Northwest Vista College pulls away with a win in second half against Southwest Texas Junior College.
The Southwest Texas Junior College Cowboys fell short to the Northwest Vista Wildcats 101-75 Wednesday at Huisache Hall Gym at Northwest Vista College.
The Wildcats controlled the game from tip-off, forcing 10 turnovers in the first half.
Before the start of the game Cowboys head coach Phillip Botello said he expected his team to exercise “good ball movement and wait for the best shot.”
Wildcats interim head coach Clifford Wallace said: “We wanted to press them early and use our size advantage.”
Shooting guard Patrick Brantley led the Wildcats with 12 shots from beyond the three-point line and 7 rebounds, finishing the game with 22 points.
“I felt like I had a hot hand,” Brantley said.
Both teams played conservatively, protecting the ball and not making unnecessary shots in the first half.
The Wildcats led the half 34-22. They extended their lead, making a 6-4 run coming out of the half.
The Wildcats had 10 more offensive rebounds in the second half, which proved too much for the Cowboys to come back from.
“We needed to not commit so many fouls; we had too many reaches,” Wallace said.
The Wildcats finished the game with 12 turnovers, while the Cowboys committed 17.
Despite the lack of offense by the Cowboys, Botello said, “We have a good team and we will bounce back from this loss.”
The Wildcats will play the St. Edward’s University Hilltoppers 3 p.m. Nov 1 at the Recreation and Convocation Center at St. Edward’s University in Austin.