BLOG: Lady Toppers 60, Grambling 43 (final)

WKU is going for its second straight win after a victory over Alabama A&M last Sunday.

Zach Greenwell

Join the Herald’s live blog as the Lady Toppers (3-6) host Grambling State in Diddle Arena. WKU is going for its second straight win after a victory over Florida A&M last Sunday.

WKU 60, Grambling 43 — Final

The Lady Tops move to 4-6 with Sunday’s win. Janae Howard hit seven 3-pointers for 26 points, and Amy McNear added eight points and nine assists. More to come at later.

WKU 55, Grambling 41 — 3:23 2nd

The Lady Tops are still in control with 3:23 left, leading 55-41. Janae Howard has 23 points with six 3-pointers, and McNear has 8 points and 9 assists.

WKU 49, Grambling 34 — 7:55 2nd

The Lady Tops seem to be in control of this one with a 15-point lead. Janae Howard has 18 points. She’s 5-of-8 from 3 despite shooting 30% from behind the arc this season.

WKU 43, Grambling 30 — 11:51 2nd

Grambling pulled within 8, but WKU is back up 43-30 after a basket by LaTeira Owens and another 3 by Janae Howard. That’s Howard’s fourth 3-pointer of the game, and she has 15 points.

WKU 38, Grambling 25 — 15:43 2nd

The Lady Tops haven’t got much offense going, turning the ball over four times early in the second half. Arnika Brown and LaTeira Owens have sparked WKU’s 29-17 rebounding advantage, pulling down 15 of those boards.

WKU 35, Grambling 21 — Half

The Lady Tops have their largest lead of the game at halftime, a 14-point advantage. Janae Howard leads all scorers with 12 points, and Amy McNear has eight points and five assists. Johnson leads Grambling with 10.

WKU shot 46.2 percent in the first half, while Grambling shot 27.6 percent.

WKU 32, Grambling 19 — 3:20 1st

WKU eventually stretched its crucial run up to 14-0, and the Lady Tops now hold a 13-point advantage. They’re shooting 52 percent and out-rebounding Grambling, 20-10. Janae Howard leads WKU with nine points, and McNear has eight.

WKU 23, Grambling 14 — 7:12 1st

Consecutive 3s by Janae Howard and another by Obafemi has given WKU some separation with a 9-0 run. The Lady Tops lead 23-14 with 7:12 left in the 1st. WKU is shooting 50 percent from the field.

WKU 12, Grambling 11 — 11:26 1st

The scoring has slowed way down in this one, but WKU now leads 12-11 with 11:26 left in the 1st. Arnika Brown leads the Lady Tops with six points. WKU has seven turnovers so far.

Grambling 9, WKU 8 — 15:58 1st

The Lady Tops have made their first four shots from the field, but Grambling has also dropped in four buckets. Grambling’s Breanna Johnson is 3-of-3 from the field and has an early seven points.

Pregame: Starters for WKU: Hope Brown, Vanessa Obafemi, Amy McNear, LaTeira Owens and Arnika Brown.