LORMAN, Miss – The Southern University Jaguars put on a defensive show in the second quarter holding Alcorn State University to 22 percent shooting from the floor en route to a convincing 75-54 dismantling Saturday afternoon in the David L. Whitney Complex.
Southern fell behind 9-2 early before the Jags cemented a 12-1 run on a Jaden Towner three-point shot with two minutes left in the first quarter. Southern held Alcorn to one-point during that six-minute run.
The Jaguars did not hold back in the second quarter holding the Lady Braves to nine points. Southern shot 46 percent from the floor (7-of-15, 1-of-2 from beyond the arc) while holding Alcorn to 22 percent (8-of-23, 1-of-8 from beyond the arc).
Southern took a 38-23 lead into intermission. Eight different Jags scored in the first half.
The Lady Braves came out the half on a 5-0 run before Southern’s Danayea Charles answered with back-to-back layups. The Jaguars kept Alcorn at bay stretching the lead, 70-47 with six minutes left in regulation.
Alcorn would end the game on a 7-3 run.
Southern led in all offensive categories, the bench came to play outscoring the Lady Braves (46-22), second chance points (10-1), off turnovers (28-15), and was solid in the post scoring 50 points in the paint.
Courtney Parson led the charge off the bench recording 15 points, four rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Alric Scott and Amani McWain rounded out the double-figure scoring with 12 and ten respectively. Cailain Williams recorded a team-high seven rebounds to go with two blocks and a steal, while all but one player scored a basket in the lopsided win.
The Jaguar freshman class combined for 29 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two block and three steals coming off the bench and playing big minutes.
Southern will host defending tournament champion Grambling State for Alumni Night in the F.G. Clark Activity Center on February 9 in a matchup which features the Southwestern Athletic Conference's top team.