Rambling through Grambling: Women’s Basketball

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The 2013-14 season has just begun and it already appears that the SMU Mustangs

(1-0) are back on track from a season ago after defeating the Grambling State Tigers 87-65 Sunday.

Led by preseason all-conference player Keena Mays’ 22 points, the Mustangs had little trouble holding onto a big lead after halftime against the Tigers, going up by as much as 26 midway through the second half.

Mays was the team’s focal point on offense but SMU had several strong contributors, including junior forward Destynee Hives-McCray posting the season’s first double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Akil Simpson also started out strongly with 15 points and nine rebounds of her own.

Next up for last year’s regular season Conference USA champs is rival TCU at the Curtis Cullwell Center in Garland Wednesday.

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