Lady Lions lose home winning streak to Islanders

Erica Hernandez

Junior guard Erica Hernandez shoots a free throw during the game last Thursday against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Hernandez finished with 12 points to lead the team in scoring. The Lion’s Roar /  Tamara Alexander

The Lady Lions women’s basketball team suffered a loss, breaking their four home game winning streak last Thursday, Jan. 22 in the University Center against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. 

The score ended in a 74-53 loss leaving the Lady Lions with a record of 6-11 overall and 2-4 conference. 

The Lady Lions were unable to execute offensively, as they were held to 29.7 percent shooting (19-for-64) from the floor. 

Junior guard Erica Hernandez was the only Lady Lion to score in double figures, while junior guard Peaches Anderson added nine points. Junior forward Nanna Pool led with 11 rebounds, and senior guard Elizabeth Styles added five assists.

Hernandez assisted in gaining a 10-8 lead at the beginning of the game, but A&M-Corpus Christi answered with an 11-0 run to lead the way. The lead grew to as much as 20 points in the first half and the Islanders took a 41-23 lead into halftime.

The team suffered some defensive and offensive errors, but fought to the end. 

According to head coach Yolanda Moore, the team needs work on their defense, rebounding and scoring in the basket.

Southeastern cut the lead to 11 with 11:09 left on a three by Hernandez.

“Some of our strengths were we knocked down the shots and just working together as a team,” said Styles.

However, the Lady Lions could not get closer as the Islanders scored the next 10 points to regain control and put the game away.  

“We were able to cut the lead down to 11. We played tough defense, but overall we didn’t execute our game plan for 40 minutes,” said Moore. 

Even though the game ended in a loss the team still showed an effort. 

“We believe in each other and keep working hard. No matter what the score is we are going to fight until the end,” said Styles. 

This is only mid-season, and the team has time to get back and make a comeback in the Southland conference. 

“The [season] is going to go up from here. We lost these last three games in the row but we have 12 more games to go and we are looking on the bright side. The next day is a new day. We are going to focus on the game and get better,” said Styles. 

The team will host McNeese State on Jan. 29 at the University Center, but before hosting McNeese, the team has some improvement to make. 

“We have a lot of games left in conference, and we have a week off before we play at home next week,” said Moore. “We are positive and we are not quitting. We will not give up on the season as we still have 13 more games left. We have some things we have to take care of in the next few days before we suit up against McNeese.” 

Anderson will be the Spotlight Player of the Game versus McNeese State, and the first 100 fans will receive a trading card featuring the Magnolia, Mississippi native courtesy of PRIDE. 

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