DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU women's basketball team fell to the Houston Jaguars Thursday evening in exhibition play by the score of 68-65 at Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU. Four Mustangs scored in double figures in the loss.
Both teams came out a bit tight and each had their share of turnovers. SMU shot 40% from the field in the first half while the Jaguars hit 34.2% of their shots. The score was knotted at 33-33 at the intermission.
In the second half, SMU came out on fire and built its lead to as many as 15 points (57-42) at the 11:54 mark. But Houston chipped away at the lead and knocked it down to three points (63-60) with 5:03 remaining in the game. With a 65-60 lead with 3:55 remaining, the Jaguars would score the final eight points of the game while the Mustangs got ice cold from the field and the free throw line.
Junior post Sarah Davis collected a double-double with a team-high 13 points and 13 rebounds. Davis also recorded four blocked shots in the game. Freshman Sharee Shepherd posted 12 points (10 in the first half) while Juli Colli scored 11 points and added five steals.
SMU continues its tune-up for the regular season with an exhibition game on Thursday, Nov. 11, facing Abilene Christian at Moody Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. and admission is free.