KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC women’s basketball team (11-10, 5-3) relinquished its second consecutive WAC game to UTRGV on Saturday afternoon, 56-75, at the Swinney Center.
Holding a 19-18 advantage heading into the second period, UMKC would give up a layup to UTRGV’s Madison Northcutt and was unable to regain the lead for the rest of the game. The Vaqueros would then go on an 8-1 run to grab a 26-20 lead before pulling away in the end.
UMKC attempted to trim the lead late in the fourth period but UTRGV answered with an 8-2 run to solidify its fourth conference victory of the season.
Junior guard Ericka Mattingly (Wichita, Kan.) of UMKC would reach above her season average in points in the loss to the Vaqueros, scoring 20 points and recording three rebounds. Mattingly played a game-high 39 minutes on Saturday.
This is the second consecutive conference loss for UMKC, who fell to New Mexico State in a back and forth game on Thursday night. The Roos have allowed 75 points to opposing teams in back to back games for the first time all season.
The Vaqueros were led by Madison Northcutt, who delivered a double-double (22 points and 13 rebounds) for the Vaqueros.
“Our team got outworked today in every category,” stated head coach Jacie Hoyt. “We didn’t execute anything we had worked on. This will be a good week for us to get back to the drawing board and make some changes to the things we need to correct moving forward.”
- The Blue & Gold will remain at home to face off with California Baptist on Saturday, Feb. 9th at 2 p.m. CT
- In regards to NCAA standings, Mattingly entered Saturday’s showdown 42rd in points (18.8) and top 10 in assists (126) in the nation
- Scoring 20 points in the win, Mattingly has now scored 20 points or more in 13 games this year
- The Roos had one player in double digits during Saturday’s loss versus the Vaqueros
- The Roos shot 18 of 58 (31.0%) from the court in Saturday’s loss
- UMKC shot 15 of 24 (62.5%) from the charity stripe
- Freshman guard Emily Ivory went 3 of 6 from three-point range today against the Vaqueros, marking 14 times where she has made multiple three pointers for the Roos
- With 58 three point field goals made on the year, Ivory remains 29 three-pointers away from tying Veda McNeal’s all-time single season record with 87 threes back in the ’92-’93 season
- The Roos were out rebounded by UTRGV at a 37-33 margin
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