Arkansas Tech, Shaw hand Lady Statesmen first defeat
From staff and wire reports
Jan. 9, 2001
Arkansas Tech University scored 50 second half points to hand second ranked and previously undefeated Delta State University an 77-60 defeat in Gulf South Conference women's basketball action here Monday night.
The Golden Suns, who shot 60.7 percent from the floor in the second half, improved to 9-3 overall and 2-0 in GSC play. Delta State fell to 13-1 overall and 1-1 in the GSC.
Arkansas Tech sprinted out to a 17-point lead in the first half before the Lady Statesmen closed the deficit to eight at 30-22 at halftime. The Golden Suns quickly increased the lead to 18 points early in the second half. DSU cut the lead to 11 at the midway point before ATU push the lead back to as many as 27.
Jenny Shaw led all scorers with 33 points. Amy White had 15 and Angie Harris followed with 13. Shaw, Harris and Melanie Mallett led ATU with seven rebounds.
Caroline Boclair led the Lady Statesmen with 18 points and also had five rebounds. Katrina King had 15 points and six rebounds and Megan Teel pitched in 10 points.
Arkansas Tech 76, DSU men 72: Arkansas Tech grabbed a late four point lead and the held on for a 76-72 Gulf South Conference win over Delta State University here Monday night.
The Statesmen are now 6-4 overall and 1-1 in the GSC. Arkansas Tech improved to 3-8 overall and 2-0 in league action.
Anthony Schiro led the way for Delta State with 14 followed by Walter Jackson with 13. Momir Gajic scored 12 followed Dennis Douglas with nine, Jon Parker with seven, Montae Crutcher with six, Joseph Nickels with five and Shane Alexander with four. Gajic was DSU's top rebounder with eight followed by Schiro with seven.
The Wonder Boys were led by Lartavious Carter's 22. Tim Black followed with 15 points and was the rebounding leader with eight. Jerry Lee added 12 points and Matt McCoy had nine.
Delta State returns to Walter Sillers Coliseum on Thursday when it hosts Arkansas-Monticello at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Southern U. 89, Jackson St. men 77: Courtney Henderson scored 25 points and Brian Johnson had 24 to lead Southern to a 89-77 victory over winless Jackson State on Monday night.
Richard Bradley led Jackson State with 23 points and eight rebounds.
Jackson State (0-15, 0-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) had cut the lead to 50-45 about six minutes into the second half when Southern (5-6, 3-1 SWAC) went on a decisive run.
Southern shot 56 percent for the game and held a 43-31 lead at the half.
Devan Clark added 12 points for the Jaguars, and Zebton Wells had nine points and 10 rebounds.
Raymond Appleberry scored 14 points for the Tigers, and Brian Nichols and Cliff Walker had 10 each.
Alcorn St. 108, Grambling St. men 105: Jason Cable scored 33 points and Tori Harris had 26 in leading Alcorn State to a 108-105 shootout victory over Grambling State in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game Monday night.
Alcorn (4-9 overall, 4-0 SWAC) led 43-42 at halftime, then outscored Grambling (1-9, 1-3) the rest of the way in a game that produced a total of 70 field goals on 133 attempts.
The Braves managed the victory even though Grambling outshot them 15-7 from behind the 3-point arc and finished with a 39-29 rebounding advantage. But the Tigers also committed a decisive 20 turnovers.
Marcus Fleming and Walter Harper added 14 points each for Alcorn.
Julius Hall with 20 points on 10-for-10 shooting and William Howell with 28 points led Grambling, which also got 19 points from reserve Parish Bernard and 16 points and a game-high 14 rebounds from William McDonald.
Mississippi Valley St. 78, Alabama St. men 70: Ashley Robinson scored 21 points, including nine in the closing minutes, and DeWayne Jefferson added 18 points as Mississippi Valley State defeated Alabama State 78-70 Monday night.
Robinson hit a 3-pointer with 1:23 left to give the Delta Devils (5-5, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) a 70-63 lead. Robinson also made 6 of 6 free throws in the closing seconds to seal the victory.
Joey Ball led Alabama State (7-6, 3-1 SWAC) with 20 points and Keith Gamble had 17.
Mississippi Valley State trailed 34-31 at the half, but shot 57 percent in the second half, including 7 of 12 from 3-point range.
All of Robinson's five field goals were 3-pointers.
Henry Jordan scored 15 points for the Delta Devils and Attarrius Norwood added 10.
Tyrone Levett had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Alabama State, which shot 52 percent for the game.