Islanders fall to UTSA in Southland Conference home game

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi women's basketball team was unable to handle the UTSA offense on Wednesday night, falling 93-62 to the Roadrunners at the American Bank Center.

The Islanders are now 2-24 on the season with a 0-13 record in Southland Conference play. UTSA improved to 13-13 overall and 9-4 in league play.

Taryn Gregory scored a career-high 17 points for the Islanders while Adrienne Scott added 10 points and 10 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season.

In the first half, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi scored first on an Ashley Darley layup to make it 2-0 early on. The Roadrunners went on a 23-5 run over the next 5:37 of game time to take command with a 23-7 lead. The Islanders then went on a run of their own, outscoring UTSA 13-4 to cut the lead to just seven points at 27-20 with 9:01 left in the opening period. The team was unable to sustain the momentum as the Roadrunners took a 47-28 advantage into the break.

In the second half, UTSA kept the pressure on, with its largest lead coming at 88-53 before Texas A&M - Corpus Christi closed the gap to 93-62 for the final.

UTSA out-rebounded the Islanders 45-40 while Texas A&M - Corpus Christi forced 17 Roadrunner turnovers to 15 of their own.

Next up for the Islanders is a Saturday night contest against Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. with Yannis Koutroupis calling the action on 1230 AM as the team takes on the Ladyjacks in a Southland Conference tilt.