TSUSports.com: Fourth-quarter surge lifts @TSUWomensHoops past Grambling


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GRAMBLING, La. – The Lady Tigers of Texas Southern University overwhelmed Grambling in the fourth quarter Monday to claim a 73-63 win.

Graduate transfer Taylor Robinson (pictured) came off the TSU bench to score 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the field to help the visiting Lady Tigers pull away from Grambling in the fourth quarter. The 6-foot-4 Robinson scored nine points and pulled in three offensive rebounds in the final period.

Joyce Kennerson poured in a game-high 23 points and Kaitlyn Palmer added 20 points for Texas Southern (8-8), which improved its Southwestern Athletic Conference record to 3-2 with the win. Palmer was 6-of-11 from 3-point range during the game.

Kennerson recorded game highs of five assists and five steals to lead the visiting Lady Tigers. Meanwhile, TSU held Grambling's Shakyla Hill, who made national news with the NCAA's first quadruple-double in a quarter-century, to 12 points, four assists and two steals.

Jazmin Boyd scored 13 points off the GSU bench for Grambling (7-10, 4-2 SWAC).

A 13-4 TSU run midway through the fourth quarter helped the visiting Tigers pull away from Grambling in what had been a very close game up to that point. Five different TSU players scored during that three-minute stretch, which was capped with a Palmer 3-pointer with 4:12 remaining to put the visitors ahead 66-55.

Texas Southern shot 60 percent (9 of 15) from the floor during the fourth quarter as the visiting Lady Tigers outscored Grambling 24-14.

TSU's inside game was key to claiming the team's third win in its last four games. The visitors outrebounded Grambling 44-26, and held a 19-8 advantage in second-chance points. TSU also outscored Grambling 34-22 in the paint.

Palmer's six 3-pointers were the most by a Texas Southern player against another NCAA Division I team since she went 8-of-16 from the perimeter in her TSU debut in the team's 89-68 win at UTEP in the 2016-17 season opener.

Camille Mills and Breasia McElrath scored seven points apiece for Texas Southern. McElrath pulled in seven rebounds, while Mills, TSU's top rebounder and the second-leading rebounding guard in the SWAC, grabbed six rebounds.

The Lady Tigers return to action Saturday when they host Mississippi Valley State at TSU's H&PE Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Courtesy: TSU Athletics