Women’s Basketball: The Owls pick up their fourth straight loss against the UAB Blazers

Owls were within one point in the final minute, but couldn’t pull out the win


Senior guard Morgan Robinson shoots over UAB guard Dianna Kuzmanic during the Owls’ 67-62 loss versus the Blazers Saturday. Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

Tory Fernandez, Contributing Writer

Florida Atlantic women’s basketball picked up its fourth straight loss Saturday night against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers by a score of 67-62.

The Owls (11-11, 3-8 Conference USA) gave up the lead for the first time in the game in the second quarter and allowed the Blazers (11-11, 3-8 Conference USA) to get to an eight-point lead by the end of the third quarter.

“We have to play better, we have to stop letting teams shoot over 45 percent from the field against us, and in turn we have to shoot better than 35 percent,” head women’s basketball coach Kellie Lewis-Jay said. “[Today] was a combination of bad shooting and not playing good defense.”

Offensively the Owls were able to spread the ball and find production from multiple players as the team scored 24 points off the bench.

Senior guard Morgan Robinson led the team’s scoring with 18 points, shooting 5-of-7 from the floor and 5-for-6 from behind the three-point arc.

Ali Gorrell was second in scoring on the night with 12 points. The redshirt senior guard also had six rebounds during the game.

UAB scored a total of 11 points off turnovers, compared to FAU’s six points.

“A lot of the stuff we gave up in the first quarter were things we shouldn’t have on a scout, because what you do then affects the rest of the game,” said Lewis-Jay regarding the team’s performance.

The Owls’ next game will be at Rice University on Thursday, Feb. 18.

Tory Fernandez is a contributing writer for the University Press. To contact him on this or other articles, he can be reached at [email protected].