Lady Lions Drop SWAC Opener to Mississippi Valley St., 62-56
Junior Aiya El Hassan led the Lady Lions in double figures scoring with 11 points
Pine Bluff, Ark.-Two Lady Lions scored in double figures led by junior Aiya El Hassan 11 points but the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff women’s basketball team fell in its Southwestern Athletic Confernce opener Saturday night from H.O. Clemmons Arena by an 62-56 margin to visiting Mississippi Valley State (2-10, 1-0 SWAC).
Junior Kyeonia Harris added 10 points, while senior, preaseason all conference Shawntayla Harris added 10 points for UAPB (2-5, 0-1 SWAC). Junior Sha’kendra Tilley added a team-high seven rebounds, two assists and one steals for the Lady Lions.
Fast Break Points
UAPB Lady Lions has opened SWAC play with Mississippi Valley in five straight seasons under head coach Nate Kilbert.
This is the Aiya El hassan second game of the season, where she has led UAPB in scoring.
The Lady Lions outscored the Delta Devilettes bench 36 to 7.
Turning point of the game, Mississippi Valley outscored UAPB in the paint 24 to 18.
UAPB Lady Lions will take a break from conference play to host Lemoyne Owens College in a reschedule game, Wednesday at 6pm in the H.O. Clemmons Arena.