Roadrunners win first game of the season 74-47

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor

After a big win in its exhibition game last week, UTSA took down Trinity 74-47. Josh Farmer led the Roadrunners (1-0) with 17 points and 12 rebounds, both game-highs. Jacob Germany had 15 points, and the entire UTSA team had a positive plus/minus. 

“It’s a great feeling. Everything we worked on all summer, we’ve gone like 30 straight practices and not played anyone different. To come out here and play and get that first win feels great.” Germany said after the game. 

Isaiah Addo-Ankrah and Germany immediately put UTSA on the board with four points each and going up 8-2. The two teams exchanged baskets through the first half of the period, where the ‘Runners led just 13-12. Eventually, UTSA exploded on a 12-3 run to push the lead to double digits. Germany led the Roadrunners into halftime with eight points, while UTSA sat with a 29-17 lead.

Through the wire-to-wire victory, the ‘Runners didn’t allow a Tigers player to score double digits. UTSA went from shooting 34.2 percent in the first half to 47.4 percent in the second, allowing the ‘Runners to expand their lead. Farmer had a big block and finished with an alley-oop dunk to light the crowd on fire, adding to UTSA’s 50 points scored in the paint while holding Trinity to 26. 

The Roadrunners gave up 16 turnovers, while the Tigers had just three. UTSA also shot 16.7 percent from three and 53.8 percent from the free-throw line; however, coach Steve Henson deemed the game just an “off-shooting night.”

“Play 40 minutes of offense against a zone took a little bit of aggressiveness away. I thought we had good looks, [we] had the right guys shooting threes, for the most part, make nine of 10 of those, we’re feeling great,” Henson said post-game.

This game was UTSA’s third consecutive season with a win in the season-opener. The Roadrunners will travel to Corpus Christi to avenge their blowout loss last season. The game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will tip off at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11.