Ladyjacks Fall to Texas-San Antonio
Jan. 23, 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack basketball team lost its first conference game of the season Wednesday night. Texas-San Antonio defeated the Ladyjacks, 64-50. The Ladyjacks are now 7-8 overall and 7-1 in the Southland Conference.
The Ladyjacks scored the game's first field goal on a three-pointer by senior Amy Collins (San Antonio, Texas). UTSA responded by scoring the game's next 10 points to take a 10-3 advantage. The Ladyjacks were victimized by poor shooting in the first half, connecting on 7-of-24 (.292) shots in the opening stanza. UTSA went into halftime with a 30-17 lead. The Roadrunners were led by Tanisha Jackson who scored eight first-half points. She finished with a game-high 15 points.
SFA opened the second half on a 6-0 run led by consecutive jumpers from senior Nathesia Wright (Arlington, Texas). Wright finished the game with a team-high 13 points. The Ladyjacks cut the lead to seven only two minutes into the second half but UTSA responded with a run of its own to push its advantage to 16 points. UTSA held on to the lead for its second all-time victory in the series.
The Ladyjacks return to action Saturday against Texas-Arlington. The game against the Mavericks is slated to tipoff at 4 p.m., from the William R. Johnson Coliseum. Admission is free to students.