Mustangs fall to ECU 67-49

The SMU Women’s basketball team fell to the East Carolina Pirates at Moody Coliseum Wednesday night, 67-49.

A rough first half left the Lady Mustangs (4-14, 0-7 AAC) down by 21, after only recording one total assist. However, the Mustangs moved the ball better in the second half and outscored ECU by three points.

ECU (13-6, 3-3 AAC) was led by strong performances by I’Tiana Taylor and Jada Payne. Taylor put up 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Payne led all scorers with 17 points and 6 boards.

Destynee Hives-McCray was the high scorer for the Mustangs for the second game in a row with 11 points.

The Pirates outrebounded SMU, 45-33 and outscored SMU in 2nd chance opportunities. SMU held the Pirates to 36.4 percent shooting, but could not get shots to fall, only shooting 29.1 percent.

ECU jumped out to an early lead, and went into the break up by 21. The Mustangs never lead.

SMU will stay in Dallas as they take on UCF Sunday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. at Moody Coliseum.

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