Roadrunner women still searching for first win of February

Judy Jones

The women’s basketball team has seen its season spiral out of control as it has lost four straight games in February.

They spent the last week on the road where victory yet again eluded the Runners.

SE Louisiana, 64; UTSA, 63

A 9-1 scoring spurt by the Roadrunners late in the game was not enough to win as the Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions held on to win a 64-63 contest Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Hammond, Louisiana.

The Roadrunners found themselves down by seven points with 3:43 minutes left in the game before they went on a valiant run. They were able to take a one-point lead on a Kamra King layup before the Lady Lions’ Aja Gibson scored what ended up being the final basket with 35 seconds left in the game that sent the Roadrunners back defeated by one point.

King finished the game with eight points, which made her the third highest scorer for the Roadrunners after Ashley Gardner, who finished with 10 points, and Judy Jones, who ended the night with 15 points.

The Lady Lions had four players score in double figures, Kelli Jenkins led with 16 points. The Roadrunners fell to 3-6 in the

conference. The Lady Lions rose to the same conference record with the victory.

SFA, 73; UTSA, 64

The Roadrunners gave a great effort in trying to end their slide against the Ladyjacks of Stephen F. Austin on Saturday, Feb. 11, but 19 points and 11 rebounds from Judy Jones were not enough as the Roadrunners fell by nine points, 73-64, in Nacogdoches.

UTSA was also led in the stat sheet by Kamra King, who scored 18 points in a non-starting role, but a poor shooting first half proved too much for the Roadrunners to overcome as they dropped their fifth straight Southland Conference contest and put into jeopardy a run of consecutive trips to the Southland Conference tournament.

With the loss, the Roadrunners fell into a tie with UT Arlington for last in the West Division at 3-7. The Roadrunners will get back in action when they host McNeese State on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. That game will be followed by another road game on Saturday, Feb. 18, when the Roadrunners travel to Thibodaux, LA, to take on the Nicholls Lady Colonels at 1 p.m.