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Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media
Lady Tigers Open Season at George Washington on Saturday
Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media  
Release: 11/08/2013
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This upcoming season is easily the most anticipated of Head coach Surina Dixon’s tenure at Jackson State University. The Lady Tigers basketball team is looking to build on last season’s success beginning Saturday, Nov. 9 in Washington, D.C.  at Smith Center when they face George Washington University at 3 p.m. CT in its season opener.

Saturday’s matchup will be the first in history between the two teams and can be followed at: or watched live for FREE via live stream via:

Led by the play of lone senior Ekwara Ndongo (EK), a 5’8 guard from Chicago, Ill., the coaching staff expects her leadership and scoring ability to be on display and a spark to the team early in the season and throughout. Last season, she averaged 6.7 point per game, including a .401 field goal percentage and averaged 2.4 rebounds per game.

In addition to EK, redshirt junior forward Ayanna Hardy-Fuller poses a threat on the wing for the opposition. Also a Chicago, Ill. native, the Preseason second team All-SWAC performer was the second leader scorer on the team last season.  Hardy-Fuller averaged 8.9 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per, and led the team with a .534 field goal percentage.

With junior guards Dominique Brothern, who was first on the team and third in the Southwestern Athletic Conference in steals (2.3 per game) and Alisa Ross, sophomore guards Demara Howard, Bridget Robinson, and Deziree Thomas; Jackson State looks to bring experience and poise to the court this season.

JSU adds three junior college transfers and four freshmen to the lineup this season for depth in the backcourt and post positions.

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