Ladyjacks Drop Non-Conference Finale At Tulsa, 72-53
Jan. 1, 2012
TULSA, Oklahoma - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks were unable to overcome 23 turnovers and 32 percent shooting in a 72-53 loss at Tulsa Sunday afternoon in the final non-conference game of the season.
Tulsa (5-6) outscored the Ladyjacks 36-22 in points in the paint and shot 48 percent from the field. The Golden Hurricane had four players in double-digit scoring, including a game-high 17 points from junior guard Taleya Mayberry. Taylor Hooker (16 points), Jessica McQuin (13 points) and Chanice Scott (11 points) were the other three Tulsa players in double-figures.
The Ladyjacks also committed 24 turnovers which were converted into 26 points by the Golden Hurricane.
SFA fell behind 11-0 in the game's first four minutes behind six points from Mayberry and four Ladyjack turnovers.
The Ladyjacks quickly went on a mini-run to cut the deficit to 13-8 on a Marion three-pointer at the 13:27 mark but that would be the closest SFA would get the rest of the afternoon.
Tulsa ended the half by outscoring the Ladyjacks 30-13 and never looked back. SFA actually outscored Tulsa 32-29 in the second half but the first half hole was too big to climb out of.
The Ladyjacks will now have five days or rest before opening up Southland Conference play in Hammond, La. at Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m.