Last week was bittersweet for the Sam Houston State Women’s Basketball team.
The Bearkats were on the road last week and picked up one win against Lamar but lost to Houston Baptist.
Sam Houston’s fight didn’t end there when the team took on HBU at Sharp Gymnasium.
After breaking the four game losing streak on Wednesday, SHSU fell to the Huskies 67 to 63. Turnovers and little mistakes cost the Bearkats another victory.
Senior guard Shernise Robertson scored 25 points. 15 of them were from three pointers.
SHSU traveled to Beaumont where they won 78 to 76 against the Cardinals. This victory broke Sam Houston’s losing streak and brought the Bearkats back on their feet.
“Our team did really well,” senior center Angela Beadle said. “We started the game hot and played a whole 40 minute basketball game which in the end I think helped us win.”
On the court Beadle posted 20 points and 18 rebounds. Teammates Robertson, junior guard Morghen Day and freshmen guard Kamry Ohr also posted some double digit scores for the Bearkats.
“It felt really good beating Lamar because they’re a great team and we needed to break our losing streak,” Beadle said.
Sam Houston State is now 4-6 in Southland Conference play.
As of now, the Bearkats are tied for 7 place with Lamar right under Houston Baptist. Abilene Christian still remains at the top of the chain in first place with 9 wins and 0 losses.
This week the Bearkats will take on Texas A&M- Corpus Christi. The Islanders currently stand in 9 place right under Stephen F. Austin.
Last week the Islanders also took a loss against SFA so they’re hungry for a win.
Although they have the home court advantage, the Bearkats are ready for a fight and are hungry for another win.
Tip-off is scheduled for Feb 6 at Corpus Christi at 2 p.m.