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Women’s basketball topped by LeTourneau 54-44

Women’s basketball topped by LeTourneau 54-44

LONGVIEW, Texas – Despite a pair of double-doubles from Madison Edwards and Olivia Podaras, Southwestern struggled to get anything going consistently offensively as the Pirates fell 54-44 at LeTourneau Sunday.   


  • Once again the Pirates started strong on a 6-0 run but allowed the Yellow Jackets back in the game and SU trailed by six at the end of the first quarter, 18-12.
  • It took nearly five minutes in the second for Southwestern to score but with tough defense SU was able to take a two point lead into the break, 29-27.
  • The lead didn't last long as LeTU managed a run early in the third and led 42-38 heading into the final frame.
  • LeTourneau led by six, 44-38, with 8:54 to play in the game before both teams went silent offensively. LeTU's Jones broke the draught with a jumper with 4:59 on the clock to put the Yellow Jackets up eight and despite a Southwestern run late, LeTourneau hung on for the win.


  • Madison Edwards: 13 points, 10 rebounds
  • Audrey Garcia: 10 points, 8 rebounds
  • Olivia Podaras: 10 points, 13 rebounds


  • Field Goals: SU 18-69 (26.1%), LeTU 18-66 (27.3%)
  • 3-pointers: SU 2-14 (14.3%), LeTU 5-22 (22.7%)
  • Free Throws: SU 6-18 (33.3%), LeTU 13-16 (81.3%)
  • Rebounds: SU 57, LeTU 49
  • Turnovers: SU 21, LeTU 13


Southwestern (0-2) hosts UT Tyler (0-0) for their home opener on Friday at 6 pm.