Grambling State tops ULM in home opener

November 13, 2017 - Contributed by: Brian Howard, Grambling Sports Information Director

GRAMBLING, La. | Shakyla Hill scored 10 of her team-high 18 points in the first half as the Grambling State University women’s basketball team used a big second-half run to defeat Louisiana-Monroe, 61-52, on Monday night at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Grambling State (1-1) led 24-20 at the half, but used an 8-2 run to begin the second half as the Lady Tigers didn’t look back. Louisiana-Monroe (1-1) closed to gap to five points with 4:50 remaining in the fourth quarter, but Grambling State proved to be too much as the Lady Tigers closed out the game on an 11-7 run to pick up their first win.
Hill was 7-of-12 shooting and 4-of-5 from the foul line to finish with 18 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals. Deja McKinney came off the bench to pour in 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including sinking a pair of clutch 3-pointers in the second half. She also added two rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals in 22 minutes of action. Monisha Neal tallied nine points, a team-high eight boards and five assists.
Gabriella Cortez paced the Warhawks with a double-double of 20 points and 14 boards. Cortez shot 7-of-12 from the field and grabbed 10 of her 14 points on the defensive glass. Arsula Clark added eight points and two boards off the bench.

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