s basketball team (10-12, 8-3 SWAC) dropped a close game to Alabama State (8-12, 7-4 SWAC), 61-58, on Monday, Feb. 7, at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

The loss to the Lady Hornets marked the third loss in Southwestern Athletic Conference play for the Lady Jags. Southern had a trio of players in double digits, led by Genovea Johnson with 16. Amani McWain added 13 points and Nakia Kincey finished with 12.

The Lady Jags tied the game 53-53 with 3:21 left after Johnson hit a 15-foot jumper. Then, the Lady Hornets outscored Southern 8-5 to close out the game to secure the win. Southern did force 29 turnovers and scored 17 off of those turnovers.

Southern head coach Sean Woods and the Jags are currently 9-2 in the SWAC, good enough for first place in the league.

As for the Southern men’s basketball team (14-9, 10-2 SWAC), it took down Alabama State (6-17, 5-6 SWAC), 72-58, and had four players in double digits.

Terrell Williams led the Jags with 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting and pulled down seven rebounds. Brion Whitley added 15 points. Tyrone Lyons had a double-double for the Jaguars with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Jayden Saddler chipped in 10 points.

Southern will head to Prairie View, Texas to take on Prairie View A&M on Saturday, Feb. 12. The women are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. followed by the men at 5:30 p.m.

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