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Poor shooting hurts lady hornets against AAMU

MONTGOMERY, Ala.  ASU's leading scorer Tanika Jackson was scoreless at halftime and her shooting performance mirrored that of the entire Alabama State University women's basketball team as they fell to rival Alabama A&M University 60-47.

Halfway through the second half, ASU was only shooting 15.6%; meanwhile AAMU (12-10/8-4 SWAC) was connecting on 50% of their shot attempts. "We struggled to make baskets all night".  Head coach Freda Freeman-Jackson said.  "We must also pay attention to the fact that we didn't do a very good job on defense either".

The biggest deficit of the game was 20 points (51-31) with 6:52 left in the game.  But the Lady Hornets began to cut into that lead and after two free throws by Jasmine Quinn with 4:33 left, that lead had narrowed down to nine points (51-42) with 4:14. 

From there AAMU's Whiquita Tobar scored five points and NaDra Robertson added two more that pushed the lead back out 56-42 and ended ASU's run and hopes for a comeback.  Tobar led all scorers with 24 points and added seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.  She was the only Lady Bulldog to reach double figures.

ASU was led by Millicent Jones who scored 11 points.  Yahindra Edwards finished with 10, while Tanika Jackson was held 14 points below her average.  She only scored six points and finished with 13 rebounds for The Lady Hornets.

ASU finished the game only shooting 27 percent from the field and AAMU shot 52 percent.  ASU's 17 turnovers led to 19 AAMU points.

ASU (6-17/3-9 SWAC) ended up winning two out of three games on their home stand.  They will travel to Baton Rouge Saturday, Feb. 19 to face Southern University.  Tip-off is slated for 2 pm.


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