11/21 22:49 CST No. 10 Mississippi State women rout Jackson State 92-53
No. 10 Mississippi State women rout Jackson State 92-53
By ROBBIE FAULT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) --- Jessika Carter had 21 points and eight rebounds to help
No. 10 Mississippi State rout Jackson State 92-53 on Thursday night.
Freshman Rickea Jackson added 13 points, Andra Espinoza-Hunter had 12, and Myah
Taylor finished with 11 points and five assists for the Bulldogs (5-0) in their
first road game of the season. Chloe Bibby had a career-high 15 rebounds.
"I don't think we played very well. We had 14 turnovers," Bulldogs coach Vic
Schaefer said. "You're going to get everybody's best shot whether you deserve
it or not. Our kids are learning that and it's a process."
Former Mississippi State player Ameshya Williams had 20 points and 14 rebounds
for the Tigers (1-4).
"Ameshya was coaching me the entire night," Jackson State coach Tomekia Reed
said. "Having her athleticism on the floor is huge and makes everyone around
her better. She causes havoc around the basket so she's really key for us."
The Bulldogs took the lead before the opening tip after Jackson State was given
an administrative technical foul.
Mississippi State led 19-11 at the end of the first quarter and 45-22 at the
Jackson came off the bench after starting the first four games of the season.
"I feel like I did pretty well," Jackson said of her impact off the bench. "My
teammates got me the ball and created open shots for me. I knew that (Jackson
State) was very aggressive so I knew to attack."
Mississippi State: The Bulldogs have four games left in a two-week road
stretch, the Bulldogs came out victorious. MSU will play at Marquette on Monday
and then head to Canada for the Greater Victoria Invitational in British
Jackson State: Thursday night was the first time Jackson State has hosted the
Bulldogs on their floor. The first five games of the schedule were brutal for
the Tigers, who played at No. 18 Miami and No. 21 Indiana.
Mississippi State: At Marquette on Monday.
Jackson State: At Central Arkansas on Nov. 30.
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