UAPB Women Hoops Green & Reese Help Dominate TAMUT 118-51 For Lady Lions First Win


PINE BLUFF, AR – Zaay Green went off for a triple-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists to lead the UAPB women’s basketball team over the Texas A&M-Texarkana Eagles 118-51 at home Saturday.

The Golden Lions (1-2) had six players score in double figures, led by Jelissa Reese, who had 25 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Green added a triple-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists and Corina Carter chipped in as well with 13 points, five assists and two steals.

UAPB grabbed 55 rebounds in Saturday’s game compared to Texas A&M-Texarkana’s 28, led by Green’s 13 boards. The Golden Lions also put in work on the offensive glass, turning 22 rebounds into 26 second chance points.

UAPB forced 28 Texas A&M-Texarkana turnovers while committing 13 themselves in Saturday’s game. The Golden Lions turned those takeaways into 41 points on the offensive end of the floor. Green’s three steals led the way for UAPB.

How It Happened

After jumping out to a 4-2 advantage, UAPB went on a 7-0 run with 8:26 left in the first quarter, culminating in a three from Kaila Walker, to increase its lead to 11-2. The Golden Lions then added five points to that lead by the end of the period and entered the quarter break with a 24-10 advantage. UAPB did most of its first quarter damage in the paint, scoring 12 of its 24 points close to the basket.

UAPB kept its first quarter lead intact before going on a 9-0 run starting at the 9:05 mark in the second period, highlighted by a three from Demetria Shephard, to increase its lead to 33-10. The Golden Lions proceeded to tack on 14 points to that lead and enjoyed a 59-22 advantage heading into halftime. UAPB forced 11 Texas A&M-Texarkana turnovers in the period and turned them into 16 points.

Following intermission, UAPB continued to expand its advantage, pushing it to 65-26 before going on a 7-0 run, punctuated by a basket from Green, to expand its lead further to 72-26 with 6:13 to go in the third. Before the third period was over, the Golden Lions added five points to that lead and entered the fourth quarter with a 87-36 edge. UAPB played well near the basket, scoring 20 of its 28 points in the paint.

UAPB kept widening that lead, expanding it to 104-44 before going on an 11-0 run to grow the lead to 115-44 with 1:50 to go in the contest. The Eagles narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Golden Lions still cruised the rest of the way for the 118-51 win. UAPB took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring 22 of its 31 points in the paint.

Game Notes

» Zaay Green had an amazing all-around day, recording 23 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists for a triple-double in the contest.
» UAPB lit it up from three point land, knocking down nine treys in the game.
» The Golden Lions held the Eagles to only 27.1 percent shooting from the field.
» The Golden Lions never trailed after taking a 24-10 first quarter lead.
» UAPB recorded 28 total assists in the game.
» Zaay Green collected 12 assists for UAPB.
» The UAPB bench made an impact by scoring 42 points to its scoring output.
» Six UAPB players scored 10 or more points.
» Kaila Walker and Kourtney Rittenberry came off the bench to score 11 and 10 points, respectively.
» The Golden Lions turned 28 turnovers into 41 points on the offensive end.
» The Golden Lions forced 28 Texas A&M-Texarkana turnovers while committing only 13 on the other end.
» UAPB had a 55-28 edge on the boards in the win.
» The UAPB defense forced 28 turnovers.
» UAPB turned the ball over 13 times while dishing out 28 assists.
» UAPB cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 22 offensive boards in the game.
» Jelissa Reese had a game-high 25 points and Zaay Green added 23.
» Zaay Green nabbed a game-high 13 rebounds to lead UAPB and Maori Davenport contributed 11.