By Ryan Vermont
The San Jose State women’s basketball team lost its fourth straight game Tuesday night, losing to the University of San Francisco 79-71.
Once the Dons scored the first basket, they lead throughout the entire duration of the game
The Spartans played a significantly stronger second half, but then went on an over-two-minute scoring drought and the surge was not enough to make up the steep, first-half deficit.
The Spartans’ leading scorer Dezz Ramos poured in 28 points, but was matched by junior guard Anna Seilund of the Dons who scored 22 points herself. Myzhanique Ladd was the only other Spartan in double digits with 14 points.
SJSU shot at a higher percentage from the field in the game (at 46 percent) but shot ten fewer times than USF. The Dons took 69 shots from the field and made 41 percent.
In the first half, SJSU only scored 24 points in the first half compared to USF’s 42, getting in a whole too difficult to make up.
In the second half, SJSU outscored the opposition 47-37 behind the hot shooting of Ramos the deficit was just too, much
The main differences in the game were three-point shooting by the Dons as well as the point off turnovers in which USF had ten more. The Dons also had eight more rebounds and 13 more bench points.
SFSU shot over 80 percent from the free throw line while SJSU finished at 78 percent.
SJSU next packs up and heads to Lincoln for a game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers of the Big Ten
So far this season, Nebraska is 4-5 before Tuesday night. They face Drake University later tonight.
With the conference schedule just two weeks away, the Spartans just have two wins and just three games remaining before the Mountain West slate.