BATON ROUGE, La. — Arkansas-Pine Bluff got the ball rolling during a four-game homestand, and Marcel Mosley helped keep it rolling on the road.
Mosley scored a career-high 28 points, hitting 10 of 15 from the field, and UAPB pulled off a 64-58 upset victory of SWAC-leading Southern on Saturday at F.G. Clark Activity Center. The win is the Golden Lions’ fifth straight and first on the road since beating Alabama A&M on Jan. 11.
UAPB (9-15, 7-5 SWAC) remains tied for third in the SWAC with A&M, a 68-65 overtime winner over second-place Alabama State on Saturday. Southern (14-11, 10-2), the defending SWAC champion, still has a two-game lead over Alabama State.
UAPB hung on for the win after leading by 13 points with 5 minutes to go. The Lions shot well from three-point range (11 for 21, 52.4 percent), and that made up for a poor free-throw performance (12 for 22 for 54.5 percent). From the field, they were 23 for 48 (47.9 percent).
Hammond, who finished with 15 points, hit 3 of 6 from behind the arc and added four assists. Mosley struggled the most from the line, making 6 of 11.
Southern, which had won its previous five, led by no more than six points, and that was just 2 minutes into the game. The Jaguars, who trailed 31-28 at halftime, had 11 points from Malcolm Miller, and 10 apiece from Banks and Yondarius Johnson.
More importantly, the Lions held All-SWAC candidate and Iowa State transfer Calvin Godfrey to eight points and nine rebounds.
Southern went 18 for 50 (36 percent) from the field, including 6 for 21 from the perimeter, and made 16 of 24 free throws (66.7 percent). Southern edged UAPB 12-9 in bench points, but the teams were even in the paint at 24-24.
Davon Haynes and Daniel Broughton each added five points for UAPB. Haynes played in his seventh straight game with a fractured right hand and has now gone four games without reaching double-figure scoring.
Southern 77, UAPB 68
BATON ROUGE, La. — Southern committed only nine turnovers and had 21 points from Kendra Coleman and 20 from Brittany Washington in a nine-point victory.
Southern (14-6, 11-1 SWAC) also scored 22 points off UAPB’s 19 turnovers.
Cassidy Wright and Carlisha Walker led the Lady Lions (3-19, 2-10) off the bench with 12 points apiece. Destiny Ham had 11 points and Jazmyne Victorian added 10.
Southern led 31-28 at halftime despite hitting 11 of 37 from the field. The Lady Jaguars picked it up in the second half and finished 26 for 63 (41.3 percent), including 3 for 9 from three-point range.
UAPB made 23 of 53 from the field (43.4 percent) including 4 of 13 from the arc. UAPB made 18 of 26 free throws (69.2 percent), slightly better than Southern’s 22 of 32 (68.8 percent).