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Lady Mustangs travel south in standings

Saturday marked the end of the Lady Mustangs’ four-game road trip. SMU went 1-3 in their WAC tour, which came to a bitter end in Honolulu.

The Mustangs lost the game to the Warriors, 69 -60.

Poor shooting caused the Mustangs’ downfall against Hawaii. As a team, SMU went 6-26 from three-point range. Junior guard Andrea Cossey, SMU’s leading scorer, was held without a point until the final two minutes of the game.

Shanta Ramdhanny led SMU with 17 points.

Despite the three losses, head coach Rhonda Rompola was pleased with her team’s performance under the circumstances.

“It was our hardest road trip, with the different time zones and the distance we had to travel,” Rompola said.

Although San Jose State was the lone victory for the Mustangs, Rompola is encouraged about where her team stands. Because the conference is spread out geographically, road wins are few and far between in the WAC.

Against Hawaii the effects of the road trip and the Warriors’ hard-nosed defense limited the Mustangs’ offensive ability.

“Our shots just didn’t fall,” Rompola said. “The players’ legs were dead from the traveling.”

The Ponies started the trek when they traveled to El Paso to play UTEP, losing in a tight game 71-69.

Their next stop was Boise State where luck left the Mustangs again as they lost 78-75.

Finally, against San Jose State on Feb. 6, SMU took out their aggression and was victorious 61-58. The Lady Mustangs achieved what no other team could do this year when they beat San Jose State in their own arena, the first home loss for the Spartans. In a game that came down to the final seconds, the Mustangs pulled out a 61-58 victory in the last minute behind Ramdhanny’s clutch free throw shooting.

With the end of the season quickly approaching, the team has positioned themselves for a chance to place among the top of the conference. Seven games remain, four at home and three on the road.

Currently in a three-way tie for fourth place, the Mustangs could move up to second or third with a strong finish.

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