Captain Tino Dzaro expressed her frustration at what might have been at the Welsh Varsity.
Her Swansea side were convincingly beaten by a strong Cardiff team at Varsity.
Swansea took a while to get into the game, but by the end of the first quarter, Cardiff led 26-8 despite a brief flurry of Swansea baskets.
Half-time the lead had been extended to 47-17.
Swansea improved second half but Cardiff were always dangerous on the break.
Cardiff captain Becky Roberts praised her side’s clinical shooting.
“We were out to avenge our defeats earlier in the season, and I think our three-pointers won it for us today,” she explained.
Dzaro bemoaned a lack of preparation with her current squad.
“I think we did well, the girls put all their efforts in,” she said.
“It was a really tough game.
“Cardiff’s side have been playing together for years whereas we have only been together for months.
“I think if we had had more time together as a side we could have been much better.”
Swansea University 1sts 37-79 Cardiff University 1sts