RICHARDSON, Texas - The Austin College women's basketball team struggled to get things going offensively in their season opener, falling 67-47 on the road at the University of Texas-Dallas on Wednesday night.
The 'Roos hit just 3-of-21 three pointers and turned the ball over 18 times, and the Comets grabbed 15 offensive rebounds in addition to scoring 20 points off of turnovers. UTD also out-scored Austin College 12-2 in fast break points, and limited the 'Roos to just four second chance points in the game. Bryce Frank hit 7-of-11 shots on her way to 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the 'Roos, and was the only Austin College player to reach double figures. Addy Walling chipped in six points, seven rebounds, and two steals, and Caitlyn Collins added six points in the loss.
Austin College got out to an early lead before UTD took a 12-11 advantage after the opening quarter, but it was during the second and third quarters that the Comets took control. UTD pushed the margin to 30-21 at halftime, and scored the first 10 points of the third quarter to build a commanding 40-21 lead and put the game out of reach. Austin College was unable to chip away at the Comet lead, as UTD led by at least 16 the rest of the way.