Huntsville – Gianne Fleming scored 20 points and Teera Williams added 17 to lead Texas Southern to a 62-57 women’s basketball victory over Sam Houston State Wednesday night at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
Sequeena Thomas scored 21 points and led both teams with 16 rebounds to pick up her 36th career game with double figure scoring and boards, a Sam Houston record. Britni Martin added 15 points.
Texas Southern (2-6) led by 10 points, 22-12, with 7:50 to play in the first half, but Sam Houston (2-4) roared back to tie the game at intermission.
The contest was tied 14 times with five lead changes before the Tigers took control late in the game, shooting 42.3 per cent in the second period. Texas Southern outscored the Bearkats in the paint 28-18.
Sam Houston was hampered by 28.4 percent shooting from the floor (21-of-74). The Kats went 6-of-23 from three point range.
The Bearkats out-rebounded Texas Southern 48-43. Morgan Simmons had 12 boards for the Tigers and Williams added 11 rebounds.