The Pirates cruise past the Rangers 56-39.
By Jose Arredondo
The season for this college’s women’s basketball team has ended in the Texas Collegiate Club Sports League Final Four.
Saturday’s matchup, with the Victoria College Pirates defeating The Rangers 56-39, featured one sprained ankle and a lopsided second half.
Kinesiology freshman Brittany Wallace finished the game with 15 points and four assists for the Pirates.
Kinesiology sophomore Desiree Contreras led the Rangers with 14 points and two assists.
Turnovers played a significant role in the Rangers’ demise as they committed 30 turnovers.
In the first 10 minutes of play, both teams struggled offensively as they scored a combined 20 points.
With 6 minutes and 30 seconds left in play, the Rangers trailed the Pirates, 12-10. At this point, the Rangers had more turnovers than points.
The team was still in position to take the lead despite losing kinesiology sophomore Shannon Villanueva to an ankle injury for the remainder of the half.
Villanueva was temporally sidelined, and the Pirates took advantage as they went on a run; the Pirates ended the half with a 30-19 lead.
The Pirates led by as many as 20 points in the second half. They never looked back and finished the game with a 56-39 victory.
The Pirates advanced to the championship game for a rematch against Northwest Vista College; the Wildcats edged the Pirates, 63-55 Sunday, to win the Texas Collegiate Club Sports League Championship.