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College Basketball

Grambling wins SWAC championship

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Posted: Saturday March 06, 1999 09:48 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Termika Mitchell's layup broke a 41-41 tie, triggering a game-deciding run as Grambling beat Mississippi Valley 80-60 in the chanpionship game of the Southwestern Athletic Conference women's tournament.

Grambling (25-4) earned the league's automatic berth in the NCAA tournament by outscoring Mississippi Valley (17-11) 39-19 over the last 12:48 to put the title away.

Mitchell had 24 points, Nakesha Jewell had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Felicia James added 14 points.

Sherry Surney had 17 points, Jaspen Williams 12 and Tonya Turner 11 for Mississippi Valley. Angela Williams also had 16 rebounds for the Devilettes, who led 28-19 in the first half and 32-29 at halftime.

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