Southern seniors Kendra Coleman and Jasmine Jefferson hope for a special finish _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University Lady Jaguars forward/center Jasmine Jefferson (15) grapples for control of the ball with Mississippi Valley State Devilettes forward Ashley Beals (20), Monday, Jan. 19, at Southern's F. G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge.


The Southern women’s basketball team seems to have righted the ship after a rough start to the Southwestern Athletic Conference season.

The Jaguars, who are the defending conference champions and preseason pick to repeat, lost two of their first three games, matching their loss total for the 18-game SWAC schedule last season.

But since then they have made significant improvement with decisive victories against Jackson State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State.

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