Stephanie Randall

 

slrandall@txwes.edu

 

The Texas Wesleyan Lady Rams basketball team took a double-figure win over Paul Quinn College this past weekend, coming out with a score of 56-36.

 

Currently 19-5 overall and 14-4 in the Red River Athletic Conference, the Lady Rams have managed to continuously hold their opponents to low-scoring games.

 

The Rams controlled and kept the lead for the entire game, dominating over the Tigers.

 

Sophomore forward Kayla McCray added to the Rams’ intensity contributing 12 of the 30 points the Rams scored, finishing the first half out on top.

 

At the beginning of the second half, the Tigers started with a 7-0 run to slim the score deficit to single digits with a score of 39-30 with 10 minutes left in the game.

 

Nicole Terral, senior guard, said the win was good for the the team.

 

“Paul Quinn is a hard place to play, but we got our minds together and got the win,” Terral said.

 

The Lady Rams answered back with 13-0 run to put the game away at 52-30 at the final minutes of the game.

 

The Tigers tried to come back but the Rams dominated on offense and defense closing the game on top 56-36.

 

Head coach Bill Franey said the Paul Quinn game was a positive game for the team, but 19 victories is way short of the goals the team has set.

 

“The overall teamwork and passing along with great team defense keyed the victory over Paul Quinn.,” Franey said.

 

Franey said the final six games of the regular season are key for the team.

 

“The seatings for the tournament are still up for grabs, so the team will work to win the rest of the regular season games to get the best possible placement in the conference tournament,” Franey said.

 

McCray led the team with 15 points and eight rebounds.

 

All of the Lady Rams contributed in the win over the Tigers.

 

McCray said the team played a good game, much better than the first time.

 

“Everyone got to play and helped contribute to the win,” McCray said.

 

McCray said their goals are to win the rest of the games and making it to nationals.

 

The Lady Rams’ next game will be Feb. 18 at 2p.m. against Texas College at the Sid Richardson Center.

 

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