Women’s basketball team drops second-straight game


Turnovers proved costly as the women’s basketball team lost a game that was never close.

The Ospreys (0-2) lost 76-41 Nov. 15 to the University of South Florida (2-2) in Tampa. The Ospreys jumped out to an early 5-2 lead but never had a chance after that.

The team has lost its first two games of the season as it also lost its first game Nov. 11 to Ole Miss 68-59.

The Ospreys shot just 31.3 percent for the game, as opposed to the Bulls 46.8 percent. Senior guard Brittany Kirkland led the Ospreys with 15 points, while sophomore guard Octavia Langston and sophomore forward/center Raneisha Lamar tied for a team-high four rebounds.

Turnovers would be the biggest flaw in the Ospreys game. The Ospreys had an astounding 23 turnovers that led to 31 points for the Bulls. The points proved to be the biggest factor in the game as USF won by 35 points.

The Ospreys play their next game at 11 a.m. Nov. 17 at home against Savannah State. The game is on Elementary School Day, and approximately 2,900 kindergarten-fifth grade students will be in attendance.