Despite leading for the first 10 minutes of the game, the SMU women’s basketball team lost to East Carolina 85-74 on Saturday. The Mustangs trailed by 1 at the end of the first quarter and ultimately couldn’t find the points to keep up with the Pirates.
Senior Mustang guard Mckenzie Adams dropped 25 points on 11 field goal attempts, hitting 12 of 13 free throws. Freshman guard Ariana Whitfield played a game-high 38 minutes and added 22 points, her first time recording over 20 points. Whitfield also added 4 assists and 3 rebounds.
SMU held East Carolina to only 39% shooting from the field, but the Mustangs committed 31 turnovers while the Pirates only gave up 15. Both Mustang standouts contributed 5 each.
The SMU women’s basketball team finished the 2017-18 season with a 10-20 record. They lost their final 5 games, including the first-round game of the American Tournament against the Pirates.
SMU finished only 4-12 in conference play, only ahead of Temple and Tulsa.