UTSA have had mixed results against Lamar as the women fell to a last second defeat while the men celebrated homecoming with a victory staying atop the West Division with a 70-64 win.
Ashley Gardner lead the scoring for the Roadrunners in a 69-67 loss to the Cardinals scoring 18 points, joined by Amber Gregg and Lyndi Thorman who both managed 14 while Ashleigh Franklin recorded a double-double.
The opening half was tight with the first nine minutes seeing seven lead changes and eight ties until at 16-16 with 11:26 remaining the Cardinals started to take control.
Lamar went on an 18-4 run to take a 34-20 lead, Lamar managing 26 points from in the paint in the opening half, UTSA managed to work their way back, scoring eight of the final 11 points of the half to cut the deficit down to eight at 36-28.
UTSA then continued to cut away at the deficit in the second half scoring eight of the first 11 points of the half as the Roadrunners kept chipping away at the deficit Gardner hitting a 3-pointer to pull within one point with eight minutes on the clock before UTSA got in-front for the first time in the half 56-55.
With 22 seconds on the clock the Roadrunners managed to take the lead after Gregg sank two free-throws hitting a one point lead. With five seconds remaining Ang Green went for 3-point shot but was fouled going for the shot and managed to net all three attempts winning the game for the Cardinals.
The men faired better with Melvin Johnson III scoring a career high 24 points as the Roadrunners defeated the Cardinals 70-64.
Devin Gibson (16 points, 6 assists, 2 steals), Sei Paye (11 points), Stephen Franklin (9 points, 8 rebounds) and Jeromie Hill (7 points, 11 rebounds) were also impressive for the Roadrunners on homecoming day.
The Roadrunners took a narrow lead in to the break of 30-27 before pushing out to 46-40 with 11:27 on the clock before Lamar fought back taking a 58-55 lead only to see it slip away as Gibson completed a three-point play, the Roadrunners building to a 63-61 lead with 2:03 remaining.
UTSA decided to wind down the clock as much as possible and with the shot clock running out Gibson netted a jumper to give the Roadrunners a four point lead with 1:11 left before Paye was fouled on a defensive rebound connecting with both shots for a 67-61 lead with less than one minute remaining.
It was another missed chance that cost Lamar, Franklin managing a defensive rebound with 30.7 seconds on the clock with Hill being fouled after a time-out he was succesful with one of his shots wrapping up the game for the Roadrunners.
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