St. Gregory’s women picked up a game-high 25 points from Leticia Silva, and had a better shooting performance overall, but the Lady Cavaliers ultimately suffered a 73-68 setback to visiting Wayland Baptist Thursday to open the SAC portion of their schedule.
SGU was 23-for-50 from the field for 46 percent, including 7-for-16 from 3-point range, while the Flying Queens netted 39.4 percent (28-for-71) of their shots from the floor. WBU was 1-for-8 from long range, but bested the hosts by one shot from the stripe. SGU was 15-for-23 (65.2 percent) on charity tosses, while WBU was 16-for-23 (69.6 percent).
Three other Lady Cavs finished in double figures behind Silva — Kalie Lucas with 12, Porsche Young with 11 and Stacy Lee with 10. Lucas hauled in a game-high 10 rebounds.
Angeleigh Davis led the Flying Queens with 20 points.
SGU trailed 36-34 at the break.
Now 7-8 overall and 0-1 in the SAC, the Lady Cavs will host top-ranked Lubbock Christian at 1 p.m. Saturday.
WBU moves to 9-7 overall and 1-0 in the conference.
Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.