Women's Basketball unable to stifle outside shot in loss to Ladyjacks
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi women's basketball team was unable to stop Stephen F. Austin from behind the three-point line on Saturday, falling 90-64 at the American Bank Center. The visiting team made 12 three pointers on the afternoon to power their way to the Southland Conference victory.
The Islanders are now 2-18 on the season and fall to 0-7 in conference play. The Ladyjacks improved to 7-12 overall and 4-2 in league games.
Adrienne Scott and Jessica Jammer led the way for Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, scoring 12 points apiece while Ashley Darley added 11 as the only other player in double digits for the Islanders.
In the first half, the two teams played a tight contest early on. Scott opened the scoring by making one-of-two free throws for a very early 1-0 lead. Following an SFA basket, the Islanders answered with an Anitra Jeffery layup to retake the lead. At the 18:24 mark, a bucket by Darley extended the lead to 5-2 in favor of Texas A&M - Corpus Christi. Back-to-back jumpers by the Ladyjacks' Jordan Ford gave SFA the lead, but Scott soon followed with another free throw to even it at 6-6 with 17:10 left in the period.
With the score at 8-8, the Ladyjacks went on a 10-1 run to take an 18-9 lead five minutes into the game, powered by a pair of three pointers by Cheyenne Berry, two of her seven made three pointers on the night. Despite the deficit, the Islanders kept themselves in the game by going on a run of their own, outscoring SFA by a 9-1 margin over the next three minutes to close the gap to just one point at 19-18 with 12:13 left in the half. With the score 27-25 in favor of the Ladyjacks at the 5:42 mark, the visiting team outscored Texas A&M - Corpus Christi by a 17-6 margin to take a 44-31 lead into the break.
In the second half, SFA kept hitting from the outside, making 7-of-10 from behind the arc to extend their lead and keep the Islanders from making a comeback. A made jumper by Breann McMillan with 34 second left finished the scoring at 90-64 in favor of the visitors.
Next up for Texas A&M - Corpus Christi is a nearly week-long road trip. The Islanders head to Thibodaux on Tuesday before playing the Nicholls Colonels at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. Following the game, the team will stay on the road and travel to Natchitoches for a Saturday matchup against Northwestern State. That game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start at Prather Coliseum before the team finally returns to Corpus Christi on Sunday afternoon.