Published 12:18 am Thursday, March 9, 2017

HOUSTON — The Toyota Center will now be Texas Southern’s home court for a day … or two.

Joyce Kennerson scored 29 points to lead all scorers late Tuesday in Texas Southern’s 65-45 home-court win over Prairie View A&M in the first-round of the SWAC women’s basketball tournament. Texas Southern (21-9), the second seed in the eight-team tourney, will take on Alabama State at 6 p.m. Friday at the home of the Houston Rockets. Alabama State edged Arkansas-Pine Bluff 48-46 in Montgomery.

Should the Tigers win that, they will play, the championship game will be played Saturday at the Toyota Center at a time to be announced.

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Kennerson, a 2015 Memorial graduate, shot 62.5 percent from the field (10 of 16) Tuesday.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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