The women’s basketball team was defeated 81-75 by the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders Saturday.
Throughout the first half, the Broncs managed to keep their score at least 10 points higher than NJIT.
Joyea Marshall helped the Broncs take an early 11-2 lead after hitting two quick baskets. The Highlanders started off with 11-4, but the closest they got to taking the lead in the first half was 26-17.
Midway through the second half, the Highlanders regained strength, making their way up to a close 59-51. Following this, Torre shot a three pointer, bumping the score to 67-52.
KaeLynn Boyd scored, taking it to 70-68, but a Highlander three-pointer gave NJIT the first lead of the night (70-71) and never lost it again.
Bianca Torre, a Harlingen South grad, was recognized for breaking the record for program steals and was one of five Broncs to reach double figures in scoring for the second time in a row. She finished the game with 12 points, seven assists and two steals.
Cassandra Moody led the Broncs with a career-high 17 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and a career-high five blocks, in her first career double-double.
The Broncs’ next home game is Wednesday at 7 p.m. against CSU Bakersfield.