February 18, 2006

Women's Basketball Drops 70-58 Contest To Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Feb. 18, 2006

Box Score

GREELEY, Colo. - Jabrenta Hubbard slashed and spinned her way to a game-high 25 points, but it wasn't enough to help the University of Northern Colorado women's basketball team overcome abysmal shooting, as the Bears fell 70-58 to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday night at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

The Bears (12-13) outscored the Islanders 36-34 in the second half, but they dug themselves too deep a hole in the first half, shooting 28.1 percent from the floor. TAMUCC took advantage, as four Islanders scored in double-figures. Terra Andrews led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Northern Colorado did not score its first field goal until three minutes into the game. The Islanders capitalized on the opportunity and went up 20-7 with 10:50 left in the half before the Bears answered. A free throw by Danielle Hagen cut Corpus Christi's lead to 20-11 with 10:02 remaining, but the Islanders refused to relinquish control, as they went up 32-17 with 4:47 on the clock.

Hubbard glided her way down the lane to score a layup, giving the Bears their last basket of the half. TAMUCC went into halftime with a 36-22 lead. Northern Colorado, known for its 3-point shooting ability, went 2-of-13 from 3-point land in the half. Andrews scored 12 of her points in the first half.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (14-11) took its largest lead of the game at 42-22 with 18:22 left in the game. Then the Bears seemingly found the intensity that was missing in the first half and went on a 22-7 run that cut the Islanders' lead to 49-44. But the Bears could not hit key shots down the stretch, and TAMUCC pulled away for the win.

Heather Barbour tallied 11 points, and senior Molly McGrath pulled down a season-high five rebounds in her last home game at Northern Colorado.

The Bears will look to rebound from the loss with a 4:30 p.m. MT showdown on Tuesday with Utah Valley State in Orem, Utah. The Wolverines came out on top of the first meeting, 75-73, in a neutral site game at Eaton High School in Eaton, Colo., on Feb. 11. Hubbard scored a career-high 34 points in that game. The game will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis at 7 p.m. on the Bears Radio Network (Flagship Station: 1310-AM KFKA in Greeley) and can be accessed free of charge on UNCBears.com.