Falcons soar past Hogs

Falcons soar past Hogs

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After coming off their first win of the season the Texas A&M Kingsville Javelina women’s basketball team dropped their home opener to the University of Texas Permian Basin 76-58, Thursday night at Kingsville Hampton Inn court.
A 9-0 run by the Falcons and strong zone defense spelled doom for the Javelinas late in the first half as the Falcons shot 45 percent from beyond the arc for the game and forced AMK to 20 turnovers.
“We knew they It was what we didn’t do, they shot the ball really well,“AMK head basketball coach Michael Trujillo said,”we didn’t defend the way we are capable of playing,”
The Javelinas could not guard the perimeter as the Falcons quick passing proved too much for AMK, allowing nine three-point shots to fall, eight combined by Lauren Unger and Jessi Cowden.
The Javelinas failed to find a rhythm offensively shooting 40 percent from the field and only 25 percent from beyond the arc, hitting on only 4-of-16 attempts.
AMK shot only 10-for-18 from the line and were out rebounded 39-29 giving up 14 offensive rebounds in the process.
Inekka Stevenson led the Javelinas with 15 and Megan Barlow came off the bench to put up 15 points.
“Eventhough she is coming off the bench, Meagan has played well for us this year and she played great here tonight,” Trujillo said.
UTPB’s Unger and Cowden led the way for the Falcons with 32 points combined and the team had five players score in double figures.
The Javelinas will be in action against the same Falcons in Odessa on Nov. 26.