JACKSON, MS - The Jackson State women's basketball claimed the season series against Grambling State by winning 71-67 Saturday evening at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.
Three Lady Tigers scored in double figures to help JSU improve to a 10-13 overall record and a 7-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference mark. With the loss GSU falls to 5-21, 3-11.
Beatrice Banks and Tiffany Kellum both came off the bench to combine for 27 points and five rebounds. Banks scored a team high 16 points, as she connected on 4-10 three point attempts. Kellum scored 11 points and pulled down three rebounds. Ayanna Hardy-Fuller also scored 11 points and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.
Joanna Miller led GSU with a game-high 22 points on 7-11 shooting from the field. Cierra also scored in double figures with 14 points on 5-10 shooting from the field.
JSU led 37-30 at halftime. JSU shot 48.5% from the field in the first half. The Lady Tigers connected on 33.3% of their three-pointers and went 50% from the free throw line. GSU shot 47.8% from the field, 83.3% from three-point range and 50% from the line.
For the game, JSU out-rebounded GSU 71-67. JSU also held the edge in turnovers (20-31).
Jackson State will return to action Feb. 23 when the Lady Tigers travel to Itta Bena, MS to face Mississippi Valley State. Tip-off is set for 3 pm.