After facing Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, the women’s basketball team was tasked with it’s second and final road trip game against Southland powerhouse Central Arkansas, and lost 63-45.
The Wildcats played the Sugar Bears close in the first-quarter, being down only 16-15 at the end. However, Central Arkansas took off as they outscored the women by five or more points, including an 18-11 score in the fourth-quarter.
Central Arkansas seniors forward Taylor Baudoin and center Kierra Jordan put on a clinic for the Sugar Bears scoring just under 75 percent of the team’s offense. Baudion posted 24 points, while Jordan scored 23, along with 16 rebounds and two steals.
For the Wildcats, sophomore point guard Breanna Wright scored a team leading 12 points and added four assists, while sophomore guard Dominique Golightly scored 10 and came up with three steals.
“Coming back home without a win wasn’t what we wanted, but we know that we need to fix our mistakes from those games so that we can get back on the winning track.” Said junior guard Sara Williamson.
With the loss, the women fall to 12-6 overall and 6-2 in Southland play, while the Sugar Bears improved to 14-5 overall and 7-1 in conference.
The Wildcats will next be coming back to Moody for a match with Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The Islanders have had an average season so far with a 10-7 overall record and a 3-3 record against Southland teams, putting them at seventh in the standings.
Corpus Christi’s redshirt senior guard Brittany Mbamalu is the current team leader in scoring with 13 points per game, while sophomore guard Dalesia Booth follows close behind with 10.8, as well as sophomore guard Emma Young who has 10.5.
“We’re keeping our heads up and we’re looking ahead to our next opponent in Corpus Christi on Wednesday,” Williamson said. “I can imagine we’ll be working a lot on defense and rebounding in our next couple of practices in order to get prepared for them.”
The game is set to start Wednesday at 7 P.M. There will be no media coverage of the game as 98.1 FM will cover the men’s road game Wednesday evening.