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UMKC Women’s Basketball ends home weekend 4-4 WAC

The Roos were unable to double down on wins at Swinney Recreation Center this weekend against conference rivals CSU Bakersfield.

UMKC fell to the Roadrunners, 62-76, after losing leading scorer senior guard Aries Washington to an injury Thursday night against Grand Canyon.

The Roos went through a lengthy dry spell in the beginning of the first half, unable to sink 10-straight goal attempts, despite a jumper from senior forward Kiana Law putting the first two points on the board.

Bakersfield managed to get a 13-0 run on the Roos in the first half.

The Roos were only able to shoot 35.7 percent from the field and one-out of-four from outside the arch. Sophomore guard Rilynne Like put up a much needed 12-points during her time in the second quarter.

Head Coach Jacie Hoyt told University News Service that the team lacked a sense of urgency and also noted that Bakersfield came ready to play in the match up.

The Roos were unable to catch up to the Roadrunners in the second half despite what looked like a second half come back, over all the Roos landed only 21-56 shots from the field.

“We did not follow our game plan at all,” commented Hoyt to University News Service.

UMKC will hit the road again to match up against Seattle University Feb. 8 at 8 p.m., followed up with a match against Utah Valley on Feb. 10 at 4 p.m.

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