Lady Rams secure 7-2 conference record over break

Stephanie Randall

The Texas Wesleyan Women’s Basketball team competed in eight matches over the Christmas break. Currently sitting at fourth in the conference, the Lady Rams are 10-4 overall midway through the season.

The break kicked off with a loss in overtime against Louisiana State University Shreveport on Dec. 3, finishing 83-78. The Lady Rams scored two back to back wins with an 84-77 win in overtime against Southwestern University, and 76-62 win against the University of Saint Thomas Celts.

Head coach Bill Franey said the team played well in this game and came out strong.

“Everyone stepped up and played really good basketball, we were very pleased with the end result,” Franey said. “It was a great team effort, everyone came together made things happen.”

Franey said the Rams captivated both halves against the Celts and back-to-back three’s from Emma Fradette started a run for the Rams opening the second half. The leading scorers for the game against the Celts were Brittany White with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Octavia Mullins with 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Their next match was their first chance at a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I school, Prairie View A&M University.

The Lady Rams led most of the first half but lost in the final minutes of the game finishing 69- 57.

Following this game, the Lady Rams dominated against Hardin Simmons, finishing 71-56. Octavia Mullins led the Lady Rams with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kristi Alexander had 13 points and eight assists, while Nicole Terral added 13 points and six assists.

The Lady Rams continued on to play Southwestern Assembly of God University and came out with a win finishing 69-47. Kayla McCray, sophomore forward, said the match against SAGU was a great game, especially since they are our rivals.

“Overall this game and the games over the break went really well and our team chemistry has improved,” McCray said. “As a team we should keep working on defense and execute our offence more.”

The Lady Rams beat SAGU. Brittany White contributed to the win leading the Rams with 17 points to go with five steals and four assists. Raven Alexander contributed 13 points, and Kristi Alexander added in 11 points in the win.

With back-to-back wins, the Lady Rams added another win to the book against Texas College finishing 78-64. Alexander led the way with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

McCray contributed 18 points and seven boards, and Brittany White finished with 12 points. The Lady Rams closed out the break on Jan. 9 with a loss to Our Lady of the Lake University with a score of 82-75.

Nicole Terral led all the way with 18 points. Kristi Alexander contributed 15, and Brittany White finished with 11 for the Lady Rams.
Bre’Untay Reed, senior guard, said the games overall went well and each game helped the

team to improve.
“From defense to execution or playing as a team as a whole improved and we trust one

another,” Reed said. “The chemistry is definitely starting to develop and we are learning our roles.”

Reed said they need to keep working hard and playing good defense.

“When it comes down to it execution is what is going to keep us continuing to win.”
The Lady Rams next game is against University of the Southwest at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Sid Richardson Center.

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