Victoria College eliminates Rangers in semi-finals

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Communications sophomore Shannon Villanueva passes to an open Rangers teammate around the defense of Lady Pirates guards Jaycie Orsak and Brittany Wallace in the first half of the semi-final round of the Texas Collegiate Club Sports League tournament March 28 in Huisache. Victoria won 56-39.  Photo by E. David Guel

Communications sophomore Shannon Villanueva passes to an open Rangers teammate around the defense of Lady Pirates guards Jaycie Orsak and Brittany Wallace in the first half of the semi-final round of the Texas Collegiate Club Sports League tournament March 28 in Huisache. Victoria won 56-39. Photo by E. David Guel

Nursing sophomore Ashley Flores swats Lady Pirates guard Brittany Wallace's shot in the first half of the semi-final round. Flores put up 5 points in the Lady Rangers' 56-39 losing effort.  Photo by E. David Guel

Nursing sophomore Ashley Flores swats Lady Pirates guard Brittany Wallace’s shot in the first half of the semi-final round. Flores put up 5 points in the Lady Rangers’ 56-39 losing effort. Photo by E. David Guel

The Pirates cruise past the Rangers 56-39.

By Jose Arredondo

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

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.

Lady Pirates guard Ramaya Dean puts a shot up in the first half of the semi-final round. Dean scored 10 points in the Lady Pirates' 56-39 victory.  Photo by E. David Guel

Lady Pirates guard Ramaya Dean puts a shot up in the first half of the semi-final round. Dean scored 10 points in the Lady Pirates’ 56-39 victory. Photo by E. David Guel

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.

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