The Savannah State Women’s basketball team tipped off its season on Tuesday night with a 155-26 win over Wesleyan College. The Lady Tigers were unstoppable on offense and impenetrable on defense as the defended their home court.
Heniaya Moton led the Lady Tigers with 34 points, shooting 68% from the field. Followed by Myasia Jones with 28 points, Alexxus Sowell with 19 points, and Jacquece Alston with 13 points. With Sowell shooting 100% from the field and Alston posting a triple double with points, assists, and steals, The Lady Tigers were very tough to stop.
SSU had control the whole game and never let up. The Lady Tigers started off hot in the first quarter as they scored 41 points and held Wesleyan to only 6 points. SSU took a commanding 79-12 lead into halftime, but they weren’t done yet. The Lady Tigers went on to score 76 points in the second half and finish the game strong. Tiger defense also held Wesleyan to under 10 points in each quarter.
The Lady Tigers were also able to rewrite the NCAA record books, as 155 points is the most scored since 1987. The 129-point win also set a new NCAA record that was standing since 2016.
SSU forced 57 turnovers with 44 steals on the night. Multiple Lady Tigers contributed with 5+ steals including: Myasia Jones (5), Jalea Gray (6), Henaiya Moton (9), and Jacquece Alston (12).
Savannah State will take on Carver College in Tiger Arena to start off the week next Monday (Nov. 12) at 7 p.m. Followed by another home game vs. Georgia Southern University on Friday (Nov. 16) at 7 p.m.