Women’s Basketball defeats Tennessee State


Southern Illinois women’s basketball hosted the Tennessee State Tigers for their annual Elementary Day game, which had almost 4,000 Southern Illinois area elementary school students in attendance. 

Coach Bond has been working on the team’s chemistry with so many new players coming into the program this season and that showed to be working out for the Salukis this game. 

After breaking the team scoring record in their game against Chicago State on Dec. 1 with 115 points, the Salukis broke a 32-year-old record against the Tigers today with a total of 33 assists. 


The Salukis defeated Tennessee State 100 to 72. Southern took the lead with their first shot made by Ashley Jones in the beginning of the first quarter and never looked back. 

The Dawgs had three players coming in the lead scoring, all with 16 points each, sophomore forward Laniah Randle finished the game with 16 points, seven shots made and two made free throws. Ashley Jones followed with 16 points, three three-pointers, six shots, and one free throw made. Transfer Promise Taylor finished with 16 points, two free throws, and seven shots made. The team’s only true freshman Jaidynn Mason followed right behind with 15 points which consisted of one made three and seven made shots.

Southern Illinois travels to St. Louis Wednesday to take on the Billikens with hopes of bringing home a road win.

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