Jaguars set to avenge loss to GSU
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Updated: Saturday, February 2, 2013 18:02
This Saturday the Women are looking to extend their six game win streak against rival Grambling State Saturday Feb. 1 at 2 p.m.
The tigers are responsible for handing the jags their only loss in conference play, a 92-76 win over the Jaguars Jan. 6.
“It was one of our worst games of the year. I was extremely disappointed in our over all effort, intensity, and pace of the game. What we have to do is play some defense, and play jaguar basketball and everything else will take care of it self.” Women’s head basketball coach Sandy Pugh said.
The lady jags are going into Saturdays match up tied for first place in the conference with Texas Southern.
“We are the number one team, and as such every time we hit the floor we will bring everyone our A-game.” Pugh said.
The Lady Tigers are currently in 9th place and have only one two of their last seven since the two last met in early January.
This weekend’s match up will take place on alumni night in the mini dome and former Southern University basketball great Avery Johnson will be honored in a court dedication ceremony.
Despite starting the season with nine straight losses the Jaguars have gone 9-2 since then.
They have been rolling through conference play with a average margin of victory of 12 points and will look to redeem their self.
In their last match up the tigers bombed the jags from three point range making ten threes.
The Jaguars are currently in first place for 3-point field goal percentage defense and the lady tigers are first in the 3-point field goal percentage ironically.
The Lady Tigers feature the number one leading scorer in the SWAC JoAnna Miller and the fifth leading scorer in the conference Cierra Ceazer.
Southern features three top 25 scorers in Kendra Coleman, Adrian Sanders, and Lechell Rush.
“Adrian is very well capable of getting you 20-25 points a night because of her size she can hit the 3 ball, she can get to the mid range, and she can post up any small guard in this league. That’s a great combination. I’m looking forward to her and Kendra having a stellar night on Saturday and Monday.” Pugh said.
The contest between the two teams is something the Jaguars is excited and anxious about.
“We take every game one game at a time. We’re excited about it, the students get geared up for this rivalry and when we come out we will definitely give them something to cheer for,” Pugh said.