Western found themselves down by double-digits, ultimately leaving them to make up the points later on. WT shot nearly fifty percent from the field to take home a 69-52 victory.
Kayla Clark (Mesa, Arizona/Dobson High School) – 16 PTS | 5-of-13 FG | 6-of-8 FT | 7 REB
Taylor Allison (Little Elm, Texas/Denton High School) – 8 PTS | 6-of-8 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST
Jayla Jackson (Killeen, TX/) – 6 PTS | 3-of-3 FG | 3 REB
HOW IT HAPPENED:
While WT claimed the first two baskets, Kyanne Kowatch (Tularosa, NM/) answered with a three pointer to start things off for WNMU.
Ten points later, the Mustangs would break their silence with another three pointer, this time from Rachel Francisco (Seattle, WA/Holy Names Academy).
With the layup and the foul, Kayla Clark (Mesa, Arizona/Dobson High School) started on her stat line with three points marking the 8th and 9th points for WNMU.
Heading into the second, WNMU would turn it up a notch putting in 11 points just one shy of WT.
Free throws in the third were a difference maker, had WNMU converted three more the scoring difference in the third would have again been only one.
While both teams shot over fifty percent from the field, but WNMU were outscored 23-19, with WT going up by 20.
Both teams shot 33.3 percent from the floor in the fourth, by WNMU took to charity stripe eight times to the Lady Buffs four, to outscore them 13-10.
Kayla Clark's (Mesa, Arizona/Dobson High School) 16-point performance makes it her third consecutive game in double figures, as well as a season high.
The Mustangs committed 13 turnovers, but also forced 11 on the WT end. Putting the pressure on defense, a couple of those turnovers were due to shot clock violations.
For the second time since the new year, the Mustangs will take to the road heading to Texas Woman's then to Tarleton. Thursday's game against Texas Woman's is scheduled for 7 p.m., while Saturday's game will follow the usual schedule with a 2 p.m. start time.