SFA Overcomes Slow Start to Beat Alcorn State
Dec. 16, 2006
LORMAN, Miss. - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack basketball team got 19 points and five rebounds from junior Nikki Carr to defeat Alcorn State 73-59 Saturday night. The victory propelled SFA to 7-3 on the season.
The Ladyjacks started slow turning the ball over four times in the first 4:29 of the game and didn't score their first points until the 15:53 mark of the first half. Alcorn State took advantage of the Ladyjacks slow start jumping out to a 6-0 lead and pushed the advantage to 14 points, 22-8 with 11:53 in the first. SFA rattled off 10 unanswered points to claw its way within four, 22-18, with 8:36 remaining. SFA kept up the pressure and took its first lead of the game, 28-27 with 6:55 remaining in the first.
Senior Natalie Kizzee came off the bench to spark the Ladyjacks,. She scored six first half points on 3-4 shooting and pulled down seven rebounds. The Ladyjacks closed out the half on a 29-5 run to take a two-point halftime lead. The Ladyjacks shot 56 percent from the floor in the second half while holding Alcorn State to 39 percent for the game. SFA also forced the Lady Braves into 22 turnovers and increased its advantage to as many as 14 points in the second half. SFA also out-rebounded the Lady Braves, 30-25.
The Ladyjacks return to action Tuesday, when they travel to Little Rock, Ark., to face UALR. The game against the Trojans is slated to begin at 7 p.m. from the Jack Stephens Center.