The SRU women’s basketball team dropped to 0-2 after an 80-77 loss to the Wheeling Jesuit University Cardinals Tuesday night in Morrow Field House.
The Rock trailed the Cardinals 78–61 with 4:04 remaining in the game before putting together a 16–2 comeback run to narrowly lose the contest.
Senior Jazmyne Frost led the Rock with a double-double, posting 26 points and 14 rebounds. Sophomore Erica Aiello also posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists and sophomore Aidan Geise tallied 16 points for the Rock.
“We need to start our game how we ended tonight. We need to consistently work hard like that,” Frost said.
Coming off a 4–22 season last winter, the Rock looks to improve in a few aspects of their game during the 2013-2014 season.
“We need to work on our defense. More balance with our production across the entire team as well,” head coach Tanya Longo said. “Not just one or two players that can be an impact, but a multitude of people that can put the ball in the basket.”
Coach Longo is entering her fourth season with an overall record of 13-65. The last winning season for women’s basketball here at the Rock dates back to the 2001–2002 season under head coach Laurel Heilman.
Last Saturday evening, the Rock participated in their first regular season game of the 2013-2014 season at John Carroll University against the Ursuline College Arrows in a non-PSAC game.
Ursuline bested SRU by a score of 86-65, outscoring the Rock 50-35 in the second half.
Slippery Rock was led by senior Alexas Brown who tallied 15 points and six assists. Frost scored 12 points and brought down nine rebounds and Geise posted 12 points and six rebounds. Freshman Tajanee Wells led the Arrows with 16 points and freshman Jenny Grigsby added 15 points in a winning effort.
Slippery Rock continues the hunt for their first win Sunday afternoon at Urbana University in Ohio, tipoff is scheduled for 12 p.m., this game will be Urbana’s first of the season.