San Antonio – There will be a time later this season, when the victories inevitably start rolling in, that the Lady Rattlers will look back on Saturday night as just part of the learning process they needed to endure to become the team they have shown they can become.
But for now, that doesn’t feel like much of a consolation prize.
The St. Mary’s women’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking defeat against Southeastern Oklahoma State, falling 71-69 after going 0 for 5 from the floor over the final 1:54 at Bill Greehey Arena.
Jackie Edwards (So., San Antonio) led the Lady Rattlers with 18 points, while Felicia Jacobs (Jr., San Antonio) was another of four St. Mary’s players to score in double figures by logging her first double-double of the season with 13 points and 15 rebounds.
Morgan Pullins (Fr., Franklin, Mich.) also had a double-double off the bench, recording 11 points and 10 rebounds, while DeAnna Patterson (Sr., Converse, Texas) had 10 points on a 3-for-4 shooting performance.
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With the defeat, St. Mary’s dropped to 0-5 on the season, with a chance to get its first win when it travels across town to take on Incarnate Word at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Victory, the Rattlers thought, should have come Saturday.
St. Mary’s took a six-point lead with 7:25 remaining, as Chesney Neely (Fr., Goldthwaite, Texas) drained 3-pointer to give the Lady Rattlers their largest lead of the night.
But Southeastern Oklahoma State wouldn’t go away, tying the game two minutes later and eventually taking the lead for good. After thriving on the offensive end for most of the night, St. Mary’s went cold late, scoring just two points over the final four minutes.