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Prairie View wins fourth consecutive SWAC title

Prairie View Lady Panthers celebrate 4th consecutive SWAC tournament title
Prairie View Lady Panthers celebrate 4th consecutive SWAC tournament title
Lou Roesch

With the game tied at 51-51, Prairie View Head coach Dawn Brown set her team a message.
“Don’t allow TSU to take this moment from you.”
The Lady Panthers (15-17) finished the game with a 12-5 run earning their fourth consecutive SWAC tournament title and fifth in six seasons defeating the Texas Southern Lady Tigers 63-58.
The Lady Panthers missed their first seven shots and trailed 9-3 early before the team found its footing. Prairie View grabbed it’s first lead of the game 13-12 as Houston native LarReahn Washington (20 points) hit the open three with 8:21 left. She struck again in the closing seconds of the first half giving PVAMU a 31-29 halftime lead.
Strong board play from Larissa Scott, Asha Hampton-Finch, and All-SWAC tournament player Shamiya Brooks backed up Brown’s pregame message to the team “dominate and destroy.” The three combined for 13 points, 21 rebounds, two blocks, and five assists.
Jeanette Jackson, SWAC tournament MVP, (22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists) scored the team’s final six points to seal the win.
With the win, the Lady Panthers join Jackson State (1982-85) and Grambling State (1996-99) as the only teams to win four consecutive titles.
Jazzmin Parker hit the game’s first shot giving TSU the lead but then went stone cold missing her next five shots. Parker finished with 20 points in the losiing effort. Morgan Simmons pulled down 18 rebounds in the final game of 201 4 for the Lady Tigers.
In the nightcap, Prairie View has an opportunity to become the only school to have men and women’s champion in the same season in what is already a historic championship day with both the men’s and women’s team form TSU and PVAMU vying for titles

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