Lexy Hightower, of West Texas A & M, gave the Angelo State University women's basketball team a last-ditch shot in his first loss of the season at the Lone Star Conference; the Lady Buffs won 61-59 at Junell Center.
West Texas has improved to 13-1 overall and 5-1 in the LSC, while the ASU has dropped to 10-2 and 5-1. The defeat led to a series of five consecutive victories at Les Belles.
Senior guard Dezirae Hampton had 15 points, a top in the team, on 5 out of 11 shots for Les Belles. Junior striker De'Anira Moore also scored double-digit with 11.
The Belles looked good at half-time when they took the advantage 37-26.
"I thought we had a great first half and a very dominant first," said ASU head coach Renae Shippy. "We really shot the ball well and we also had some inside looks.
"I just felt we had a good tempo, a good run and good execution, and that I felt that our gasoline was exhausted in the second half." You can also say by our score. first half, they just did not fall in love with us or we had very nice looks inside and unfortunately they did not take us. "
Although the Belles led the majority of the match, they were not able to finish it.
"You have to give WT," says Shippy. "It's just a great competition with them forever and they did a good job of staying the course and shooting down when they needed it, and I thought the main thing was fighting for a total of rebounds (40 to 32).
"I had the impression of receiving every 50-50 ball in the second half and when you play against a good team, the team that goes out with the" W "is usually the one who receives the bullets. "
The Lady Buffs' top scorer was center Tyesha Taylor, who finished with 21 points, the highest game in the world, on 9 out of 16 shots. Hightower added 12 points.
As a team, ASU was limited to only 34%, compared to 43% for WT.
Les Belles had a lead of 26 minutes and 20 seconds while the Buffs were only 3:52.
The USS will return to Odessa Thursday for 5:30 pm play against the Permian UT Basin. It will be broadcast live on KKSA 1260-AM.