HAMMOND — Jackson State outrebounded Southeastern Louisiana 52-34 in a 79-72 win over the Lady Lions on Thursday at the University Center.
The Lady Tigers (5-4) took 72 shots and took advantage of second chances to outscore the Lady Lions 28-15 in the fourth quarter to overcome a 57-51 deficit.
KaeLynn Boyd scored a team-high 22 points in her Lady Lion debut. Boyd, who sat out the first semester after transferring from Texas-Pan American, went 5-of-15 from the field and 9-of-11 from the free-throw line. She also led the Lady Lions (1-8) with eight rebounds, eight assists and five steals.
Taylin Underwood added 18 points and six rebounds, while Nanna Pool had 14 points and four rebounds.
Derica Wiggins came off the bench to score a game-high 27 points for Jackson State. She also had seven rebounds. Nyahok Bile also had 13 points and eight rebounds as the Lady Tiger reserves scored 52 points.
Tiara Pollnitz contributed 12 points, while Kierra Adams tied Bile for the team lead with eight rebounds.
UNC-GREENSBORO 81, UNO 79: In New Orleans, UNO failed to foul and extend the game in the final seconds of a loss to UNC-Greensboro at the Lakefront Arena.
Randi Brown hit a scoring flurry in the second half and had seven points in the final minute of the game. Brown hit two free throws with 12 seconds remaining to put the Privateers (3-5) within two. However, UNCG was able to keep the ball away from the Privateers ran out the clock to secure the win.
The final quarter saw 55 points combined between both teams as UNCG accounted for 31, while the Privateers scored 24. The Spartans doubled up the Privateers at the free-throw line (28-14).
UNCG turned a strong finish in the third quarter to an 8-1 run that started the fourth, which gave the Spartans a 58-57 lead. UNCG (5-6) never trailed for the rest of the game, but never led by more than four points. The game was tied twice in that span.
Brown finished with 21 points, with 19 of those coming in the second half, five rebounds, three steals, and two assists, while logging 27 minutes. Bria Platenburg added 12 points and Danielle Davis had eight points along with a team-high five assists. Halie Matthews added eight points and seven rebounds.
Lucy Mason finished with 28 points despite shooting just 5-of-15 from the field. Mason went 17-of-20 from the free throw line and added seven assists, four rebounds, and four steals for UNCG. Shanese Harris added 18 points, while Jade Scaife went for a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards.
The Privateers will face Arkansas at 7 p.m. Dec. 30 on the road.