From ECU Sports Info.
Teri LaJeunese, Sports Information Director
STILLWATER – The East Central University women’s basketball team opened the 2015-16 season with an exhibition game at Oklahoma State in Gallagher-Iba Arena, falling 49-122.
The Tigers were led by sophomore Alexa Adair, with 14 points. Junior Jalyn Jackson added a team-high five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two points. Junior transfer Tori Huff added nine points and junior Whitney Stotler garnered eight.
The Cowgirls started the first quarter with strong offense and defense, taking a 14-35 advantage in the first 10 minutes. ECU struggled getting their shots to fall at first, but picked up the pace a little in the second quarter.
ECU ended the first half trailing 28-58 and shooting 33.3 percent (10-of-30) from the field, while OSU shot 85.2 percent (23-of-27) from the field. The Tigers faired a little better from beyond the arc, where they went 8-of-21 (38.1%).
The teams stayed with about the same offensive output in the third quarter, with ECU adding 12 points and the Cowgirls 31 for a 40-89 score.
The Tigers kept fighting through the fourth quarter and ended the game with a 49-122 final.
The Tigers will play their first official game of the 2015-16 season, Saturday, Nov. 14 when they travel to face Cameron at 6 p.m. in Lawton, Okla. The first home games and the first Great American Conference matchups of the season are set for Nov. 19 and 21 against Southern Arkansas and Arkansas-Monticello.