Lady Jacks win one at home and one on road

Tim Knutson

Tim Knutson

The SDSU Women’s Basketball Team won two games in a row to end the month of January.

The Lady Jacks beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at home and then traveled to Miami to knock off Florida International University. With the two victories, the Lady Jacks moved to 12-8 on the season, with eight games left to play. Three of the remaining games for the Lady Jacks will be at home.

On Jan. 26, the Lady Jacks hosted the Corpus Christi Islanders, with a record of 10-7 heading into the contest with Jacks. SDSU won the game, 68-45. The Lady Jacks started out the game strong and built a 20-point lead with seven minutes left to play in the first half. The Jacks controlled the ball and the style of play of the game from the start. The Lady Jacks forced 19 turnovers in front of the 1,788 home fans.

SDSU was led by junior Megan Vogel, who had 23 points and 7 rebounds. The Lady Jacks had 10 different women score, four of whom reached double figures. The Islanders’ Terra Andrews was the only player from Corpus Christi to score in double figures with 17 points. The Islanders and Jacks will meet again this season on Feb. 13 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

After winning on Thursday night, the Jacks traveled to Miami, Fla. to take on the Florida International University Golden Panthers. The Lady Jacks came out strong on defense, not allowing a Golden Panthers’ basket until Iva Ciglar hit a layup with 14 minutes, 39 seconds left in the first half. The Jacks controlled the first half and went into halftime with a 13-point lead.

The second half was a different story for the Lady Jacks. SDSU gave up 37 points in the second half after only giving up 19 in the first. In a game that went down to the wire, the Jacks pulled out a 60 – 56 win against the Golden Panthers. The Golden Panthers went on a 13-point run with 15 minutes, 34 seconds left in the second half to bring the game back into reach. With 53 seconds left in the game and the Jacks up by one, Vogel, the Jacks leading scorer, hit a three pointer to give the Lady Jacks a four-point lead and secure the victory.

The Jacks hit 11 three pointers in the game and had six different players make a three. The Jacks were led by Vogel, who had 25 points, including the final three pointer of the game. Senior Christina Gilbert had a team-high six rebounds and senior Heather Sieler led the Jacks with seven assists in the road win.