Dec. 15, 2013
Final Stats |
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – After losing three games in a row, the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks came out Sunday afternoon at dominated in a convincing victory over Grambling State, 92-55. The duo of Porsha Roberts and Daylyn Harris put on a show, scoring 23 points apiece as the Ladyjacks cruised to victory.
The contest was close early on with Grambling State (2-6) holding onto an early 9-6 lead six minutes into the game. That’s when SFA (4-6) took over.
The Ladyjacks went on a 19-2 run to claim the lead and go up 25-11 with 8:35 left in the first half. From there it was still all SFA as the Ladyjacks took a comfortable 16-point lead into the break at halftime, up 48-32.
Roberts dominated the first half for SFA with 15 points and she was 5-of-8 from the field and hit 5-of-6 free throws. She also had four rebounds, a block and a steal. Harris had eight first-half points and was a major force on the glass with six rebounds to open the game.
Harris would finish the day with 23 points on a stellar 9-of-12 shooting, including all four of her free throws. She also tallied a total of eight rebounds. Roberts’ 23 points came on 7-of-11 shooting and 9-of-11 at the line. She led the team defensively with four steals for a new career-high. The 23 points by Harris also marked a new career-high.
SFA went to the line often and was affective at the charity stripe. The Ladyjacks hit 30-of-36 free throws for a new season-high percentage of 83.3. This marks the second straight game SFA has had a season-best game shooting free throws.
Harris and Roberts were not the only impact players for SFA.
Freshmen Taylor Ross and Brentney Branch each added nine points. Ross hit 3-of-4 from the field along with a pair of free throws, while Branch converted an and-1 early in the first half and a 3-pointer to score a quick six points. She added another 3-pointer in the closing minutes as well. It was a career-high for both. Ross also added a career-high six assists to lead the team.
Grambling was led in scoring by Preseason SWAC Player of the Year Joanna Miller with 19 points. She hit four shots from deep to aide in her scoring. Tyler Anderson crashed the boards to lead all players with 16 rebounds.
Next up for the Ladyjacks will be a home contest with Henderson State at 7 p.m. Thursday. The game will be the second in a five-game homestand for SFA as the Ladyjacks will not play another road game until Jan. 9.
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