The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack basketball team got 18 points from sophomore Natashia Green as SFA bounced Southern Mississippi, 69-62, in Hattiesburg. The victory improves SFA to 1-1 (.500) on the season. The Ladyjacks shot 14-of-30 (47 percent) from the floor in the opening half, while holding their opponents to a 9-of-25 (36 percent) performance, building a double-digit first-half lead. But the Golden Eagles rallied late in the half outscoring SFA, 14-4, to tie the game heading into intermission at 36.
Although the Ladyjacks cooled offensively in the second half shooting 32 percent, Southern Miss wasn¹t able to take advantage. The Ladyjacks opened the second half with a 7-0 rally to take back the lead, but USM rallied once again to reclaim a one-point advantage, 50-49, with 11:26 on the clock. The game remained close down the stretch.