Lady Buffs defeat Javelinas for ninth straight win

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Chontiquah White (44) being guarded in the post by a Javelinas defender. White scored 20 points and had nine rebounds.

Chontiquah White (44) being guarded in the post by a Javelinas defender. White scored 20 points and had nine rebounds.

The Lady Buffs defeated the Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas 81 to 57 this past weekend on Feb. 7. The Lady Buffs improved to 18-2 overall on the season with a 9-1 LSC record.

 

The Lady Buffs came out of the gates quickly, riding a quick flurry of offense that resulted in a 17 to 3 run to start off the game. Senior Chontiquah White led the charge, scoring eight of the first 12 points for the Lady Buffs. White ended up with 10 points in just six minutes on the court by the first media timeout with the Lady Buffs leading 24 to 9. Most of those 24 points came in the paint, with WT outscoring TAMUK 14 to 6 in the paint.

 

By the end of the first half, the Lady Buffs would lead the game by a wide margin of 46 to 23. WT showed dominance in the paint, tallying 22 rebounds to just 11 from the Javelinas. A few players contributed to WT’s control of the first half of play, namely junior guard Madison McLain, who had two critical threes for WT, and junior forward Zantaya Davis-Jackson, who came off the bench and had an immediate impact, contributing for two rebounds and eight points.

 

The Lady Buffs did not slow down after the half, eventually building to a 30 point lead by the 7:45 mark in the game. White would add on another eight points to her first half total, taking her to 20 points in just 15 minutes on the court and nine rebounds, one shy of her eighth double-double of the year. The Lady Buffs would also show how much depth they have, as the bench would contribute 39 points to WT’s overall 81. Davis would also add five more to her total, giving her 13 points for the game and would also tally five rebounds.

 

The Lady Buffs now turn their attention to Midwestern State, a team that beat the Lady Buffs back on Jan. 7 in Wichita Falls. That was the Lady Buffs last loss, and they have since been clicking on all cylinders. White mentioned after the win that the Lady Buffs attention was immediately on MSU. Coach Kellogg also noted this.

 

“I haven’t seen them since Saturday night, but they did come Sunday on the off day and asked for the film of that first game to watch as a team,” Head Coach Kellogg said. “I guess that would show their focus is pretty much on Midwestern.”

Senior Jordan Vessels also spoke about how the Lady Buffs were hitting on all cylinders.

 

“Yes, I feel like we’re doing a lot of good things. We’re preparing really well and we’ve had good practices going into this tough round of conference games,” Vessels said.

 

The Lady Buffs take on Midwestern State Feb. 11 at the First United Bank Center in Canyon, Texas.

 

 

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