JACKSON, MS - The Jackson State Lady Tigers defeat Tougaloo College 63-54 in non-conference action Monday night at the Lee. E. Williams Athletic Center. With the win, the Lady Tigers improve their record to 2-5 for the season. Tougaloo falls to 6-7.
Three Lady Tigers scored in double-digits. Tiffany Kellum just missed a double-double for the game. She scored a game high 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 32 minutes. Kellum went 9-12 from the field and 8-11 from the free throw line. Rachel Jones followed with 13 points and five assist in 31 minutes. She also had three steals. Beatrice Banks came off the bench to chip in 11 points and was 7-8 from the free throw line in 19 minutes. Daria Hester also came off the bench to score eight points. She also pulled down five rebounds.
The Lady Bulldogs only had two players score in double-digits. Victoria Jones led the way with a double-double with 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Portia Craft chipped in 12 points.
For the game the Lady Tigers shot 41.7% from the field, while the Lady Bulldogs shot 30.7%. JSU shot 30% from behind the three-point arc and TC shot 25% in threes. JSU was outrebounded 37-36.
Jackson State held a slim 26-24 advantage at halftime.
JSU will return to action Wednesday Dec. 21 at 7:00 pm against Southern Mississippi.
(COURTESY: JSU Sports Information Department)