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Jackson State Dominates the Court: Holds Grambling to 19% from 3-Point Land in 67-52 Victory!


On Saturday afternoon, the Jackson State women's basketball team claimed victory over Grambling State in a 67-52 win at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. The Lady Tigers had three players score in double figures, with Angel Jackson leading the way with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Ti'lan Boler added 13 points, and Daphane White chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds.

Jackson State's defense was a key factor in the win, holding Grambling State to just 19 percent shooting from beyond the arc and 29 percent from the field. Daja Woodard led the way on the offensive glass, grabbing four offensive rebounds and helping the Lady Tigers to a 45-32 edge on the boards. Jackson State also took advantage of second chance opportunities, collecting 10 offensive boards and converting them into 14 second chance points.

The Lady Tigers started off strong, building a 14-12 lead heading into the second quarter. Grambling State fought back, but Jackson State held onto a 27-23 lead at halftime. Jackson State then went on a 6-0 run, punctuated by a basket from Jariyah Covington, to grab a 39-33 lead with 3:24 to go in the third quarter. The Lady Tigers never trailed after taking that first quarter lead and coasted to the 67-52 victory.

In the end, Angel Jackson led the Lady Tigers with a game-high 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds, and Jackson State held Grambling State to only 29 percent shooting from the field. The Lady Tigers will now travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to take on Southern University on Monday, with tip-off set for 5:30 p.m. at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.


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