The Lady Roadrunners improved their record to 3-0 on Sunday night after barely hanging on to defeat the Wichita State Shockers, 68-60.
UTSA had the lead for all but thirty seconds of the game. The Runners were ahead by as much as 12, but did not lose the lead until there was only 6:50 remaining in the game. At this point the Shockers moved ahead making the score 57-56.
Freshman guard Whitney York did not allow this to last long. She quickly responded by scoring two of her career high 22 points, which gave the Runners a lead that they made sure would be safe.
York, honored this past week as the Southland Conference’s player of the week, did not seem satisfied with her recent accomplishments.
She played nearly flawless both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, shooting 8-11 from the field and had five steals.
The Roadrunners were shorthanded in their recent match, only having eight players suit up compared to the full squad of the Shockers.
Guard Monica Gibbs played the entire game. Despite only having three points, she contributed strongly to the team effort by grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing out eight assists. Gibbs also did not seem to tire as she continuously hustled up and down the court.
Guard Terrie Davis had minimal rest as she played 39 minutes and scored 14 points. Davis made a clutch three-pointer with only two minutes remaining to give the Runners a 62-58 that sealed the lead for UTSA.
There were numerous mistakes made by both teams on Sunday. The Runners committed 17 turnovers, but were able to remain ahead by forcing 21 turnovers and by getting the Shockers into foul trouble.
UTSA’s 32 free-throw attempts slowed the game down enough to give the Runners an occasional rest. The Runners finished the first-half with their largest lead of the game.
UTSA shot 45 percent from the field in the first half and took an 11-point lead into the break. In the second half, the Runners slowly allowed the Shockers to creep back into the game. The Runners shot only 31 percent in the second half, which allowed Wichita State to eventually take their only lead of the game.
The Roadrunners look to remain unbeaten when they host the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic this week in which they will face off against New Orleans on November 23 and Georgia Southern on Nov. 24.