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Late slump leads to Senior Day loss

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Artaejah Gay goes for a shot as a UT-PB defender tries to stop her. East Texan Photo | Evan Luecke

Zach Cottam | Senior Reporter

The A&M-Commerce Lions women’s basketball team wrapped up their 2017-2018 campaign by finishing their season at 17-11, good enough to earn them the 3rd seed in the 2018 Lone Star Conference Tournament.

The Lions faced off against #25 West Texas A&M at home falling 69-43. A slow first quarter consisting of just 4 points for A&M Commerce led to the 26-point loss. The Lions still managed two double digit scorers in Princess Davis and Brianna Wise despite the low-scoring outcome. The Lions shot 29.4% from the field and only managed to sink one three-pointer in 17 attempts.

In their regular season closer, the Lions were edged out by UT Permian-Basin 64-61. The Falcons utilized a fourth-quarter surge to spoil the Lions hopes of ending the season on a positive note. The Lions were led in scoring by Artaejah Gay with 18 points and Wise with 17. A strong first half had the Lions ahead by six at the break, as they shot 68% from the field, 63% from three, and 56% from the free-throw line.

On the whole season, the Lions managed to score 1,930 points, grab 1,180 rebounds, total 348 assists, and steal the ball 254 times.

Wise led the team in scoring for the season, totaling 460 points, averaging over 16 points per game in her final season with the team. Sophomore Jenna Price grabbed the most rebounds, putting up 208 boards, 73 on offense and 135 on defense. Redshirt junior Princess Davis led the team in both assists and steals, with 90 and 43 respectively. She also came in second for the season in points, with 348.

Despite the back-to-back losses, the Lions are not done yet this season. Their 13-7 record in conference set them up to play the 6th-seeded Cameron Aggies in the quarterfinals Thurs., Mar. 1 at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, TX. The Lions will need to win the conference tournament to make it to the NCAA Regionals that will be held Mar. 9-12.

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