DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern (9-4) got 15 points each from Jasmine Hughey and Ashley Tucker and used a strong second-half effort to pull away with the 73-64 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville (9-5) on Thursday night in Southeastern Arena.
Hughey and Tucker tied to lead all scorers with their 15 apiece, while Destiny Brown used steady play down the stretch to pick up her fourth-straight double-double, dropping 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Kacey Russell also added 10 points on the strength of a 3-for-6 three point shooting effort.
Brown’s 13 rebounds was a game-high, while Brown and Tucker each dished out a game-best four assists.
SE outrebounded the Javelinas 45-to-36, and despite getting outshot overall from the floor, used a 40.7 percent-to-28.6 percent advantage from long range to maintain its scoring.
TAMUK got off to the early lead, mounting an 11-2 advantage in the early minutes.
The Javelina lead would balloon to as many as 11 points, but the Savage Storm whittled away at the deficit before cutting it to 37-35 on a Hughey bucket just before the half.
Hughey picked up in the second half where she left off, quickly tying the game at 37-37.
The teams traded bucket before Channing Gann connected on one of SE’s 11 three-point buckets to take the lead for good.
The Storm pushed its lead to double digits late before settling on the 73-64 final.
Southeastern will now kick off the North division schedule when it hits the road for a 6 p.m. contest with Cameron in Lawton, Okla. on Jan. 14.