HAMMOND — The Southeastern Louisiana women’s basketball team shot 62.5 percent from the field in the second half on the way to an 85-72 win over Spring Hill in women’s college basketball Sunday afternoon at the University Center.
The Lady Lions (4-4) had four players in double figures in the win and forced Spring Hill into 21 turnovers.
Aja Gibson lead Southeastern with 19 points. She was joined by Elizabeth Styles (11 points), Brandi Simmons (10) and Jessica Sommers (10).
Simmons and Latoria Holder led the Lady Lions with four assists apiece.
“We didn’t do a great job of executing our game plan in the first half,” Southeastern coach Lori Davis Jones said. “We knew our post tandem of Aja Gibson and Brandi Simmons was going to cause matchup problems down low, and we did a pretty good job getting them involved early and often.
“We’re playing with six new players, and with that, we’re still learning each time out,” Jones added.
Southeastern connected on 53.7 percent (36-for-67) from the field for the game.
LaSheena Nation led Spring Hill with 18 points. April Bradford added 17 points and eight blocks, Kristin Rogers had 11 points and six rebounds, and Bria Bohanon had 10 points and five assists.
MISSISSIPPI STATE 70, TULANE 55: In Starkville, Miss., Diamber Johnson scored Mississippi State’s first 10 points en route to a game-high 28.
Porsha Porter added 14 points and three assists for the Lady Bulldogs (7-1). Ashley Brown added 11 points, 11 rebounds and three assists; and Kendra scored 11.
Adesuwa Ebomwonyi had 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead Tulane (6-2).
“I certainly think Mississippi State really stepped up today,” Tulane coach Lisa Stockton said. “They played very, very well today. You look at (Diamber) Johnson, she was on fire — especially in those first five minutes. Mississippi State does not make this many 3s. They made nine 3s in this game, and that’s tough to combat.”