The Lehigh women’s basketball team suffered a loss Wednesday night in Stabler Arena, falling to Navy, 50-44.
Following the loss, Lehigh dropped to 17-8 overall and 9-6 in the Patriot League.
The Mountain Hawks struggled in the first half on offense as well as on defense, shooting a 25 percent from the floor and only making seven baskets in the entire first half. Lehigh also allowed Navy to put up 28 points on 12 baskets, shooting better than 41 percent in the half.
Leading the way in the rough first half for the Mountain Hawks was senior guard Sarah Williams, shooting three-for-five from the floor, including two big 3-pointers. Other contributors in the first half were freshman guard Quinci Mann and sophomore forward Lexi Martins each with four points. The three combined for 16 of the team’s 19 first half points.
The Mountain Hawks came out flat on offense in the second half as well, this time making only nine out of 35 shots, just above 25 percent. What kept Lehigh in the game was its great defense in the second half, blocking two of Navy’s shots and forcing them to commit eight turnovers, six of the them coming by way of steals. Three of those steals were tallied by junior guard Amina Affini.
The Mountain Hawks will look to bounce back from this loss and to improve their record when they face Patriot League rival Lafayette College on Saturday in Easton at 2 p.m.