Tigerettes storm past Stillman to improve to 12-0 in SIAC
The early season struggles that plagued Belinda Roby’s Golden Tigerette Basketball team are all but a memory now. The Tuskegee women have not lost a basketball game since the turn of the new year, and TU would complete a sweep of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night with a 78-58 victory. Tuskegee actually had a greater margin of victory in this game over the Lady Tigers than they did in their 66-51 win over Stillman that was played Jan. 28th inside the home confines of Daniel ‘Chappie’ James Center.
|Nnenne Eze is a primary reason why the Tigerettes remain undefeated in conference play, and are closing in on a #1 seed.
Alannah Vincent was the game’s leading scorer, as she scored 18 points while shooting 6-for-11 from the field. She was one of four Tuskegee players to score in double figures over the weekend, as NnenneEze was one rebound away from a double-double, with 16 points and nine rebounds. Amelia Dorton and Marie McAbee also score 14 and ten points, respectively.
The victory pushed Tuskegee’s win total to 15-6 overall, and left the Tigerettes as the final remaining undefeated team in conference play, at 12-0. Tuskegee has not lost a basketball game since dropping a pair of games during the Christmas break to Georgia College and State University (65-51 on Jan. 30) and North Carolina – Pembroke (68-59 on New Year’s Eve).
Tuskegee has four games remaining until the 2013 SIAC Conference Tournament, and there is a great chance for the Tigerettes to earn the #1 overall seed heading into the tournament. A prime opportunity has presented itself, toward the end of the week, with the final two home games of the season awaiting against Miles College on Saturday night, and LeMoyne-Owen College one week from today (next Monday). Tuskegee has already earned a pair of victories on the road against both teams, with one of Tuskegee’s closest games coming in Birmingham at Fair Park against the Lady Bears in a 48-42 win during the Jan. 31 contest. Two nights later, Tuskegee earned their greatest margin of victory in a single game this year, with an 85-40 victory over the Lady Magicians.
Saturday’s game will mark the first time that Tuskegee has played at home since going 4-0 on their recent home stand. Tuskegee’s average margin of victory during those four games played between Jan. 17 and Jan. 28 was by a dozen (12) points, and the closest victory in that home stand was a 70-66 victory over Kentucky State played Jan. 19. Both games on Saturday and Monday will start at 5:30 p.m.
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