• story by Travis Hendryx • photos by Paul Slocumb •
Sul Ross State University Women’s Basketball dropped a 70-47 decision to visiting University of the Southwest in non-conference action Saturday.
Makayla Hamilton led Lady Lobo scorers with nine points while Angalyn Latin and Chandre Nunez contributed eight points each.
Sul Ross held a brief lead early in the first quarter but the Mustangs maintained the advantage for most of the period.
The Lady Lobos ended the quarter with a 5-0 run capped by a jumper by Nunez to tie the game at 11 heading to the second period.
Southwest posted a six-point lead to begin the second quarter but Jocelyne Roque’s jumper in the paint pulled Sully to within two at the 6:06 mark.
The Mustangs would go on to hold a pair of seven-point leads down the stretch and ended the half with a 6-0 run for a 31-22 lead heading to the break.
Southwest then broke out to a pair of 13-point leads in the third period and finished off the frame with a free throw by Bethany Benatcur for a 49-35 advantage.
The visitors never looked back putting up two, 23-point spreads including the 70-47 final score.
With Saturday’s loss, Sul Ross drops to 2-4 on the season while Southwest improves to 3-5.
Sully returns to American Southwest Conference competition December 6 and 8 at LeTourneau and East Texas Baptist University.