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    Slow improvement for Lady Lions basketball

    The two game road trip to Colorado ended in back-to-back losses for the Lady Lions women’s basketball team. 

    The first game against University of Colorado ended 112-54. The score of the other game against Colorado State University was 77-31.  

    Despite loosing the games, Head Coach Errol Gauff is proud of the effort the team put in both games.

    “It was a great learning experience,” said Gauff. “Even though the score doesn’t show it, in the first half of the game versus CSU, we played really well. We just couldn’t make shots in the second half, and we did not play. It was awesome to see the improvement from that Wednesday to Friday.”

    Against Colorado University, freshman guard Charliee Dugas led the Lady Lions with 12 points. Junior guard Taylin Underwood made her 114th three-pointer, tying her for 4th place on the all-time three-point field goal list.

    The Lady Lions kept it close in the first half against CSU, but they were outscored 44-12 in the second half. Their record is now 2-5, but Coach Gauff believes progress is being made and will continue to be made this season.

    “These games show, as our young ladies continue to fight and work hard, where we can get to,” said Gauff. “That is our goal. To improve everyday.”

    These two out of conference games are chances for the Lady Lions to play at a higher level of college basketball which Gauff considers to be beneficial for the team.

    “As long as we see improvement in the girls, we are not worried about stepping out and playing that level of competition,” said Gauff. “We are not worried about getting upset and losing confidence. With us being an inexperienced team, we look at it as an opportunity to continue to show them how the game is played on a higher level more than anything.”

    The Lady Lions will take a break for finals week and will pick things back up by travelling on the road. 

    “As long as our young ladies stay positive, I know the coaches will,” said Gauff. “They just got to continue to have faith in themselves and in the things we are trying to implement with them, and they have so far.”

    The schedule only gets tougher for the Lady Lions as they are just a few weeks away from conference play.

    “This break with exams comes at a good time,” said Gauff. “We will get in a couple of practices but a couple of days off where their bodies can rest up and heal up then we will go back hitting it hard again. We have three road games before we break for Christmas. We want to try and make a big jump on improvement before this Christmas break and when we come back, we will be within a week of conference play.”     

    They will be travelling to Jackson State and UL-Lafayette and the University of Florida playing Abilene Christian and Grambling State at home for the rest of the month of December. In January, they will face Incarnate Word at home and travel to Houston Baptist, Lamar and Texas A&M- Corpus Christi before the start of school.

     
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