ISLANDERS END SEASON WITH WBI SEMIFINAL LOSS AT MEMPHIS
Memphis, Tenn. - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team saw its season come to a close on Thursday night with an 80-55 loss to Memphis to end the Islanders run in the Women's Basketball Invitational semifinals.
The Islanders finish the season at 24-11, a program-high for wins in a season. The Tigers improve to 20-13 and move on to face Appalachian State in the WBI finals on Sunday afternoon.
Elisa Beagle, Jade Davis and Jessica Jammer led the Islanders in scoring with nine points each as no player scored in double digits for TAMUCC for the first time all season. Beagle led the team in rebounding with 10 on the night while the Islanders committed a season-high 33 turnovers to allow Memphis to take control of the game.
After the Islanders scored the first points of the game on a Lauren Smith lay up, the Tigers quickly answered back an 8-2 run over the next two minutes to make it 8-4 and stretched their lead to 18 at 22-4 before TAMUCC would score again. The Tigers closed out the first half with a 24 point lead at 45-21.
In the second half, Memphis continued to control the game and extended the lead to as many as 28 at 64-38. The Islanders could never get any closer than 23 points before the game ended at an 80-55 final.
The most successful season in Islander history comes to a close for the team while five seniors saw their final action as a collegiate player. Beagle, Shaye Montgomery, Deziree Green, Diandra Torres and LaToya Thomas all closed out their career on Thursday night with the distinction of being a part of the best team in school history.