Washington leads Dillard women past Edward Waters, 79-68
Senior guard notches second straight double-double in Lady Bleu Devils win
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (DU) – Alyssa Washington continued her stellar play in conference play finishing with 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead Dillard past Edward Waters 79-68 Monday evening at the Adam-Jenkins Community Sports & Music Complex.
The senior guard picked up her second straight double-double and fifth of the season to help the Lady Bleu Devils improve to 12-6 overall and 3-0 in conference play. Washington was 10 of 15 from field, including 3-4 from the 3-point line.
After a four-game losing streak the Lady Bleu Devils have won three straight, including a 75-69 win last week against No. 12 Talladega.
Trailing 35-33 at the half, the Lady Bleu Devils opened the third quarter on a 15-4 run to take a 48-39 lead. However, the Lady Tigers responded with a 10-2 run of their own to get within two (51-49) heading into the fourth.
Dillard got a huge lift from its bench, which outscored Edward Waters, 32-8. Jaiylan Brown was the catalyst in the fourth quarter knocking down three 3-pointers in the period. Brown finished with 14 points to lead the second unit. Gabrielle Harrington and Jaquanna Hunter added seven and six points, respectively.
Paige Williams was solid down the stretch for the Lady Bleu Devils scoring six points in the fourth to finish with 13 on 6-11 shooting from the field. Jabria Pounds and Adriiana Jackson both had an off night offensively, but both still impacted the outcome. Jackson forced three steals with her relentless ball pressure and Pounds helped facilitate the offense finishing with a season-high six assists.
The Lady Bleu Devils return to action against Rust in Dent Hall Saturday at 3 p.m. CT.
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