Sunday, November 13, 2016
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- The Southern women's basketball team defeated Spring Hill 68-53 to claim its season opener in commanding fashion Saturday in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.
For most teams, starting a season with a 15-point victory would be cause for celebration, but the Jaguars' reaction after the game was anything but.
Southern coach Sandy Pugh said she was unimpressed with her team’s performance against its Division-II opponent, knowing it won’t be enough to get the Jaguars through the next month of a schedule that includes trips to some of the nation’s top programs.
She liked that Southern went after the Badgers with 66 field goal attempts, but she didn’t like that 14 of them were from 3-point range. She was pleased with the effort Southern showed late, but less so that it took a strong talking-to during the first half to bring it out.