Women’s basketball loses fifth-straight game

Bulls continue shooting woes in fifth-straight loss

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Women’s basketball dropped its fifth-straight game Saturday afternoon in a 69-58 loss to Ball State (17-7). 

UB (13-10) had scoring troubles early on as the Cardinals held them to 11 of 33 from the field in the first half. 

They kept it close until late in the game despite their poor shooting efforts. Junior forward Marissa Hamilton and senior guard Theresa Onwuka led the squad with 10 points each. Hamilton hit a three-pointer for the Bulls in the first quarter, but the team couldn’t keep it up, shooting 0-7 downtown in the second quarter and 5-25 for the game. 

The Bulls kept on fighting and stayed busy on the offensive glass, scoring 19 of their 58 points from second chance opportunities. Twenty of the team’s 45 rebounds came from the offensive glass. Freshman center Elea Gaba gave the Bulls some life off the bench, scoring 8 points shooting 4-5 from the field. At the half, the Bulls saw themselves down only 6 points despite shooting 33% from the floor. 

The Bulls tried to keep it close in the second half but couldn’t seem to gain enough momentum. Ball State sophomore forward Thelma Dis Agustsdottir gave the Bulls problems all afternoon, scoring a career-high 26 points, shooting 6-7 beyond the arc. 

The Bulls’ shooting woes continued throughout the second half, as they shot 35% from the field and struggled to find their rhythm at the free throw line, shooting 5-14. 

Coach Felisha Legette-Jack understands the team is struggling and took to the mic at the end of the game to address the fans. She told everyone to ride with the team and they will continue to work hard to get back to their winning ways repeating, “Stay with us.”

The Bulls look to snap their five-game losing streak on Wednesday, as they take on Akron (11-12) at Alumni Arena. 

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