The Lady Jags faced off against the Lady Bulldogs of Tougaloo on a freezing Wednesday night. After their first win against Wiley College on Monday night, the Lady Jags turned around two days later and completely dominated Tougaloo on both sides of the ball.
To start the first quarter of the game, guard Brittany Rose started the offense off with a nice 7-0 run. A quick corner three, followed by a nice lay-up off of a fast break, and another easy two pointer off of one of many Bulldog turnovers. Once the Jaguars had the lead there was no coming back for the Bulldogs. The defense set the tone early, Jaguars forced sixteen turnovers in the first quarter and completely clogged the paint for the Bulldogs allowing only four points and forcing them to play outside the paint, compared to the Jaguars who had fourteen points in the paint. Lady Bulldogs had problems stopping plays in the paint the entire first quarter. Late in the first quarter Cabria Lee drove down the court on a fastbreak, which pushed the Jaguars lead up to 20-7. Bulldogs guard Melissa Creese hit a three pointer seconds into the end of the first quarter, giving them only ten points scored in the first quarter.
In the second quarter trying to get an offensive spark going for their depleted offense, Bulldogs forward Nyasia Beckles hit a quick jumpshot to get herself going in the game. But the Jaguars were quick to answer back by guard Jayden Towner with a contested lay-up, garnered by another fastbreak score by Chloe Fleming. By the middle of the second quarter the offense was clicking on all cylinders and went off on a tandem, from dropping a corner three by Caitlin Davis and scoring off of turnovers the Lady Jags completely annihilate the Bulldogs.
At halftime the Jaguars were up 58-19 on the Lady Bulldogs, with their field goal percentage at 66.7% and free throw percentage at 75%, in the first two quarters all the Lady Jags had to do was keep the same game plan and shooting rotation, they would have another W in the win column. In the second half of the game it was much of the same blueprint as it was in the first half of the game. Turnovers, fastbreak points, second chance points and a great offensive game plan the Lady Jags cruised past the Lady Bulldogs with ease. Ending the game with shooting over fifty percent on the floor, and almost eighty percent at the free throw line the Lady Jags improved to 2-1 on the season.
Following a 69-63 loss against Wichita State at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas on November 17, the Lady Jags will be at Nebraska (11/20) and at Texas (11/24) to continue their road trip.