Saturday, January 06, 2018

PVAMU downs Texas Southern 63-58

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Kristina McKay and Tommy Boatman
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By Kristina McKay
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HOUSTON, TEXAS (January 6, 2018) The ladies from Prairie View upset the Texas Southern women’s basketball team 63-58 on Saturday afternoon in route to a possible SWAC title and an NCAA tournament berth.

Prairie View took a 31-29 lead into halftime. Johnson rallied TSU with 10 straight points for a 43-39 lead. Prairie View's Washington then led a 9-0 run, but TSU's Parker hit a 3-pointer to cap five quick points for a 48-48 tie before the Lady Panthers pulled away.

Down 59-55 with just over a minute to go, Parker had a 
chance to bring her team within one but missed a 3-point attempt and TSU's Miracle Davis turned the ball over under her own basket with 40 seconds left.

While Alexus Johnson had 16, TSU was led by conference player of the year Jazzmin Parker who scored 20 points. The redshirt freshman scored inside and out, single-handedly taking the Lady Tigers on a 10-2 run.

Praairie View’s LaReahn Washington had 20 points while Jeanette Jackson lead the team with 22 points, including four free throws in the final 30 seconds, to clinch the team's fourth straight conference title and sixth NCAA appearance in school history. The title game appearance was TSU's first in school history.

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