Ladyjacks Defeat Southwest Texas
Dec. 30, 2002
NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack basketball team kicked off the 2002-03 Southland Conference home opener with a 77-52 decision over Southwest Texas Monday night. The Ladyjacks improved to 2-7 (.286) overall and a perfect 2-0 in SLC play.
The Ladyjacks opened up the contest jumping out to a 10-5 lead before Southwest Texas went on 15-4 run, sparked by a Julie Brooks jumper at the 13:49 mark of the first half. The Bobcats' Brooks finished with a game-high 22 points. But SFA answered with a run of its own, outscoring SWT 15-1 over a 6:16 period to take a seven-point advantage, capped off by an Amy Collins (San Antonio, Texas) layup with 3:16 remaining in the half. Collins finished the game with 13 points, six assists, five rebounds, four blocks and a steal. SFA went into the halftime with a 32-25 advantage.
The Ladyjacks picked up in the second half where they left off in the first, opening with a 10-3 run to extend its lead to 14 points, 42-28. Freshman Kirby Killingsworth (Longview, Texas) sparked the Ladyjack run with one of her three three-pointers on the night. She finished the game with14 points on 4-of-7 shooting. The Bobcats pulled to within seven but that would be as close as the Ladyjacks would allow Southwest Texas as SFA pulled away for the 25-point victory.
Senior Nathesia Wright (Arlington, Texas) led the Ladyjacks for the second consecutive game with her 16 points. She also pulled down six rebounds. LaToya Mills (Houston, Texas) recorded her first double-double of the season scoring 14 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Freshman Jamie Boles (Keller, Texas) had another solid outing with her nine points.
The Ladyjacks return to action Saturday when they host McNeese State. The game is slated to tipoff at 6:15 p.m., from the William R. Johnson Coliseum. Admission is free to students.