Women’s basketball: UTSA fails to end its losing streak

Haley Aguayo, Contributor

SAN ANTONIO – UTSA basketball dropped their fourth game in a row against North Texas 54-51 Thursday night at the Convocation Center.

Jordyn Jenkins led the team with 27 points, her 11th 20-point game of the season. Coleman and White each added six points in the loss.

The Roadrunners (4-15, 2-8 C-USA) have not beaten North Texas since the 2018-19’ season. The Mean Green (7-13, 4-6) snapped a two-game losing streak of their own with Thursday’s victory.

UNT tipped the ball their way to get first possession. Throughout the first frame, North Texas held the lead over the ‘Runners, which never fell short of a three-point difference, largely thanks to UNT’s Quincy Noble’s 3-pointer.

UTSA’s Elyssa Coleman, Alexis Parker and Kyra White each made a basket in the first quarter. A free throw from Jenkins totaled the Roadrunners seven points, though they trailed the Mean Green by eight points.

Sidney Love scored within the first 30 seconds of the second quarter, followed by two points awarded to the ‘Runners by UNT’s Tommisha Lampkin, tipping the ball into the basket in an attempt to tip it away from Jenkins.

Jenkins scored a total of eight points during the second quarter, tying the game at 17. North Texas closed on a 6-4 run to go into halftime up 25-21. 

Opening the third quarter, the Mean Green was quick to add on points with two baskets. Parker, who had not scored since the first quarter, made the first 3-pointer for UTSA.

Each team took a defensive stand, keeping the game scoreless for nearly two minutes.

North Texas maintained its lead into the fourth quarter. A three from Jenkins and Siena Guttadauro closed the score within two points.

After a hard foul, Jenkins was sent to the line, where she drained a pair of free throws to tie the game at 46.

UNT answered with baskets of their own, asserting themselves with full control. UTSA was unable to regain the lead, falling 54-51.

UTSA will face Louisiana Tech at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Thomas Assembly Center.