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WSU women drop third straight in Cancun

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 4:56 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 6:19 p.m.

The Wichita State women’s basketball team lost for the third consecutive day in Cancun, Mexico, falling to James Madison 63-58 on Saturday.

The Shockers led for parts a closely-fought first half and trailed by two points and halftime. James Madison used a 13-4 run midway through the second half to take control and led by 11 points with 2:57 to play.

Jessica Diamond had 14 points for WSU and Jazimen Gordon added 10. Tarik Hislop scored 30 for James Madison (3-3).

The Shockers (2-4) return home to play Grambling on Tuesday night.

JAMES MADISON: Newman 4-10 0-0 8, Ross 1-3 1-1 3, Burkholder 0-6 0-0 0, Hislop 11-20 8-10 30, Gwathmey 4-8 0-0 8, Gill 4-8 2-5 10, Hall 0-1 2-2 2, Shepherd 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 25-59 (0-13) 13-18 63.

WICHITA STATE: Jacobs 3-9 3-6 9, Turner 1-6 0-0 2, Gordon 4-7 2-4 10, Jones 2-3 2-3 6, Harden 3-7 2-4 8, O’Brien 0-0 0-0 0, Diamond 5-14 2-4 14, Fountaine 1-1 0-0 3, Wells 0-1 0-0 0, Price 2-7 2-2 6. Totals 21-55 (3-11) 13-23 58.

Halftime — James Madison 28, Wichita State 26. 3’s — JMU 0-13, WSU 3-11 (Diamond 2, Fountaine). Rebounds — JMU 43 (Gill 11), WSU 36 (Harden 9). Assists — JMU 12 (Newman 4), WSU 10 (Harden 4). Fouls — JMU 24, WSU 16. A — 902.

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