Wednesday night, ACU led 47-46 entering the fourth quarter, but a 25 point fourth quarter propelled Stephen F. Austin to a 71-55 victory.
With this loss, the Wildcats now fall to 12-6 overall and 5-2 in the Southland Conference, 1.5 games back from first place.
Early in the game, ACU struggled making baskets from all over the court shooting 7-29 (24%). The Wildcats, however, only trailed by four at halftime despite the poor shooting, but they had an impressive +8 rebound margin.
Before the game, Junior center Lexi Ducat said she was happy to finally be back at home.
“It felt great to be back home and sleep in our own beds,” Ducat said. “We’re just focusing at getting better everyday, and if we keep doing that, we should be able to get a win.”
Ducat finished the game with only six points and six rebounds shooting 2-7 in the game.
Redshirt sophomore forward Imani Johnson led the Ladyjacks last night scoring 18 points and grabbing six rebounds shooting the ball efficiently at 6-11 and making all six free throws.
Coming out of halftime, the Wildcats found themselves in a hole during the third quarter starting out as they shot 1-9 and were trailing by seven points. After a timeout by Coach Goodenough, however, the Wildcats were able to compose themselves finishing the quarter 5-8 including a three pointer by junior guard Breanna Wright with just four seconds left to take a 47-46 lead entering the fourth.
SFA answered back in convincing fashion showing the Wildcats why they’re undefeated in the conference. The Ladyjacks outscored Abilene Christian 25-8 in the final quarter shooting 75% (6-8), getting to the free throw line 16 times, and forcing six turnovers.
With this loss, ACU will try to bounce back from their second loss in the conference as they face Central Arkansas in Moody Coliseum Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will be available to watch on ESPN+. Meanwhile, The Ladyjacks will have the rest of the week off and play next Wednesday against Central Arkansas at 7 p.m.