Mississippi Valley State Game Notes
ITTA BENA, Miss. – The Mississippi Valley State University women’s basketball program is looking to win back-to-back games against Alcorn for the first time since 2013-14, winning the prior meeting between these two clubs last year.
What You Need to Know
- Time and Date: Monday, February 7 (5:30 p.m.)
- Video: https://youtu.be/UpmOV5DKcds
- Audio: http://www.gwoodlive.com/ (Lee Hall & Joshua Davis)
- Tickets: https://www.impacttickets.com/
- Records: Mississippi Valley State (2-16, 1-9 SWAC) | Alcorn (2-15, 1-9 SWAC)
- Location: Itta Bena, Mississippi – R.W. Harrison HPER Complex
- Series History: Alcorn Leads 57-29
- Last Meeting: February 13, 2021 | Mississippi Valley State 69, Alcorn 67 | Itta Bena, Mississippi (R.W. Harrison HPER Complex)
- Winning Streak: Mississippi Valley State (W1) | Alcorn’s Last Win: January 16, 2021 (68-53)
Mississippi Valley State Overview
Whether the shots are falling or not, one thing that this team can be counted on is to try a bunch of triples. Valley tops the conference in threes attempted (448), threes made (128), and threes per game (7.1) while posting top-20 and top-30 marks nationally regarding turnovers forced (21.22) and offensive boards per game (14.7), respectively.
Despite being snubbed from being named the SWAC’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, Ronni Williams had the most impressive performance by a Devilette in years versus Pine Bluff, notching the school’s first triple-double in three years with 17 points, 11 assists, and ten rebounds. The Memphis product currently is second in the SWAC with 92 dimes, is averaging the second-most dishes a night (5.1, top-35 in NCAA) and is runner-up league-wide for steals a game as well at 2.33.
Mikayla Etienne most embodies the philosophy Coach Walker-Johnson preaches, leading the league with 114 tries from distance while making the third-highest amount in average at 1.76.
Scouting The Opponent: Alcorn Lady Braves
Alcorn has a nearly identical resume heading into the matchup, claiming a non-conference win (77-48 over Tougaloo) and one SWAC victory (61-59 at Alabama A&M).
Coach Nate Kilbert’s ladies have committed the third-fewest turnovers in the league this season at 310 and trails only the Devilettes in three-pointers a contest with 5.9 on average.
The Lady Braves have a solid stable of guards in Diamond Hall, Cayla Obillo, and LaRae Rascoe while Deja Mitchell patrols the paint as a forward/center.
‘#ValleyInMotion | #ForkEm | #LitBena