Ames, Iowa -- The defending Southwestern Athletic Conference Champions opened their 2019-2020 season on the road against Iowa State University Thursday Night. The Jaguars got off to a slow start falling behind early and dropped the contest 69-33.

The Jaguars offense was led by Brittany Rose with 10 points in 27 minutes of play. "Brittany took some good looks tonight, she's a veteran player that had some shots to rim out," Southern coach Carlos Funchess said. First-year players Genovea Johnson and Nakia Kincey added six points each. 

The Jaguars defense forced the Lady Cyclones to 20 turnovers where they picked up seven fast-break points. "We couldn't knock down open shots tonight. As a team we have to get better at hitting the open jump shot," Coach Funchess said. Towner and Johnson led the Jaguars with five boards each.

Up Next 
Next up, Southern will return home to host Wiley College on Veterans Day on Monday, November 11th and Tougaloo College on Wednesday, November 13th in the F. G. Clark Activity Center. Both games are set for a 6:00 PM tipoff.

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