PENSACOLA, Fla. — For the second consecutive game, the University of West Florida women’s basketball team forced the game into overtime, this time falling to Loyola New Orleans 70-72 in the closing seconds of overtime. Jessica Young and Amy Drake led the charge for the Argos, putting up 23 and 20 points respectively.
As a team, the Argonauts shot 37.9 percent from the floor and 30 percent from behind the arc. Young led the Argos in scoring for just the third time all season and collected 16 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season. An aggressive Argonaut defense managed to force 26 Wolfpack turnovers and keep the Argos in position to win the game.
A slow start by the Argonauts in the first half forced them to play from behind for much of the game. After trailing by as much 12 early in the second half, the Argos tied the game up at 44 with just over 11 minutes to left in regulation. The Wolfpack fought their way back and tied it up with 15 seconds left in the second half. In the overtime period, the Argos were unable to put the game away, eventually falling 72-70.
The Lady Argos will open up conference play on the road this Thursday at 5:30pm CT as they take on the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers.
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