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Lady Bulldogs Lose In SWAC Quarterfinals

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Garland, TX – No. 3 seeded Mississippi Valley State University held off No. 6 seed Alabama A&M to claim a 63-60 win on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tournament.Lenise Stallings led MVSU (16-14) with 17 points going 3-for-6 from the floor and hitting all eight attempts at the free-throw line.

A’Shanti Weathers recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Jasmyne Sanders chipped in 13 points and Joncyee Sanders registered game-highs with 11 boards and nine assists.

For AAMU, Brittney Strickland led all players with 20 points from 6-of-11 shooting. Jasmine Sanders followed with 11 points and eight boards.

After leading 30-26 at halftime, MVSU grasped a 57-49 advantage with 1:42 left in the game.

AAMU hit six consecutive free throws, including two from Strickland. On the Lady Bulldogs ensuing possession, Strickland connected a three-point basket before Shundray Davis hit a pair from the line to shrink the Devilettes’ lead, 57-54, with under a minute remaining.

However, with under 30 seconds left, Stallings hit four free throws to secure the win for MVSU.

Courtesy Alabama A&M Media Relations

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