Coyne helps Argos knock off another ranked opponent

The University of West Florida women’s basketball team made another statement Saturday, stunning No. 13 Union 75-67 in a Gulf South Conference showdown.

Katie Bobos scored 18 points to pave the way while Alex Coyne poured in 16 points as the Argos knocked off their second ranked opponent of the season. UWF topped No. 22 Delta State by a 57-54 score last month.

Coyne, the daughter of Navarre girls basketball coach Jackie Coyne, knocked down a career-best four 3-pointers and tallied seven assists for the ninth time in the last 10 games.

Jasmine Wigfall finished with 14 points, scoring 10 in the second half, and Toni Brewer came off the bench to score 12 points.

Bobos led the Argos in rebounding as well, grabbing nine boards, as UWF handed Union its first home loss of the year. The Bulldogs fell to 11-2 overall and 5-2 in the GSC.

The Argonauts have won their last four games and seven of nine overall as they improved to 7-4 overall and 5-2 in the GSC.

Union came into the game shooting 47 percent from the field, the 15th-best mark in the nation, but managed to shoot just 37 percent against the Argos.

UWF men’s team falls to Union

Despite 20 points and nine rebounds from Lendward Griffin, the UWF men’s basketball team lost its fifth consecutive game, falling 77-65 to Union in GSC action.

The Argos fell to 2-8 overall and 1-6 in the conference. They struggled to stop Union’s outside shooting attack as the Bulldogs connected 11 times from beyond the arc. Union improved to 10-3 overall and to 4-3 in the conference.

UWF tied the game 30-30 on a 3-pointer by Jason Laatsch but the Bulldogs responded with two treys of their own to take a 36-30 lead into halftime.

Mario Stramaglia scored 13 points, hitting three shots from long distance, and Laatsch finished with 11 points. He made three treys as well.

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