Courtesy Sports Information
DENTON, TEXAS – Visiting Texas A&M-Kingsville cut the Texas Woman’s University lead to four points on two occasions in the second half, but couldn’t get over the hump in a 60-51 loss at Kitty Magee Arena in Lone Star Conference women’s basketball action on Wednesday night.
Despite shooting only 24 percent from the field, the Javelinas (2-12, 1-7) kept the game close thanks to strong defense and rebounding. They pulled to within 44-40 after a pair of free throws by Roslyn Robbins (Houston/LaMarque HS) with 6:13 remaining in the game. The Pioneers (9-6, 4-5) responded with a 7-0 run and the Hoggies never got closer than eight points the rest of the game.
The Pioneers were able to take a 28-19 lead at halftime thanks to a 12-1 run. They extended the lead to 14 points in the second half, but the Javs put together a 9-0 run and 7-0 run to get back in the game.
The Javelinas went 18-for-73 from the field, 2-of-15 from three-point range and made 13-of-21 from the foul line. Jackie Stanley (Wylie/Wylie HS) led the team with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Inekka Stevenson (Freeport/Brazosport HS) added 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Amanda Haven (Calallen/Calallen HS) had 10 points and four boards while Robbins came off the bench with eight points and six rebounds.
The Javs outrebounded the Pioneers, 54-47. They limited the Pioneers to 36.1 percent shooting from the field and just 3-of-18 from three-point range.
The Pioneers were led by Jessica Hanna’s 22 points, 14 rebounds, two blocks and two steals. She was 7-of-13 from the field and 7-of-8 at the foul line. Brittany Nuzum added 13 points and six boards while Cambria Smith had 11 points, four rebounds and four assists. They committed 14 turnovers and forced the Javs into 16 miscues.
The Javelinas are back in action on January 18 at Incarnate Word at 5:30 p.m.