ASU loses four game winning streak to WT

Belles fall two points short of defeating Lady Buffs

By Rosanna Aguilera
On January 18, 2019

Photo by Ian Saint: Marquita Daniels drives into the paint for the layup. Daniels holds ASU’s women’s records for steals with 103 in a single season.

The ASU women’s basketball team lost its game against West Texas A&M University on Saturday, Jan. 11 by two points.
The Belles uffered a loss when their opponent scored a buzzer-beating layup to end the game 61-59.
Guard Dezirae Hampton led her team with 15 points and eight rebounds. Forward De’Anira Moore had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Mikayla Blount had nine points scored on three 3-pointers. Four other Belles scored over five points to round out the scoring for the team.
The Belles had the lead for the majority of the game with an 11-point lead going into halftime and a six-point lead into the final quarter.
The game came down to the final quarter where the Belles and Lady Buffs continued to go back and forth with the lead.
The Belles were solid on the three-point range, going 10-16, but struggled inside the arc. The team only made 11 of the 45 shots taken from the two-point range with 16 turnovers.
During the winter break, the Belles were on a winning streak. The team gained four wins over Urbana University, Montana State University, Texas Woman’s University and Eastern New Mexico University.
This streak came to an end after Saturday’s game.
The team will be on the road for two games but will return to the Junell Center on Jan. 24 to face Cameron University. The Belles will remain at home for three games after that.

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