Women’s basketball looks to get back on track

Senior guard Dana Jackson plays tight defense during the game against West Georgia Feb. 2.

The Lady Lions will host a revenge match against the buccaneers of Christian Brothers University of Memphis Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in Flowers Hall.

UNA fell at CBU Jan. 19 with 51-42, shooting 20.3 percent from the floor on the night and only connecting 14 shots. Head coach Terry Fowler said the scoring issues have been a problem for a while, but the team still just needs to play its game Thursday.

“We have had trouble scoring since December, so we won’t put any more emphasis against Christian Brothers than normal,” Fowler said. “We are getting the shots we want; we just have to make them.”

CBU is 0-11 on the road, 2-9 in the GSC and the last win it found was against UNA nearly a month ago. The matchup in the post is similar, but the rebounding edge and second chance opportunities will be two of the game-changing differences. UNA out-rebounded the Bucs 46-40, but the CBU found two more second chance points than the Lions.

“Christian Brothers has size like us and match up with us well,” Fowler said. “We will try to get their post out on the perimeter involved in our ball screening action and attack the basket with our guards.”

Senior guard Jasmine Horne led the Lions in scoring against CBU with 13 points in Canale Arena and also pulled down four rebounds for the night.

“Thursday, we just have to play well,” Fowler said. “We need to be focused and play hard, play smart, play together and stay together.”

UNA women will tip off Thursday at 6 p.m., playing CBU in the last home game of the regular season.