Lady Jags Down Sam Houston State 71-61 On Saturday

December 10, 2012 · By · Filed Under Basketball, Women's 

The Lady Jaguars improve to 7-3 on the season after they defeated Sam Houston State in the Mitchell Center on Saturday. For the first time this season the Lady Jags overcame a halftime deficit to pick up the 71-61 win over the Bearkats.

The Jags trailed by three points at halftime, but used a pair of runs early in the second half to overtake the Bearkats for the win.

“At the half, I talked to our team about the fact that we need to show more resolve and gumption,” head coach Rick Pietri said. “We needed to apply ourselves more from a standpoint of intensity and desire. I just felt like we were being out desired. Sam Houston State deserves credit for that. In the second half, I think our kids responded excellently in every aspect of the game. Our attention rose and we shot a much better percentage in the second half. I just think that all-in-all in the second half, the effort, the intensity, the discipline we were staying true to our principles and as a result we won the game.”

Camille Reynolds led the Jags with 14 points by going 4-of-6 from the floor with three 3-pointers. Mary Nixon added 11 points as well while Veronica Cherizol narrowly missed a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds.

The Jaguar bench was the key to the victory, as it has been all season. The Jags had a 28-10 advantage over the Bearkat bench. Also three-point shots were key in the win as the Jags connected on 11 shots from outside the arc.

The Lady Jags will have an 11 day break for final exams before returning to the court with a trip to Central Florida on December 19.

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