PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Jackson State women's basketball team lost its second straight game, falling 70-64 to the Arkansas Pine Bluff Lady Lions Monday night at the H.O. Clemmons Arena.
JSU was outscored 39-30 in the second half, after leading by three points at halftime. With the loss JSU falls to a 10-15, 7-9 record. UAPB improved to 10-17, 6-11.
Four Lady Tigers scored in double figures. Demara Howard scored a team high 14 points and pulled down five rebounds. She went 7-10 from the field and had two assists and two steals. Beatrice Banks and Tiffany Kellum each finished with 13 points. Kellum, who only needs 14 points before joining the JSU 1,000 point club, also pulled down nine rebounds. Ayanna Hardy-Fuller recorded her second straight double-double as she finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Lakendra Marsh led UAPB with 22 points on 4-14 shooting from the field and 11-14 shooting from the free throw line. Christina Lasane followed with 10 points and five rebounds.
JSU led 34-31 at halftime. JSU outscored UAPB 36-26 in the paint, but the Lady Lions had more bench scoring production (18-9).
JSU returns to action Thursday, Feb. 28 when the Lady Tigers host the Alabama State Lady Hornets in SWAC action at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.