Women’s basketball looks to end losing streak


Ethan Gullett

Charlene Mass dribbles around the Old Dominion defense. The Roadrunners lost both games of the weekend.

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

UTSA women’s basketball (6-16, 2-9 C-USA) went 0-2 during their home stand, with a loss against Old Dominion Monarchs (20-3, 10-1 C-USA) 62-43 on Feb. 6, and to the Charlotte 49ers (15-7, 6-5 C-USA) 67-47 on Feb. 8.

The ‘Runners took on the Monarchs who came into the game ranked second seed in Conference USA (C-USA). The ‘Runners had a great first quarter, only trailing the Monarchs by three, but in the second, the ‘Runners were outscored by seven and were never able to catch up.

During the game against the sixth seed, the 49ers came in ranked as the sixth team in the conference. The ‘Runners were outscored in the first quarter ,22-9, and even with a comeback in the second quarter, they could not catch up. It was their eighth loss in a row.

The ‘Runners will be playing against the Marshall Thundering Herd (9-13, 4-7 C-USA) at the Cam Henderson Center on Feb. 13, in which the ‘Runners will try to snap their eight-game losing streak. The Thundering Herd is sitting at the eighth seed after suffering a loss to LA Tech. The Herd has three players who are averaging double-digit points per game and are being led by Savannah Wheeler, who is averaging 13.5 points per game. Marshall is very similar to UTSA in their offensive scoring options, but the Thundering Herd has the ninth highest scoring defense in C-USA compared to UTSA’s 14th place.

The ‘Runners’ second road game will take place at the Diddle Arena when they take on the Western Kentucky Lady Toppers (16-6, 8-3 C-USA). The Lady Toppers are the third seed and are on a six-game winning streak. The Lady Toppers will be looking to extend their lead through their defensive rebounding. They rank second in the conference UTSA ranks last in 14th place. The Lady Toppers, like the ‘Runners, have three members in the double-digits for scoring. However, the Lady Toppers’ very own Raneem Elgedawy is averaging not only 17.1 points per game but also 10.4 rebounds.