UTSA late rally falls short at Stephen F. Austin, 73-64
NACOGDOCHES — Sophomore Judy Jones recorded her second consecutive double-double with a season-high 19 points and 11 rebounds, but it was not enough and Stephen F. Austin snapped a three-game losing streak against the Roadrunners with a 73-64 victory on Saturday at Johnson Coliseum.
Freshman Kamra King added a career-high 18 points off the bench for the Roadrunners (7-16, 3-7 SLC), who dropped their fifth consecutive contest.
Tammara Marion and Tierany Henderson poured in 19 points apiece to pace the Ladyjacks (16-7, 6-4 SLC).
UTSA struggled in the first half and was held to 16 percent shooting from the floor.
Meanwhile, Stephen F. Austin committed just five turnovers in the opening half after giving it away 19 times in the first 20 minutes of the teams' previous matchup and led 33-15 at halftime.
The Ladyjacks' advantage reached 20 midway through the second half before the Roadrunners mounted a comeback.
UTSA trimmed the deficit with a 15-4 run and trailed by just nine, 55-46, with 6:40 on the clock.
King started the spurt with one of her three 3-pointers on the night and juniors Simone Young and Cori Cooper added a 3-pointer and three-point play, respectively.
Stephen F. Austin pushed the lead back to 13 with three minutes to play before the Roadrunners scored seven consecutive points to trail 67-61 with just 38 seconds on the clock.
However, UTSA was unable to get any closer, as the Ladyjacks hit six free throws to put the game away.
The Roadrunners shot 51.6 percent (16-of-31) in the second half and hit six 3-pointers in the frame.
UTSA will be back in action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, when it hosts McNeese State (17-7, 7-3 SLC) in the program's annual Pink Zone Night. Fans are encouraged to wear pink and T-shirts will be on sale for $10 with proceeds going to the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation.