- Akilah Stroman
Women's basketball loses fourth straight
The Chanticleers struggled this past weekend, falling to Texas State and Texas-Arlington and stretching their losing streak to four games.
The Chanticleers traveled to San Marcos, Texas on Thursday to play Texas State where they lost 78-69.
Dj Williams had a career night in terms of points and recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 10 rebounds, but that wasn’t enough to get a Chanticleer victory. Williams had 17 of the team's 22 first half points. The Chanticleers were down 41-22 at the half.
The game appeared to be over in just 20 minutes of action. However, the Chanticleers picked it up in the second half to make it a game.
The Chanticleers couldn’t seem to get anything going in the first half. Williams had six of the 11 first quarter points and had all 11 points in the second quarter. Senior Jas Adams had just three points in the first 20 minutes of play.
To start off the second half, the Chanticleers went on a 15-6 run in the first six minutes. After a media timeout, they had cut the lead to just 10 points but couldn’t get it to single digits.
In the fourth quarter, it was a two-possession game after going on a 10-2 run. A three-pointer hit by Texas State would then stop that run. A three-pointer and a pair of free throws sealed the game for the Texas State Bobcats.
Adams finished with 23 points. Naheria Hamilton finished with her fifth double-double with 10 rebounds and 11 points.
Looking to bounce back from their loss on Thursday to Texas State, the Chanticleers traveled to Arlington, Texas to play against UT-Arlington but came up short and lost that matchup 65-63.
Jas Adams hit 1,000 points in the loss and had a game high of 24 points. Hamilton had yet another double-double with 16 points, and a career high 16 rebounds.
The score was 22-22 at the end of the first quarter. It was a pretty even game until a 12-2 run for Arlington would give them a 10-point lead heading into halftime.
Down by 10 at the half, the Chanticleers looked to push the ball in the second half. They managed to cut the lead to just two points after getting 11 unanswered points, but a run for Arlington gave had a five-point lead to start the final quarter.
For the remainder of the fourth quarter, the Chanticleers were able to stay close within six points and even made it a one-possession game after an Adams three-pointer at the 3:33 mark, but four unanswered points by Arlington would put them back up by six.
A few field goals and free throws made it a one-point game. But, a free throw in the final minute would be the one to close out the game’s scoring.
The Chanticleers will be back at the HTC Center next week to host Appalachian State on Saturday at 1 p.m.