Anderson scores 24; Lions bounce back

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — Mitchell Anderson came off the bench to score a season-high 24 points, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff shot 64 percent from the floor in the second half on its way to a 76-47 win over Prairie View A&M on Monday night.

Anderson hit 10 of 18 from the floor, including 3 of 6 from the three-point arc. He also had eight rebounds and two assists in just 22 minutes of action.

UAPB (13-14, 12-3 SWAC), which has three games left in the regular season, shot better than 50 percent from the floor for the fourth consecutive game, finishing 30 of 56 for 53.6 percent. The Golden Lions hit 16 of 25 in the second half to expand a 36-25 halftime lead.

They also made 8 of 19 three-point attempts and 8 of 13 free throws.

Terrell Kennedy led all UAPB starters with 12 points and six rebounds. Marcel Mosley had 10 points, Tevin Hammond nine points and five assists, Lazabian Jackson eight points and Davon Haynes seven.

The Lions never trailed for the last 32 minutes of the game and never allowed the Panthers (11-16, 6-8) to lead by more than two points. The largest margin of the game was a 32-point UAPB lead with 3:05 remaining in the game.

The Panthers were cold from the field, hitting only 17 of 61 for 27.9 percent. They made 1 of 14 threes and 12 of 23 free throws.

No Prairie View player scored in double figures. Jules Montgomery and Ryan Gesiakowski led the team with nine points apiece, while Josh Eleby added eight.

UAPB, which remains third in SWAC standings, will open its final home stand of the season Saturday against Grambling State and host Jackson State on Monday in the home finale.


Prairie View 62, UAPB 59

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — Latia Williams converted a go-ahead layup with 28 seconds left, and UAPB missed on two opportunities to tie or win the game Monday in a three-point Prairie View victory.

Williams’ layup came 16 seconds after the Lady Lions had taken a 59-58 lead on an Asia Rhines-Malone layup. The Lady Panthers’ Jeanette Jackson stole the ball and was fouled by Chi Chi Okwumabua with 6 seconds left, making two free throws for a three-point game. Rhines-Malone then missed a three-point basket at the buzzer.

Prairie View (10-14, 6-8 SWAC) shot 50 percent (12 of 24) from the floor in the second half after hitting only 8 of 25 for 32 percent. UAPB (9-16, 5-10) had a steady shooting game, hitting 21 of 46 for 45.7 percent and shooting close to that percentage both halves.

UAPB, which led 26-22 at halftime, hit 2 of 9 three-point baskets and 15 of 23 free throws. Lakendra Marsh led the team with 12 points, three assists and three rebounds, followed by Okwumabua with 10 points and Rhines-Malone and Jenise Gentry with nine each. Rhines-Malone had four steals and Gentry had a team-high seven rebounds.