BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Cherelle Jones made two free throws with 13.9 seconds left and high-seeded Jackson Stutter earned its first NCAA Match in 13 years with a 67-66 yell over 2d seed Alabama Stutter within the championship game of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Match on Saturday.
Jones, who used to be 19 of 40 from the road this season, and 16 of 46 closing season, came thru after grabbing an offensive rebound. Moments earlier SWAC freshman of the year Farrah Pearson hit a 3-pointer from the left cruise that attach Alabama Stutter on high 66-65 with 17.2 seconds left.
Ameshya Williams, the SWAC defensive player of the year, scored on a abet from Jones with 1: 29 of stir and Dayzsha Rogan, the SWAC player of the year, attach the Tigers on high 65-63 with a pair of free throws at 33.1.
Those plays adopted a 3-pointer from Ayana Emmanuel that capped an 11-0 Hornets bustle for a 63-61 lead.
Rogan led the Tigers (18-5) to their fifth NCAA Match with 25 functions. Jones scored 13, going 7 of 9 from the contemptible line, and grabbed 9 rebounds. Williams added 11 functions, 13 rebounds and 6 blocks.
Emmanuel led the Hornets (16-4) with 17 functions and Tamirea Thomas added 11.
The groups split right thru the regular season, with the Tigers securing the No. 1 seed by successful on the closing day. On the assorted hand, this game used to be a slugfest with the Hornets trailing 46-29 with lower than 5 minutes to stir within the third quarter.
The game had 52 turnovers (30 on the winners), 47 fouls (27 on the losers) and 58 free throws while every groups shot lower than 39% from the sphere.
Jackson Stutter has won eight SWAC championships, dating to the pre-Division I days, breaking a tie for the most with Grambling Stutter.
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