• by Travis Hendryx •
ABILENE, Texas- Second half turnovers proved costly as the Sul Ross Lady Lobo basketball team dropped a 90-57 ASC decision to host McMurry University Thursday night in Abilene.
Sully led throughout the first quarter and ended the period with an 18-16 lead.
A fast break jumper by Chandre Nunez gave Sul Ross a five-point, 23-18 lead with 7:28 remaining in the second quarter.
Nunez then nailed a three-pointer at 5:44 and extended the Lady Lobo lead to seven.
McMurry rallied at the 2:52 mark with a triple by Dominique Machuca for a 34-31 Warhawk lead.
The home team would go on to lead by nine and went to the half up 43-35.
The War Hawks then capitalized on multiple Lady Lobo turnovers in the third quarter and ended the period leading 68-46.
McMurry cruised through the fourth quarter and finally settled for the 90-57 victory.
Nunez led Sul Ross scorers with 18 points while Jocelyne Roque and Jazmine Saucedo sported 10 points each. Roque also tallied a team-high eight rebounds.
The Lady Lobos fall to 4-13 on the season and 2-6 in ASC play while McMurry improves to 6-12 and 3-6.
The Lady Lobos will visit Hardin-Simmons University for a 1:00 p.m. conference outing Saturday, January 19.