ITTA BENA, Miss. – The Mississippi Valley State University women’s basketball program won three of the four quarters by a combined seven points but the one quarter it lost was costly, a 31-19 Texas Southern controlled third quarter that ended up being the difference in a five-point loss.
- Final Score: Texas Southern 82 | Mississippi Valley State 77
- Records: Mississippi Valley State (3-19, 2-12 SWAC) | Texas Southern (9-12, 9-5 SWAC)
- Location: Itta Bena, Mississippi – R.W. Harrison HPER Complex
- Series History: Mississippi Valley State Leads 42-40
- Winning Streak: Texas Southern (W10) | Mississippi Valley State’s Last Win: January 23, 2017 (75-74)
Mississippi Valley State Top Performers
- Public address announcer Jerome Blake described Ronni Williams best by calling her “Mrs. 40 Minutes Of Hell” in the pregame introductions and she delivered once again. The Memphis native was everywhere, posting 11 points, eight rebounds, a team-best seven assists and a game-high three steals while putting in 37 minutes of work.
- Zakiya Mahoney notched her fourth career double-double and first of the season, putting together a tied for season-best 11 rebounds and 11 points for her second and 13th outings with ten or more, respectively.
- Mikayla Etienne tied her season-best for field goals made (8) and fell one point shy of her point total, leading the Devilettes in scoring at 19 on 8-of-20 (40%) shooting.
- Kerrigan Johnson had her sixth double-digit scoring performance of 2021-22, tallying 11 points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists.
- Sarah Moore had a rough night offensively but made up for it by cleaning up the boards once again, nabbing 12 rebounds to give her nine contests of ten-plus boards including three straight.
- Milia Gibson matched her season-high for points with ten to be the fifth and final Devilette to reach the teens. She hit on four of her seven shot attempts (57.1%) to go along with four rebounds, two steals and an assist as well.
- Mississippi Valley State pulled down over 50 rebounds in a game for the first time in seven years, accomplishing the feat for the first time since grabbing 51 at Ole Miss in November of 2015.
- Valley won the rebounding battle for just the third time this year (52-44) and committed fewer turnovers (20-17).
MVSU will look to send its seniors off on a high note in front of the home crowd Monday night as they take on Prairie View at 5:30 p.m. for Senior Night.
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