Stephanie Randall

 

slrandall@txwes.edu

 

The Texas Wesleyan women’s basketball team went head-to-head with the Bacone Lady Warriors, coming out with a 74-63 win on the senior’s last home match.

 

Before the game the Lady Rams honored seven of the seniors for their success and contributions to Wesleyan’s Lady Rams basketball program.

 

Octavia Mullins, senior forward, said she was definitely excited about the win.

 

“It was senior night and was our last home match as a Lady Ram,” Mullins said.

 

Mullins said overall she thought the team did well, and everyone contributed in some way.

 

At the start of the game, both teams were slow, but the Lady Rams turned up the heat taking an 11-0 run against the Lady Warriors.

 

The Lady Rams held the lead until an 8 point run executed by the Lady Warriors cut the lead to 22-20 halfway through the first half.

 

Jazmyn Gindratt, junior guard, said the game was a success.

 

“All the seniors played there last game. We’re going to miss them. It was another game we needed to win, and we pulled together and got the win,” Gindratt said.

 

Courtney Turner, junior guard, jump started an 11-3 run putting the Lady Rams on top with three minutes left in the half.

 

Brittany White, senior guard, marked her 1,000th point in first half making her the twelfth member of the Texas Wesleyan University 1,000 point club.

 

The Lady Rams came out firing in the second half. A three point shot early in the half from Ashley Bringol, senior guard, pushed the Lady Rams’ lead even further.

 

The Lady Warriors were not going down without a fight. A 12 point run from the Lady Warriors cut the lead down 59-56 with six minutes remaining.

 

The Lady Rams stepped up the pace of the offense and dominated on both ends of the court, closing out the game, with a 74-63 win.

 

Bre’Untay Reed, senior guard, said this win was a great success.

 

“It was a great way for the seniors to go out playing their last home game,” Reed said.

 

Reed said it was a bitter sweet game as a senior because it means her basketball career is coming to an end.

 

“It reminds me of all the great things and experiences that we have had over the years,” Reed said.

 

White had a double-double, putting up 18 points and 10 rebounds. Nicole Terral and Kayla McCray both added 12 points in the win.

 

Mullins filled up the stat sheet with 12 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists.

 

The Lady Rams’ next game will be at the Conference tournament March 3-5 in Waxahachie, Texas.