Southern Sweeps Tigers Thursday Night at Home
CLARKSDALE ó The Southern University Lady Jaguars enacted a measure of revenge last night defeating the Coahoma Community College womenís basketball team, 71-55. The Lady Tigers defeated Southern earlier this season during the Southern University Classic held in Shreveport.
The Lady Jags got out of the gate quick knocking down three, 3-pointers to begin the game and took advantage of CCC turnovers turning them into easy baskets. Coahoma trailed 44-17 at the half, and although they did outscore Southern 38-27 in the second half, it wasnít enough to complete the comeback.
Gabrielle Gilbert led the Lady Tigers scoring 16 points, 15 of those in the second half. Ariel Jones added 12 and Errica Blair 6 in the losing effort for the Tigers.
The Coahoma men met with a similar fate in the late game. Southern University built a 12-point lead at halftime, 39-27, and the Tigers were unable to put together a run long enough to pull them within striking distance.
Markevius Brown led the Tigers scoring 17 points while knocking down five, 3-pointers. Both Darcee Carson and Billy Jackson added a dozen points each in the loss and Cameron Monix chipped in 9.
The Lady Tigers (1-8 and 0-2 in the MACJC North) and the Tigers (2-9, 0-2 in the MACJC North) will be hosting Baton Rouge Community College on Saturday. The women are scheduled to tip-off at 1 p.m. with the men to follow at 3 p.m. At halftime of the menís game, one lucky fan will have the shot at winning a $50 gift certificate during a free throw shooting contest sponsored by the CCC Athletic Department.
Coahoma: Totten 5, Blair 6, Sisk 2, Pearson 5, Collier 3, Smith 2, Jones 12, Gilbert 16, Williams 2, Mayfield __________________________________________________________________________________
Coahoma: Monix 9, Alexander 2, Allen 5, Brown 17, Carson 12, Jackson 12, Stroggins 4, Graves 4.
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