Ladyjacks Fall to Tulsa
Dec. 22, 2005
TULSA, Okla. - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack basketball team lost to Tulsa, 73-66, Wednesday night at the Reynolds Center in Tulsa, Okla. The loss dropped SFA to 5-5 (.500) on the season, while improving Tulsa to 7-2 (.778).
Despite not having the services of leading scorer and rebounder LaToya Mills for the final 16 minutes of the first half the Ladyjacks trailed by only a point, 33-32, at halftime due to a strong performance from beyond the three-point arc. The Ladyjacks connected on their first five three pointers of the game.
But Tulsa went on a 10-2 run in the second half, sparked by Megan Moody's game-high 26 points on 10-of-22 shooting, to open up a nine point advantage, 43-34, with 17:34 remaining. The Ladyjacks battled back to within three points on a couple of occasions, but Tulsa was able to hold off the Ladyjacks by dominating the glass, 50-33, and by hitting their free throws, 22-for-31 (.710). The Ladyjacks were held to a 3-of-9 (.333) performance at the charity stripe.
The Ladyjacks finished the game 26-of-65 (.400), which included an 11-for-22 (.500) performance from beyond the arc. Sophomore Nikki Carr led the Ladyjacks' three-point attack finishing the game with 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc. Carr also dished out a career-high nine assists.
The Ladyjacks return to action Friday Dec. 30 when they host Jackson State. The game against JSU is slated to begin at 7 p.m., from the William R. Johnson Coliseum.