WINDSOR, Ont.-A road trip across the border did not come as a vacation for the Mustangs. With their shots not falling, the Mustangs were unable to overcome a 10-point halftime deficit and eventually lost a close battle, 66-55. A 29% effort from the field hindered the Mustangs from overtaking the Saints lead.
Junior forward Ebony Jackson (Ferndale, Mich.) paced the Mustangs in defeat with 12 points. Jackson added five rebounds, four assists, and four steals on the evening. Maria Martin (West Bloomfield, Mich.) and Arielle Edwards (Grand Rapids, Mich.) rounded out the Mustangs double-digit tallies with 11 and 10 respectively. Martin chipped in with six rebounds and five steals, while Edwards grabbed seven boards to go along with three steals.
Despite a tough luck shooting night, the Mustangs were able to out-rebound the opponent on the offensive glass 22-8. Coach Hitchcock and the ‘Stangs had an edge in nearly every statistical category aside from a lopsided 59%-to-29% field goal battle won by the Saints.
The loss drops the Mustangs to 8-10 on the season and comes just before a pivotal NAIA/USCAA match-up at Indiana University Northwest. The Mustangs must contain one of the NAIA’s best post players, Sharon Houston, if they want to come away victorious in Gary, IN this Saturday. Tip-off is at 3pm (EST).
Category: Women's Basketball