CHICKASHA, Okla. — The Southwestern College women’s basketball team lost for the first time in the early season Saturday night, falling to Oklahoma cience & Arts 85-69.

Despite struggling to shoot the ball, the Lady Builders (2-1) were in control of the first half, taking a small lead into the halftime break.

Southwestern hovered around the 30-percent mark from the floor in the first 20 minutes, but was also able to get to the line at will. Overall, the Lady Builders finished 34 percent from the field, but the Lady Drovers used a strong second half and ended almost hitting half their shots at 48 percent.

USOA used a 16-5 run out of halftime to flip the score, but led by just four heading into the final quarter.

Southwestern scored six of the first seven points to take a two-point lead to begin the fourth quarter, but the Lady Drovers used a 12-6 outburst in just less than two minutes to regain the lead.

The Lady Builders battled back to within one possession one final time, but USOA answered with points on six straight possessions to pull away for good.

Senior Jazmyne Laskey led the Lady Builders with 24 points. Three others saw double figures on the day, including junior Ashley Carrillo with 14 off the bench to go with eight rebounds.

The Lady Builders have their home opener at 5 p.m. Thursday against Dallas Christian as part of Tara Patterson Memorial Night.

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