ISLANDERS STUMBLE AT HOME AGAINST LAMAR
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team had rough time at home on Wednesday night as they dropped a 68-44 decision to the Lamar Lady Cardinals in Southland Conference play at the American Bank Center.
The Islanders fall to 6-10, 2-2 in SLC action on the year while Lamar improved to 12-5, 3-1 in SLC play.
Myeisha Myles recorded her second double-double of the season, scoring 16 points and pulling down 11 rebounds to lead the Islanders in both categories. Leading scorer Jade Davis was held to two points in the game while senior Sarah Davidson was fouled at the 17:33 mark of the first half, tweaking an injury and was held out the rest of the game.
"Our team struggled from the beginning shooting the ball." said Head Coach Robert Robinson. "It is tough to win games when you shoot 28 percent from the field."
The Islanders opened the scoring with a jumper by Lauren Smith to make it 2-0 in favor of the Islanders. Lamar tied the score on a jumper before the Islanders pulled ahead again on an Adrienne Scott layup to make it 4-2.
Soon after, the Lady Cardinals took an 8-4 lead on three consecutive made layups. The Islanders pulled back to within one at 8-7 on a made Smith three-pointer.
The two teams went back and forth with the Islanders trailing by as many as seven with 7:47 left in the half at 19-12 and pulling back to within three at 20-17 with 4:11 left in the half.
From that point on, the Islanders were held scoreless while the Lady Cardinals hit six straight shots with five of them being three-pointers to go ahead 37-17 at halftime.
In the second half, the Islanders were not able to make up any ground, falling behind by a score of 56-21 at the widest margin before finishing the game at the final of 68-44.
Myles was the leading scorer with 16 points and leading rebounder with 11 for the Islanders. Smith scored seven points as the second-leading scorer. Deziree Green added five rebounds as the second-leading rebounder for the Islanders.
"I thought Myeisha did a really good job competing out there." said Robinson. "She came ready to play and stepped up to the challenge and never quit."
Emily Spickler of the Lady Cardinals was a perfect 7-for-7 from three-point range, her only shots of the night, to lead the team with 21 points.
The Islanders look to get back on track this Saturday against UTSA. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:00 PM.