Women's Basketball

WBB Breaks Century Scoring Record In 109-67 Home Opener Win Against North American

The Texas women's team came out victorious in its home opener against North American with a historic 109-67 score inside the Arena on Tuesday afternoon.

The 109 points were the most points scored by TSU since defeating Tougaloo College 106-46 on Jan. 8. 2002. The last time TSU scored over 100 points was against Alcorn, as TSU won 105-70 on Jan. 6, 2020.

Texas Southern (1-1 Overall, 0-0 ) was paced by Daeja Holmes who had a game-high 26 points as she added eight rebounds. Shomari Phillips added in 17 points, while Jordyn Turner chipped in 12 points and five boards.

The Stallions (0-2 Overall, 0-0 RRAC) were led offensively by Keiarra Rivers who posted a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds.

The first quarter was close as there were three ties at scores of two, 11 and 20. The held the slight advantage 25-22 going into the second quarter while never looking back the remainder of the game.

TSU dominated in second quarter outscoring the Stallions 28-11, while shooting 11 of 22 from the field as Holmes would score eight of her points in the period including two three-pointers. Texas Southern led 53-33 going into the half.

The closes North American would get was a 17-point deficit with 9:15 remaining in the third after a good jumper by Elisa Peralta as the Tigers took the 109-67 victory.

The Tigers will travel to North Folk, Va. to take on Old Dominion on Friday at with a 10 a.m. tip-off. 

Courtesy: TSUSports.com


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