SAVANNAH, GA – Both the Savannah State women and men’s basketball teams look to end the season on a high note, when they host FAMU for the final home game of the season.
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Hendrix Sets 3-Pointer Single Season School Record in a 65-46 win over FAMU
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Junior guard Kenyata Hendrix recorded a game-high five made 3-point baskets to give her 59 made 3-pointers this season to set the 3-pointer school record for a single season in the Division I era as the Savannah State University women’s basketball team (10-18, 7-9 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) defeated Florida A&M (15-14, 9-7 MEAC) 65-46 in the final home game of the season in Tiger Arena Thursday.
Hendrix beat the previous record of 55 made 3-pointers by Kermetris Hill during the 2004-05 season and has made 140 career 3-pointers, which ranks second in school history and needs 14 made 3-point field goals to set the school record.
The Carrollton, Ga., native recorded a game-high 23 points on 8-for-13 shooting from the floor, including 5-for-7 from the 3-point line with three rebounds and three assists. The 23 points gives her 872 career points, which moves her into sixth place in school history.
Junior guard Rhianna Warren added 10 points and six rebounds with two assists and three steals, while junior forward Jeremica Edwards added nine points on 4-for-6 shooting from the floor with five rebounds. Junior center Tiyonda Davis added six rebounds, three blocks and three steals, while sophomore forward Jada Young added seven points on 3-for-5 shooting from the floor with two rebounds.
The Lady Tigers shot 41.4 (12-for-29) percent from the floor in the first half, including 66.7 (6-for-9) behind the 3-point line and shot 50.0 (14-for-28) percent, including 60.0 (3-for-5) from the 3-point line in the second half for a game total of 45.6 (26-for-57) percent, including 64.3 (9-for-14) from the 3-point line.
The Rattlers shot 21.4 (6-for-28) percent from the floor in the first half, including 36.4 (4-for-11) percent from the 3-point line and shot 33.3 (10-for-30) from the floor in the second half, including 0-for-5 from the 3-point line for a game total of 27.6 (16-for-58) percent from the floor, including 25.0 (4-for-16) from the 3-point line.
An Edwards layup got the scoring going to put the Lady Tigers up 2-0 with 8:41 remaining in the first quarter, but the Rattlers scored 11 of the next 14 points to take a six-point lead, 11-5, at the 5:34 mark. The Lady Tigers scored the next seven points to take a point lead, 12-11, with 3:28 left, but the Rattlers retook the lead by scoring the next five points, 17-12, at the 1:46 mark, but SSU scored the final five points to tie the game at 17 after one quarter of play.
A Hendrix 3-pointer gave SSU a three-point lead, 20-17, with 9:38 remaining in the second quarter, but FAMU scored the next four points to take a point lead, 21-20, with 8:53 left in the first half. A Hendrix 3-pointer at the 3:09 mark gave the Lady Tigers a four-point lead, 25-21, and snapped a 3:47 scoreless streak by both teams and finished the second quarter by scoring the final five points to take a nine-point lead into the locker rooms.
Hendrix led SSU with 11 points in the first half on 4-for-7 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-4 from the 3-point line, while Davis added five rebounds, two blocks and three steals and Warren added eight points and three rebounds.
The Lady Tigers scored the first three points of the third quarter to capture a 12-point lead, 33-21, with 9:25 remaining in the quarter, but FAMU scored the next three points to cut the lead to nine points, 33-24, with 8:00 left. SSU finished the quarter scoring 14 of the final 18 points to take a 19-point lead, 47-28, after three quarters.
A junior forward Caprisha Treadwell jumper gave the Lady Tigers a game-high 21 point lead, 49-28, with 9:45 remaining in the game, but FAMU scored seven of the next eight points to cut the lead to 15, 50-35, at the 7:41 mark. The Lady Tigers scored nine of the next 12 points to take a 21-point lead, 59-38, with 4:14 left, but FAMU scored the next six points, 59-44, at the 2:39 mark. The Lady Tigers scored six of the final eight points to take home the 19-point win.
The Rattlers were led by Khadejra Young with 15 points and added six rebounds, two assists and three steals, while Victoria Nguyen added eight points and five rebounds and Olivia Antilla added seven points and four rebounds. Alicia McCray led the team with eight rebounds.
The Lady Tigers start postseason play with the MEAC Championship that starts on Monday. SSU plays South Carolina State University (11-15, 7-9 MEAC) on Tuesday at noon in Norfolk, Va.
Newspaper Box Score
Florida A&M vs Savannah State
03/03/16 6 p.m. at Savannah, Ga. (Tiger Arena)
At Savannah, Ga. (Tiger Arena)
SAVANNAH STATE 65, FLORIDA A&M 46
FLORIDA A&M (15-14, 9-7 MEAC)
YOUNG,Khadejra 5-15 5-6 15; NGUYEN,Victoria 3-5 2-2 8; ANTILLA,Olivia 2-13
2-2 7; HOLLAND,London 2-8 0-0 6; DIXON,Kenya 2-3 0-0 5; McCRAY,Alicia 1-6
1-6 3; NJOKU,Jessica 1-3 0-0 2; WHITLOW,DeAnn 0-0 0-0 0; OUATTARA,Florence
0-0 0-0 0; ROBERTSON,Jasmine 0-4 0-0 0; KING,Dawn 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 16-58
SAVANNAH STATE (10-18, 7-9 MEAC)
HENDRIX,Kenyata 8-13 2-3 23; WARREN,Rhianna 4-12 0-0 10; EDWARDS,Jeremica
4-6 1-2 9; YOUNG,Jada 3-5 1-2 7; RICHARDSON,Tanease 2-3 0-0 4; BROWN,Deyja
1-3 0-0 3; FIELDS,Lauryn 1-4 0-0 3; TREADWELL,Caprisha 1-3 0-0 2;
SHAW,Taylor-Ashley 1-5 0-0 2; COLBERT,Charlinda 1-2 0-1 2; BUSH,Destini 0-0
0-0 0; ANDERSON,Jacqueline 0-0 0-0 0; DAVIS,Tiyonda 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-57
Florida A&M………………. 17 4 7 18 – 46
Savannah State……………. 17 13 17 18 – 65
3-point goals–Florida A&M 4-16 (HOLLAND,London 2-5; ANTILLA,Olivia 1-8;
DIXON,Kenya 1-1; ROBERTSON,Jasmine 0-1; KING,Dawn 0-1), Savannah State 9-14
(HENDRIX,Kenyata 5-7; WARREN,Rhianna 2-3; FIELDS,Lauryn 1-3; BROWN,Deyja
1-1). Fouled out–Florida A&M-None, Savannah State-DAVIS,Tiyonda.
Rebounds–Florida A&M 40 (McCRAY,Alicia 8), Savannah State 39
(WARREN,Rhianna 6; DAVIS,Tiyonda 6). Assists–Florida A&M 6 (YOUNG,Khadejra
2; McCRAY,Alicia 2), Savannah State 13 (FIELDS,Lauryn 4). Total
fouls–Florida A&M 14, Savannah State 15. Technical fouls–Florida A&M-None,
Savannah State-None. A-1105