Turnovers key in second conference loss for Lady Toppers

Tyler Lashbrook

Turnovers plagued the WKU (15-4, 8-2 SBC) offense Wednesday as the team dropped its second Sun Belt Conference game 56-46 to South Alabama (12-7, 5-5 SBC).

The Lady Toppers turned the ball over 23 times and dished out only four assists in Wednesday’s sloppy loss.

Turnovers weren’t the team’s only issue, though – simply putting the ball through the hoop was a problem.

The Lady Toppers shot 38 percent from the field.

The combination of turnovers and poor shooting resulted in the team’s lowest scoring output of the season.

South Alabama freshman center Brianna Wright torched the Lady Toppers with a career-high 20 points off the bench.

Assistant coach Margaret Richards says that Wright did a good job of taking advantage of her size.

“We needed to battle a little bit more and not take possessions off,” Richards said. “And that’s what we did tonight.”

WKU sophomore forward Chastity Gooch recorded her 16th double-double of the season with a 14 point, 14 rebound performance.

The Lady Toppers will be back in action Sunday as they head to Murfreesboro to take on Middle Tennessee State.