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The Roadrunners gave a valiant effort against the Sam Houston State Bearkats, but it was not enough as the Bearkats outscored the Roadrunnners 14-2 over the final three-minute stretch to win 67-55 Saturday in Huntsville.

The loss to the Bearkats means that head coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair remains at 199 career wins at UTSA.

Even though the Roadrunners only shot 23 percent from the field in the first half, they held a 24-23 advantage at halftime.

The second half saw multiple lead changes before the Bearkats went on their victory-sealing run.

Kamra King pitched in 13 points in the losing effort. No other Roadrunner was able to score in double figures.

The Bearkats were led in their victory by Britni Martin’s 17 points followed by Sequeena Thomas with 16.

The victory over the Roadrunners gave the Bearkats their first season sweep of UTSA since the 1999-2000 season, which was also the season before Rippetoe-Blair took over the Roadrunners.

The Roadrunners fell to 3-3 in conference play with the loss. They will attempt to get back in the win column when they travel to face the Mavericks of UT Arlington Wednesday Feb. 1 in the grand-opening game of UT Arlington’s new College Park Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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