Fort Valley State Wins Second Straight SIAC Women’s Basketball Championship
The Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Lady Wildcats are the 2012 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Basketball Champions after defeating the Tigerettes of Tuskegee University, 61-52, in the championship game on Saturday, March 3rd at Forbes Arena. The Wildcats claimed their second consecutive title and their eleventh SIAC title in the school’s history.
Trailing 30-25 at halftime, in the second half the Lady Wildcats resorted to the one weapon that has worked repeatedly throughout the regular season, the press. Forcing only 11 first half turnovers, the Lady Wildcats upped the pace of its press in the second half and forced a total of 23 Tigerette miscues. Those turnovers not only resulted in transition baskets for Lady Wildcats; they also prevented the Tigerettes from settling into a half court offense that allowed them to take advantage of their superior size.