Ladyjacks Fall To Grambling State, 64-63
Dec. 1, 2012
GRAMBLING, La. - Kamiya Burwell made a game-winning layup with two seconds remaining to give Grambling State a 64-63 victory over the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks women's basketball team Saturday evening at Fred Hobdy Assembly.
SFA (4-3) held a lead as big as seven points midway through the second half but Grambling State's Joanna Miller spearheaded a Lady Tigers comeback with nine second half points en route to a team-high 19 points.
Porsha Roberts had her third consecutive double-digit scoring performance with a game-high 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting. She was followed up in scoring by Tierany Henderson (12 points) and Antionette Carter (11 points).
SFA shot 42 percent overall from the field but committed 20 turnovers. On the flipside Grambling shot 53 percent from the floor, aided by a 58 percent performance in the second half.
The game was tied 58-58 with before Daylyn Harris scored a layup with 1:30 remaining to give SFA a 60-58 advantage. Grambling's Tyler Anderson responded with a layup of her own with 1:10 left to knot the score 60-60 all. Then following an SFA miss, Grambling went out in front 62-60 on an open-court scoop layup by Miller with just 44 seconds remaining.
SFA junior transfer KK Jerrell was able to tie the game once again, 62-62 following two made free throws and then came up with a huge steal with 12 seconds remaining. Grambling then fouled Harris on a layup attempt with seven seconds left in the game but was able to just make 1-of-2 at the charity stripe, giving SFA a 62-61 lead.
After the make the Lady Tigers pushed the ball and were able to find a wide open Burwell, whose layup proved to be the game-winner. SFA had one last opportunity with just two seconds remaining but time ran out before Ashley Bettis was able to launch a three-pointer.
The Ladyjacks fell behind 12-5 in the early going but were able to find a rhythm on the offensive end before the first half ended to get back in the game. Tierany Henderson led SFA with 11 first half points, which set a season-high in just 20 minutes. The sophomore forward went 4-for-9 from the field, which included three made three-pointers.
Grambling's Kamiya Burwell and Joanna Miller paced the Lady Tigers with eight and seven points, respectively.
SFA closed the half in grand style when Henderson drained a three-pointer from the left corner with just two seconds remaining to give the Ladyjacks a 27-26 lead going into the locker room.
The Ladyjacks will be back in action on Dec. 6 when they travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma to face Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. That game will be broadcast on Q107.7 FM.