MSU not feeling the magic in loss to TWU

The Midwestern State women’s basketball team has not felt the magic at home lately. Shooting woes doomed the Mustangs again in an 84-64 loss to Texas Woman’s at D.L. Ligon Coliseum on Tuesday.

The last time MSU played in front of a friendly crowd, they made 16 of 56 shots in a 35-point loss to Cameron.

On Tuesday, the Mustangs fared better against the Pioneers, making 22 of 60 attempts from the floor. The overall numbers were boosted by an 8 of 15 fourth quarter for the Mustangs, with the game decided.

“We had good looks,” MSU coach Christopher Reay said. “We rushed some shots early, and when we got down, I thought we rushed it a bit more. It wasn’t until we started to relax that shots went in, but the damage had already been done, and we were down 20 points.”

Hannah Reynolds led the Mustangs with 21 points. However, the points did not come easy for the senior, who made 8 of 17 shots on the night.

“What cost us was our mental energy to start the game with their best player (Ashley Ingram) not playing,” Reay said. “I tried preaching to them before the game that TWU would come out swinging, and we didn’t match their intensity.”

MSU will try and find the magic before hosting Western New Mexico at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Texas Woman’s 84, Midwestern State 64

TEXAS WOMAN’S (15-6, 8-2)

Keslyn King 5-10 6-6 16; Sadie Moyer 0-4 2-4 2; Brielle Woods 6-10 0-0 14; Scout Huffman 8-10 5-6 21; Kayla Glover 2-6 1-2 5; Amaya Briggs 0-0 0-2 0; Jada Freeman 1-1 0-0 2; Ma’K’La Woods 4-8 1-4 9; Ariyanna Hines 4-5 1-2 12; Airron Gaydon 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 31-55 16-26 84.

MIDWESTERN STATE (11-10, 5-6)

Shawnisay Millar 2-6 0-0 4; Frances King 3-10 4-4 10; Hannah Reynolds 8-17 5-9 21; Markayla Johnson 2-5 1-2 5; Morgan Lenahan 5-16 5-6 17; Eternity Jackson 2-3 2-2 7; Sheridan Bostic 0-1 0-0 0; Yasmine Sifaoui 0-1 0-0 0; Mandy Withey 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-60 17-23 64.

TWU    –  20  16  26  22 – 84

MSU    –  11  17  13  23 – 64   

3-Point Goals — TWU 6-11 (Moyer 0-2, B. Woods 2-4, Glover 0-1, Hines 3-3 Gaydon 1-1); MSU 3-12 (King 0-2, Johnson 0-2, Lenahan 2-6, Jackson 1-2). Fouled Out — TWU (None); MSU (None). Rebounds — TWU 37 (B. Woods, Glover, M. Woods 6); MSU 34 (Lenahan 8). Assists — TWU 18 (Glover, Hines 5); MSU 12 (King 5). Total Fouls — TWU 19, MSU 20. Technicals — TWU (None); MSU (None). A — 545.