HOUSTON -- Alia Frank poured in a game-high 23 points Monday night to
send the Devilettes to a 68-54 win over Texas Southern at the H&PE
Arena. The junior standout hit nine of 13 shots and five of seven free
throws to keep Valley in third place in the SWAC standings behind
Southern and Alcorn State who are tied for the top spot.
The Devilettes (8-10, 5-2 SWAC) also got a double-double performance
from senior playmaker Ka'Neisha Smith, who put up 11 points and 13
rebounds. And, Lenise Stallings had another stellar performance with 17
points. She hit three of six shots and converted all eight free throw
MVSU hit 35.1 percent of its shots and hit 25 of 32 free throws, that made a big difference in the game.
None of Texas Southern players reached double-figures in points. TSU
went cold in the second half, hitting just 7 of 27 shots. The Devilettes
outscored the Tigers 42-28 in the final 20 minutes.
MVSU will host rival Jackson State on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Harrison HYPER Complex.