Savannah State University’s Women’s Basketball Sets New Scoring Record


The Savannah State women’s basketball team set a new school scoring recording in their season-opening 155-26 win over Wesleyan in a game played at Tiger Arena.

The 155 points breaks the old mark set during the 1975-76 season when Savannah State defeated Georgia Tech 141-18. It also was the most scored by a NCAA Division I team since 1987 when Long Beach State beat San Jose State 149-69.

The 129-point win also set a new NCAA Division I margin of victory record, surpassing 108 points set in 2016 when Baylor defeated Winthrop 140-32 .

Sophomore Jacquece Alston recorded a triple-double for Savannah State with 13 points, 12 assists and 12 steals. She also had seven rebounds.

Heniaya Moton led six SSU players in double-figures with a career-high 34 points. The sophomore guard from Washington, D.C. also posted career-highs in made field goals (13), made 3-pointers (4), assists (7) and steals (9).

Freshman Myasia Jones scored 28 points, had six rebounds, five steals and four assists while Alexxus Sowell scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Jalea Gray contributed 12 points and a career-high six steals while Azhana Maxwell chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds.

Savannah State shot 60.7 percent from the field for the game, forced 57 turnovers, had 44 steals and out-rebounded the Wolves 53 to 22.

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