SFA Beats SLU In Convincing Style, 80-38
Jan. 17, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Four Ladyjacks scored in double-figures and SFA shot a season-high 50 percent from the field in a start-to-finish 80-38 victory over the Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions Thursday evening at William R. Johnson Coliseum.
The Ladyjacks (7-10, 2-4), who tied their season-high in points, moved to 5-2 on the season when they have three or more players score in double-figures. Sophomore center Porsha Roberts led all scorers with 19 points and did not miss a single shot from the field, connecting on all nine field goal attempts. Roberts was helped in the scoring department by junior forward Annette Davis (16 points), sophomore forward Daylyn Harris (15 points) and junior point guard K.K. Jerrell (13 points).
Defensively SFA limited SLU (7-9, 0-5) to just 30 percent shooting, which included a staggering 1-of-17 from three-point territory. The Lady Lions also committed a staggering 30 turnovers that SFA turned into 31 points. SFA dominated the points in the paint (48-24) and bench scoring (33-5) battles in the victory. The Ladyjacks also moved to 5-0 on the season when they score 70 or more points.
After a dominate first half (36-21), the Ladyjacks put the game away in the early stages of the second half by going on an 11-2 run over the first six minutes and grabbing their biggest lead (47-23) of the night at the 14:46 mark. SFA helped their cause by limiting SLU to just 18 second half points and 24 percent shooting from the field.
The Ladyjacks had one of their best offensive first halves of the season, outscoring the Lady Lions 36-20 while shooting 48 percent from the field. SFA also took advantage of 15 Lady Lions turnovers that they turned into 15 points.
Harris led all scorers with 10 points in the opening half on 4-of-5 shooting from the field, which included 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. Roberts and Davis also combined to score 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor which helped results in an 18-12 points in the paint advantage.
SFA separated themselves from SLU in the final three minutes of the half by outscoring SLU, 8-2. Over that stretch Davis scored six of her first half seven points.
The Ladyjacks will look to carry their momentum into Saturday when they host Nicholls State (11-5, 3-2) at 4 p.m. at William R. Johnson Coliseum. Nicholls is coming off a 64-55 loss Thursday at Northwestern State.