The Bruins women’s basketball team lost all three games at the Junior College Women’s National Invitation Tournament (JUCO WNIT) in Midland, Texas. The Bruins have lost 4 straight overall after starting the season 5-0.
The first loss of the tournament was to Midland College. MC beat the Bruins on the home court of the Lady Chaparrals 62-59.
The very next day the Bruins had to do battle with Central Arizona College. Although both teams were coming off losses, the Vaqueros were ranked No. 2 in the country prior to the tournament. In the first half, the Bruins stood their ground and kept pace with the favored Vaqueros. At half the score was all square at 29-29.
In the second half, the Bruins shot only 22 percent from the field. A 10-0 run helped the Vaqueros pull away. The final score was 68-52. On a positive note, the Vaqueros did average 88.4 points per game heading into the tournament and were held to just 68.
Next the Bruins faced off against Odessa Junior College. Odessa beat the Bruins 74-62.
Fortunately, the Bruins, who have lost 4 consecutive road games, get to play back in the friendly confines of the LAC with a game versus Gillette College (6-1) Wednesday, Nov. 27.