PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Senior forward Briana Green’s third double-double of the season powered Southern to a 71-52 victory Sunday at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Green led all scorers with 18 points and 10 rebounds, a game high. Samantha Duncan chipped in 15 points in 29 minutes.
"I thought it was a total team effort," said coach Sandy Pugh. "(Skylar O'Bear) was in early foul trouble. Briana made some baskets, but it was a total team effort.
"I think Courtney Parsons was solid at the point guard position."
After Tiffany Murdock's layup gave UAPB a 9-8 lead, a Green jumper sparked a 12-1 run over the final 2:31 in the first quarter.
The Jaguars (5-9, 1-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who have won three straight games, continued their defensive intensity, reeking havoc on UAPB's offense by forcing turnovers and picking up 18 of their 27 points off 11 turnovers in the first half to give Southern a 22-point lead at halftime.
"We were able to control the tempo and maintain our full-court pressure," Pugh said. "The ladies off the bench (Alyric Scott and Jaden Towner) turned in another solid effort."
Scott and Towner had eight points each, helping Southern to another strong effort from its bench. Southern’s reserves, who have averaged more than 20 points in conference play, combined for 26 points.
Faith Ohanta led Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3-11, 1-3) with 13 points in 28 minutes off the bench. Destiny Brewton and Trasity Totten scored eight points each for Arkansas-Pine Bluff.