TSUSports.com: Henry and Cisse Combine For 40 Points In Home Win Against Southern


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PJ Henry and Johnathan Cisse combined for 40 points as the Texas Southern men’s basketball team held the game early on, defeating Southern University, 68-56 inside the H&PE Arena on Monday Night.

After a tie at eight, a jumper by Dre’Shawn Allen would put the Jaguars (16-10 Overall, 10-3 SWAC) on top 10-8, with 14 minutes left in the first half, but that would be Southern’s only lead as Texas Southern (10-14, 8-5) showed no mercy for the remainder of the game.

Kenny Hunter sparked the lead for the Tigers with back-to-back shots including a dunk, then a layup assisted by Cisse. After an exchange of baskets with Texas Southern leading, 14-13, the Tigers used a 14-4 run capped by a pair of free-throws by Cisse to lead 28-17 with 3:24 remaining in the first half.

The Tigers rounded out the first half with tres by Henry (2) and Cisse (1) as the Tigers held a 37-23 advantage going into the locker room.

Down the stretch, the game got as close as a seven point Tiger lead (60-53) after a three-pointer by Tidjiane Dioumassi, but TSU refused to go away quietly as they used a 8-3 run to close out the game.

Henry led the Tiger offense with a game-high 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field including being 5-of-8 from behind the arc. Cisse followed go with 17 points and four steals. Kenny Hunter chipped in 11 points, five rebounds, and two blocks.

Southern was paced by Brandon Davis who registered 14 points, while Dioumassi added 13 points and eight assists.

Up Next
Texas Southern will travel to Itta Bena, Miss. to take on Mississippi Valley on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com