The run is over for the Women’s Javelina basketball team as they saw their modest three game win streak snapped by the hands of the Midwestern State Mustangs who dealt the Lady Javelinas a 64-86 loss.
The Lady Javelinas were heading into this game looking to snag another upset win over a top three team in the Lone Star Conference as they were able to upset Cameron University earlier in the week beating the Aggies 86-65.
That wouldn’t be case for the Lady Javelinas against the Lady Mustangs as poor shooting in the first half doomed the Javelinas of building any kind of momentum as the Javelina were only able to shot 29 percent in the first half compared to Midwestern who shot 45 percent from the floor.
In the first couple of minutes of the first half the Javelinas were even with the Mustangs, but due to some missed shots and some costly turnovers the Mustangs were able to put together 9-0 run half way through the first half and once Midwestern took the lead they never looked backed as they were able to control the rest of the first half and take a comfortable ten point lead in to the half leading 38-28.
“Because we were missing shots, we came out back on defensive side of the ball,” that is what Lady Javelina head Coach Mike Trujillo had to say about his teams first half performance.
The second half did not get any better for the Lady Javelinas as they came out of the half with a lack of energy as AMK was able to let the Mustangs double their lead from halftime taking a 54-34 lead over the Lady Javelinas with just five minutes gone in the second half.
As the second half would continue on the Javelinas were not able to cut away at the deficit as the closest the Javelinas would get is down by fourteen but were not able to get any closer.
The Mustangs would go on to win 86-64, in what was one a one-sided affair.
For the Javelinas they were led by Ineeka Stevenson who had 17 points and six rebounds for the game also chipping in was Amanda Haven who poured in 13 points to go along with four rebounds and three assist.
The Javelinas weren’t able to keep Midwestern away from the free throw line as the Mustangs went to the line 31 times and only missed six.
With the loss the Javelinas dropped to (7-16,6-11) on the season as they still fight to keep to their playoff hopes alive coach Trujillo said “We control out own destiny, its up to us and only us we don’t need help from anybody else all we have to do is win and were in.” concerning the teams playoff chances.
The Lady Javelinas will be back in action on Wednesday Feb. 15 at 6 as they play host to LSC rival Angelo State.