Bearkats Drop Season Series Against the Ladyjacks

Sam Houston Bearkat women’s basketball fall to the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks in Nacogdoches, Texas, 71-56 Thursday night.

The Bearkats (12-13, 8-7) were onto the Ladyjacks (23-5, 13-5) early in the game when they went up 22-16 at the end of the first quarter.

SFA would eventually take the lead back and go up at halftime up 35-32.

With a potential stunner brewing up, the Ladyjacks made sure that did not happen.

They outscored the Bearkats 36-24 in the second half to win it.

SHSU shot only 31.8% from the field while SFA shot an impressive 50% as a team.

Sophomore transfer guard Tierney Coleman led the team with 21 points along with four steals.

Redshirt sophomore Mikayla Woods got 11 points.

Senior forward Madelyn Batista nearly notched another double-double as she got nine points and nine rebounds.

Sam Houston looks to bounce back and get a more favorable seed for the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Las Vegas.

They will have a chance to next up against the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros Saturday in Edinburg, Texas.

The game will be broadcasted on ESPN+.

Tip-off is at 4 p.m. CT.

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