The Texas Wesleyan Lady Rams basketball team took on Texas College Lady Steers Feb. 18 in the annual pink out game, winning 60-57.
The pink out game is a game where team members wear as much pink as possible to support breast cancer awareness.
The Lady Rams are currently 21-5 overall and 16-4 in the Red River Athletic Conference.
Courtney Turner, junior guard, said the team played well against the Lady Steers.
“We played hard and came out with a win,” Turner said. “We missed easy shots, but in the end we stuck together when it counted.”
Turner said Octavia Mullins, senior forward, stepped up and sunk key free throws when the team needed them the most.
“Our goals for the rest of the season is to win every game here on out and go to Nationals. We have to play every game like it’s our last,” Turner said.
The game started off quick with a 9-0 lead against the Lady Steers. The Lady Rams defense held the Lady Steers to a non-scoring half until four minutes remaining.
The Lady Steers quickly went on a 10-2 run against the Lady Rams, but the Lady Rams fought back holding the score at 31-25 at the half.
Brittany White, senior guard, said the game went well for the Lady Rams.
“We were fortunate enough to pull out the win,” White said. “There are still things we need to work on and get better at.”
White said the team needs to sharpen a few skills before they head into the conference tournament.
At the opening of the second half, the Lady Rams continued to dominate. Late in the half, the Lady Steers decided to charge back with an 8-2 run with seven minutes left in the game.
The Lady Steers were up one point until Kristi Alexander, senior guard, snagged a big rebound with seven seconds left and the Lady Rams scored finishing 60-57.
Nicole Terral, senior guard, said it was kind of an ugly game.
“We couldn’t get simple shots to fall, but we stuck together as a team and got the win,” Terral said.
White contributed 18 points and seven rebounds. Mullins added six points and 13 rebounds in the win.
The Lady Rams’ next game is against Our Lady of the Lake at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Sid Richardson Center.