By R.T. Gonzalez
Back-and-forth was the story of the Victoria College Lady Pirates and this college’s Lady Rangers, but it was the Lady Pirates who came out on top 55-44 Wednesday in Gym 1 of Candler Physical Education Center.
Victoria College took control of the game by jumping to an 8-point lead in the first few minutes.
The Lady Rangers answered back, turning offensive rebounds into points, and produced an 8-0 run to pull within 5 points.
Nearing the end of the first quarter, the Lady Pirates substantially picked up the pace and held a slight lead heading into halftime 27-21.
In the second half, kinesiology sophomore Haley Capestany helped to bring the Lady Rangers back to even the score 31-31. Capestany scored 14 points.
The Rangers enjoyed the lead for less than 2 minutes before the Lady Pirates turned the game in their favor.
Breaking though the San Antonio defense, Victoria College started an 11-point run, bringing the score to 47-36. The scoring run proved to be too much for the Lady Rangers to bounce back.
Despite the loss, coach Forris Phillips was happy with the effort his team gave. “They didn’t give up,” he said.
With the loss, the Lady Rangers drop to 3-6 the season. The Lady Rangers take on the University of the Incarnate Word at 6 p.m. Wednesday in McDermott Center.