Stephanie Randall

 

Slrandall@txwes.edu

 

The Texas Wesleyan Lady Rams basketball team went head-to-head with the Jarvis Bulldogs Feb. 4, coming out with a close win of 53-50.

 

Currently sitting in fourth,16-5 overall and 11-4 in the Red River Athletic Conference, the Lady Rams took the Bulldogs by storm.

 

Throughout the entire game, both teams battled to take the lead. Runs on both ends of the court kept the game very close, until three Lady Rams stepped up to the plate putting the Lady Rams up 21-18 at the half.

 

The Lady Rams were down three points 18-15 to the Bulldogs, until Kayla McCray, Octavia Mullins and Nicole Terral hit back-to-back points to secure the Lady Rams lead at the half.

 

Right out of the second half, McCray, sophomore guard, answered back, continuing her intensity before the half and captivated with a 7-0 run that gave the Lady Rams a 10 point lead over the Lady Bulldogs within the first couple of minutes of the half.

 

The lead continued to rise until the Lady Bulldogs responded with non-stop three point shots. The Lady Rams replied with offensive rebounds and free throws that put them ahead, finishing 53-50 over the Lady Bulldogs.

 

McCray held the team high with 17 points. Kristi Alexander, senior guard, led the Lady Rams at all ends of the court with eight points, eight assists, eight steals, three rebounds and one blocked shot.

 

Mullins, senior forward, finished with her thirteenth double-double of the season with 11 points and 16 rebounds in the win.

 

Brittany White, senior guard said, she was really glad the team pulled through and got the win.

 

“It was a great team effort all around,” White said. “We pulled together as a team to fight out the win.”

 

White said that there is still some work to do, as a team, but overall the game showed the teams strengths.

 

“It was a hard fought game that everyone had the chance to contribute in. It showed that we are fighters,” White said.

 

Mullins said the team hustled really well considering the low scoring on both ends of the court.

 

“Although we didn’t have the best scoring night, we kept our heads up and kept fighting,” Mullins said. “Our defense helped us out a lot, because our offense was lacking.”

 

Mullins said overall she was happy about the win and the hard work the Lady Rams put in to get it.

 

Terral, senior guard, said this game was a struggle for the team.

 

“We struggled this game, and our shots weren’t going in like they usually do,” Terral said.

 

Terral said overall the team did a very good job of recovering from the slow offensive game.

 

“We came together as a team and got the win, and that’s all that matters.”

 

The Lady Rams’ next couple of games are back-to-back away matches, until returning to the home court Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Sid Richardson Center.

 

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