WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lady Wranglers can’t complete comeback in loss to Midland College

Odessa College’s Taya Davis (fourteen) goes up for a contested shot as Midland College’s Bella Eco-friendly (23) and Teanna Huggins (two) defend during the 2nd quarter Thursday at the OC Sports activities Heart. (Chris Amaya|Odessa American) In basketball, games can be made a decision by how mentally difficult the teams […]

In basketball, games can be made a decision by how mentally difficult the teams competing are.

Incorporating in the facet of a rivalry game can enhance the pressure every single player is experience.

The Odessa University women’s basketball crew felt that pressure in its sixty seven-sixty one decline to rival Midland University in Western Junior University Athletic Conference engage in Thursday at the OC Sports activities Heart.

“We’re not mentally difficult more than enough correct now,” Odessa University women’s mentor Franqua Bedell reported. “A little little bit of adversity and we variety of get started to fold.”

Bedell felt that his crew, consisting of nine freshmen, has not skilled the exact same amount of money of adversity that players on the Midland University roster have performed by.

That was instrumental for the Lady Chaps to uncover a favorable outcome.

Midland University was quick in its method by the initially quarter, responding in prompt trend any time the Lady Wranglers appeared to make a dent in its lead.

It took Odessa University a though to figure out how to get previous the defensive plan of the Lady Chaps, but factors started out taking a good transform for the property crew as the clock wound down in the opening interval.

With Midland University leading by eight details, Odessa University outscored the Lady Chaps six-two to get started the 2nd quarter on a potent take note.

Physicality aided the Lady Wranglers obtain an edge to jump forward on the scoreboard ahead of halftime.

Odessa University was ready to near out the 2nd quarter changing 53% of its pictures and that was kickstarted by tough drives to the basket from Taya Davis and Lala Niankan.

Davis and Niankan merged for 17 details as the Lady Wranglers held a two-issue gain at the stop of the initially 50 percent.

The successful shooting wouldn’t very last, as Odessa University related on three-of-18 makes an attempt and was outscored 20-six by the third interval.

Odessa University shut out the game with a potent effort and hard work, but it was not more than enough to triumph over the lead the Lady Chaps had designed.

“Third quarter, we weren’t mentally potent more than enough but I imagined the fourth quarter and the 2nd quarter, we variety of dominated them a little little bit,” Bedell reported. “We didn’t sustain it and which is been a issue all calendar year.”

The Lady Wranglers (4-twelve overall, 1-three convention) have been searching for their 2nd-straight win in WJCAC engage in after defeating Western Texas University on Jan. six.

Odessa University will continue on convention engage in versus Frank Phillips University at three:45 p.m. Monday in Borger.

>> Stick to Chris Amaya on Twitter at @OA_CAmaya

Midland University sixty seven, Odessa University sixty one

Midland University (fourteen-4, 5-1)

Teanna Huggins two-4 – 4, Makayla Escue three-seven 4-4 10, Kim Schrama 1-5 – two, Dana Thompson six-fourteen three-three 15, Bella Eco-friendly six-13 1-two fourteen, Marin Lenz seven-10 – 15, Nikki Sainsbury – – , Brooke Galvin 1-5 4-six seven. Totals 26-58 twelve-15 sixty seven.

Odessa University (4-twelve, 1-three)

Jessie Dai two-8 – six, Nahawa Diarra Berthe 8-twelve two-5 19, Lala Niankan 4-15 three-4 eleven, Taya Davis 4-8 4-seven 15, Isamery Aramonte two-nine – 5, Stephanie Hubard – – , Drea Betts -three – , Marchelle Bowden two-nine – 5. Totals 22-64 nine-sixteen sixty one.

Midland College…… 23.. 13   20   11   —    sixty seven

Odessa College…… 19.. 19     6   17   —    sixty one

three-Level plans — Midland University three-13 (Schrama -two, Thompson -two, Eco-friendly 1-two, Lenz 1-4, Galvin 1-three), Odessa University 8-29 (Dai two-six, Berthe 1-1, Niankan -4, Davis three-5, Aramonte 1-5, Betts -three, Bowden 1-5). Full fouls — Midland University fourteen, Odessa University 17. Fouled out — None. Technological fouls — None. Rebounds — Midland University 37 (Thompson fourteen), Odessa University 32 (Niankan eleven). Assists — Midland University twelve (Huggins 4), Odessa University 13 (Davis 4).

Next Post

Ciff and Revolver to go ahead as scheduled

Drapers Ciff and Revolver to go in advance as scheduled The organisers of the Ciff and Revolver trade exhibits, the two in Copenhagen, have reported they will go in advance as prepared on 2-four February. The put up Ciff and Revolver to go in advance as scheduled appeared very first […]