Jane Asinde shoots over Danielle Sanderlin | Credit: Shockers Media

Wichita State ended a four-game losing streak with a 58-47 win over Southern Methodist University (SMU) Saturday at Charles Koch Arena.

Shockers (12-11, 3-7) had four players score in double figures including Ugandan forward Jane Asinde as the side turned a three-point deficit going into the last quarter into an 11-point victory.

Asinde registered her seventh double-double of the season with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

SMU led by seven points (18-11) but Wichita rallied back and trailed by a point at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter was as poor as they come with both teams combining for 13 points but Shockers had a 2-point edge (25-23) at the long break.

While Wichita took the lead to 6 points early in the third, the side couldn’t find a field goal for the final seven minutes of the quarter and SMU took a 39-36 lead into the fourth quarter.

Jane Asinde, Carla Bremaud, Mariah McCully, and Asia Strong | Credit: Shockers Media

Wichita State began the final quarter on a 9-2 run to go back in front, 45-41. A lead they would never relinquish. The Shockers went on to out-score SMU 22-8 in the final 10 minutes and closed the game on an 8-0 run as SMU went scoreless for over 2 minutes.

Maria McCully finished with a team-high 13 points to go with six rebounds and four assists. Asia strong scored 12 points and Trajat Colbert added 11 points.

Next Up

Wichita State will be at the University of Central Florida on Wednesday, February 16 in the first of the three road games.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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