Courtesy of GSU Athletic Communications
Jurnee McLaurin had a career night for Grambling State University, scoring a career-best 18 points as the Lady Tigers fell to Mississippi State 73-47 at Humphrey Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
McLaruin went 6-for-12 from the field, grabbing five rebounds with two steals.
Grambling state utilized the three-ball to keep pace with Mississippi State in the opening period. The Lady Tiger connected on 4-of-8 from behind the arc.
The Lady Tigers opened the scoring on a 3-pointer from Colbi Maples. Later in the quarter, she gave the Lady Tigers an 8-4 lead with at the 5:33 mark, when she connected on her second three of the game.
Maples was GSU’s second-leading scorer on the afternoon, contributing 16 points, five rebounds and a pair of assists.
Jurnee McLaurin also knocked down a pair of shots from behind the arc in the first quarter. Her second shot made the score 16-14 in favor of MSU with 1:33 to go in the first. The Bulldogs scored closed the first quarter on a 6-0 run to grab a 22-14 lead
GSU struggled to find consistency in the second quarter, shooting just 21.4 percent from the field (3-of-14). The Lady Tigers were held scoreless for the first 5:33 of the second period, while MSU built a 31-14 advantage. Maples ended the scoring drought with a layup with 4:27 left in the half. The Bulldogs led 44-21 going into the break.
MSU led by as many as 30 points in the 4th quarter, 70-40. Two Mississippi State players registered double-doubles. Jessika Carter scored 15 points with 14 boards, while Denae Carter posted a 13-point, 11 rebound outing. Debreasha Powe led the Bulldogs with a game-high 19 points.
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