Devilettes Head To Jackson In Search Of Handing Lady Tigers First Loss

Mississippi Valley State Game Notes

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Valley State University women’s basketball program is embracing the role of spoiler for Saturday’s final go-round as Ronni Williams, Sarah Moore and the other six seniors look to end their tenures on a high note by taking down the mighty Lady Tigers

What You Need to Know 

  • Time and Date: Saturday, March 5 (3 p.m.)
  • Records: Mississippi Valley State (4-21, 3-14 SWAC) | Jackson State (19-6, 17-0 SWAC)
  • Location: Jackson, Mississippi – Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center
  • Series History: Jackson State Leads 56-33
  • Last Meeting: February 5, 2022 | Jackson State 88, Mississippi Valley State 54 | Itta Bena, Mississippi (R.W. Harrison HPER Complex)
  • Winning Streak: Jackson State (W9) | Mississippi Valley State’s Last Win: January 27, 2018 (72-61)

Mississippi Valley State Overview

The Devilettes lead the SWAC in three-pointers per game (6.8), are top-15 nationally for turnovers forced (21.38) and top-45 regarding steals a contest (9.8).

Ronni Williams will be participating in her 101st and possibly final career game at Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. Miss MVSU has made her case to be included in the All-SWAC conversation as she leads the league in both assists (5.4) and steals (2.42) per game while ranking second for assist-to-turnover ratio (1.37).

Sarah Moore went from role player to full-time starter and one of the best players on the team over the course of the year, averaging the third-most rebounds in the SWAC at 9.4 while leading Coach Walker-Johnson’s club with three double-doubles.

Zakiya Mahoney and Mikayla Etienne are in line to finish the campaign as the top two scorers for the Green and White, dropping 13.4 and 11.7 points per game, respectively.

Scouting The Opponent: Jackson State Lady Tigers

Coach Tomekia Reed’s group has been nothing short of dominant, peeling off 17 wins in-a-row with 14 of those coming by double-digit margins.

To give perspective on just how head-and-shoulders JSU has been over the SWAC this season, the NCAA statistical database provides numbers of 32 different categories and the Blue Bengals are number one in the conference in 20 which accounts for 62.5%.

The runaway favorite for SWAC Player of the Year and ringleader of the Lady Tigers continues to be Ameshya Williams-Holiday. The center out of Gulfport, Mississippi has 18 double-doubles, averages nearly three blocks per game (2.76), connects on 57.6% of her field goal attempts, grabs 11.4 boards a contest and scores 19.6 points on average.

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