Junior guard Dominique Brothern recorded 17 points and grabbed five boards to lead the Jackson State University women's basketball team in a 71-64 overtime victory over Alabama State University at the Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
With the win, the Lady Tigers post a 4-8 overall record and a 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference record.
Junior guard Alisa Ross hit a desperation two-pointer for JSU at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime with the score knotted up at 56. The game featured 11 ties and 22 lead changes. Jackson State led by as much as seven in the final minute of the contest.
Ayanna Hardy-Fuller, Ekwara Ndongo and Ross tallied 12 points each. Hardy-Fuller and Kameron Jones added eight boards to lead the Lady Tigers in rebounding, while Ndongo registered six.
Brittney Wright led Alabama State in points with 15 and recorded six boards. Quentori Alford finished with 19 boards to lead the Lady Hornets in rebounding.
The first half featured three ties and 11 lead changes, with Alabama State leading by a margin of two, 28-26. Jackson State shot 31 percent from the field, 16.7 percent from behind the arch, and 77.8 percent from the line in the first half. JSU’s Ndongo led all scorers with 10 points and grabbed five rebounds. Nakyia Smith recorded eight points to spearhead the Lady Hornets at the half.
Jackson State travels to Lorman, Miss., to face Alcorn State University Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.