By R.T. Gonzalez
This college’s Lady Rangers took advantage of St. Philip’s Lady Tigers’ four-player team to win 61-39 Wednesday in the health and fitness center at St. Philip’s College.
After the Tigers could muster only four players for the game, The Rangers agreed to play with only four players so the game could go on. The Rangers came with six players.
The Tigers submitted a roster with five players to begin the game, but one person on the roster was not actually a team member.
After the tip-off, the fifth Tiger “player” and a Ranger were removed, and the game continued with only eight players on the court.
The Rangers dominated the hardwood, quickly taking a comfortable 20-point lead in the first 15 minutes.
Shadia Williams, Rangers liberal arts sophomore, shined a little brighter than the other Rangers, scoring 8 points in the first half.
Rangers coach Forris Phillips said getting cuts and openings to the basket were the key to success.
Williams finished 12 points, and the Rangers ended the half ahead 31-16.
Eventually, fatigue caught up with St. Philip’s. With only four players, the Tigers were not able to substitute and rest.
The Rangers won 61-39.
Southwest Texas Junior College’s win or loss at Wednesday’s matchup will determine the Ranger’s next game. The date, time and place have not been determined.