RICHARDSON, Texas - The Southwestern University women's basketball team could not overcome a tough first half as they fell to the Texas-Dallas Comets on the road, 64-51, on Tuesday evening at the UTD Activities Center.
Southwestern shot 18 of 47 (38%) from the field while Texas-Dallas shot 25 of 61 (41%). The Pirates were 15 of 24 (63%) from the charity stripe while the Comets were 12 of 18 (67%). UTD outreobunded the Pirates 38-34 and forced 21 Southwestern turnovers. The Comes scored 38 points in the paint and got 19 points off turnovers.
Southwestern opened up an 8-4 lead ealry in the first quarter before a 17-4 run by the Comets in the final six minutes gave them a 21-12 lead after one period of play. The Pirates stayed within reach throughout the second quarter until Texas-Dallas scored the final five points to take a 40-25 lead into half.
The Pirates remained scratched and clawed back into the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Comets 14-8 to make it a nine point game going into the final period.
However, Texas-Dallas got the game back to double digits in the fourt and held off any potential rallies for the 64-51 home win.
Junior Tori Carraway scored 14 points to go with eight rebounds and two blocks while senior Madison Edwards pitched in nine points. Sophomore Cecily Woolfolk scored seven points to go with eight rebounds while senior Brooke Swift had four assists.
Madison Steele and Raenett Hughes led UTD with 12 points each while Victoria Pena added 11 points.
Southwestern moves to 4-7 overall and will prepare to open SCAC play beginning on Friday as they travel to Sherman, Texas for an 8 PM tip against Austin College.