Islanders women's basketball team drops tough game against UT Arlington

Islanders women's basketball team drops tough game against UT Arlington

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi women's basketball team lost another tough game on Wednesday night, falling 66-63 against UT Arlington in the Dugan Wellness Center.

Texas A&M - Corpus Christi is now 2-15 on the season with a 0-4 Southland Conference record. The visiting Lady Mavs improved to 5-11 on the year while evening their league record to 2-2.

Adrienne Scott led the team in both scoring and rebounding, putting up 16 points and a matching a career-high with 16 rebounds. Jessica Jammer was the second-leading scorer for the team at 10 points on the night.

In the first half, the Islanders started fast, taking a 9-3 lead three-and-a-half minutes into the contest. The lead grew to as many as eight points at 13-5 before UTA made a run, scoring nine-straight points to take a 14-13 lead with 11:49 left in the opening period. With the Mavs leading 21-20, back-to-back layups from Scott and Anitra Jeffery gave the home team a three-point lead. A pair of Scott free throws finished the scoring at 33-27 to head into the break.

In the second half, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi held a 41-40 lead with 13:36 left in the game before going on a 12-2 run to extend the lead to 11 points at 53-42, the largest margin of the night for either team. The Islanders were unable to hold onto the lead as the Mavs went on a 24-10 run over the final 6:24 as UTA came away with a 66-63 final.

Next up for the Islanders will be a road contest on Saturday, January 22 in Huntsville. They will take on the Sam Houston State Bearkats in a 2 p.m. contest. Yannis Koutroupis will call the action as Texas A&M - Corpus Christi looks to get its first win in conference play.