Southeastern wins 64-40 against South Alabama

MOBILE, ala. – The Southeastern Louisiana University women’s basketball team won against South Alabama 64-40 in Mobile, Ala at the Mitchell Center on Tuesday night.

The Lady Lions (3-2) now improve their record with another road victory after two heavy losses last week against Utah and San Diego State.

Taylor Bel was a standout Lady Lion as she led Southeastern in scoring with 17 points throughout the game. Chrissie Brown also had a great game coming off the bench and hitting double-doubles with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Hailey Giaratano also piled up the stats sheet with 14 points, three rebounds and one assist.

South Alabama’s star player for Tuesday’s game was Kelsey Thompson with 15 points, six rebounds and a single assist throughout the game.

. The Lions started without baskets in the first two minutes of the game, unlike previous appearances. You could tell Southeastern finally got comfortable on the hardwood as they were finally able to take the lead 8-5 in the last two minutes of the first quarter. Bell was able to pull in her first points of the game with just under a minute left in the first period. Lions took the lead with a 13-7 lead.

Jenn Pierre got in on the action with some action behind her and has an assist for Taylor Bell as she sank on a jump shot in the second quarter.

Chrissie Brown leads by six points in the first half with 7:49 left in the half. USA tried to pick up the pace but Southeastern kept up well but neither team had been able to hit a three in the first half until USA’s Kelsey Thompson slumped in her first run and three on 6 :53 in the second period.

After rest, Daya Harvey posted her first third three-pointer and led the Lady Lions in points above the arc.

SLU continued to control the ball throughout the fourth quarter as their confidence grew. They extended their lead to a 24-point lead, which was their second largest lead so far this season. Alex Horn was able to bring in several minutes and baskets as she was able to score some field goals early in the fourth quarter.

Southeastern would close the game with a jump shot from Brown in the last two minutes of the game and a defensive rebound from freshman Allasia Washington as the clock ran out and the Lady Lions took home the win.

The Lady Lions had a shooting average of 39.1% compared to South Alabama’s 26.5%. Southeastern also had 22 points from the bench, 64 possession, and a 47% scoring average.

Southeastern will spend the weekend at home to face Dillard at the University Center on Friday, November 25 at 7 p.m. Audio streaming and live stats are available on the Southeastern Women’s Basketball Schedule page at


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