Ladyjacks Comeback Bid Falls Shorts At UCA
Jan. 10, 2013
CONWAY, Arkansas - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks fell just short of completing a 19-point comeback, falling 57-54 to the Central Arkansas Sugar Bears Thursday evening at Farris Center.
SFA (6-9, 1-3) fell behind by as much as 38-19 in the first half and came all the way back to take a 53-47 lead with 5:29 left in the game but were outscored 10-1 over the final five minutes.
UCA (10-3, 3-0) was led in scoring by two-time Southland Conference Player of the Year Megan Herbert, who scored 26 points, 20 of which came in the first half. The Ladyjacks were led in scoring by both Daylyn Harris and Annette Davis, both of whom scored 15 points.
In the first half the Ladyjacks struggled to score, shooting just 34 percent from the field (10-of-29) while UCA was clicking on all cylinders, making 15-of-28 attempts (54%). Herbert led the Sugar Bears with a 20-point first half and a 38-21 Sugar Bear lead entering the locker room.
In the first 20 minutes Herbert was 8-of-10 from the floor in the first 20 minutes, which included 3-of-4 from three-point territory. SFA was led in scoring in the first half by junior forward Annette Davis, who scored six points on 3-of-6 shooting.
The Ladyjacks came out much more aggressive in the second half, and after not attempting a single free throw in the first half, SFA made seven of eight free throw attempts in the first seven minutes of the second half to cut the lead to 42-37 following a Davis layup and free throw at the 12:10 mark.
The rally continued deep into the second half as SFA went on an 11-5 run all the way to the 5:29 mark when a Davis layup gave the Ladyjacks the 53-47 lead and gave Davis a season-high in points.
However, UCA closed strong and SFA went without a made field goal and managed just one point over the final five minutes
SFA will look to get back on track on Saturday when they travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma to face new Southland Conference foe Oral Roberts at 5 p.m. That game will be broadcast on Q107.7 FM with the pre-game show beginning at 4:45 p.m.