Rangers lasso Palominos

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Women's Basketball Nov. 2, 2016

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Business administration freshman Daniella Aguirre adjusts last second around PAC post Cheyanne Gomez for a quick 2-points Nov. 2 in the gymnasium at Palo Alto. The Palominos had no answer for the Rangers offensive attack as the Rangers cruise to an 83-53 win. Photo by Brandon A. Edwards

Jump shots and lockdown defense give this college a victory over Palo Alto.

By J. Del Valle

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

This college’s women’s basketball team won by a huge margin, 83-53, Nov. 2 against the Palo Alto College Palominos at PAC’s aquatic and athletic center.

Kinesiology sophomore Cheyenne Baxa led the team with 26 points for the Rangers, which puts her at 55 points from the last game. She dominated all four quarters of the game with execution of her jump shots.

In the first half English sophomore Tiera Sellers and nursing freshman Sheanna Carnes rained a 3-pointer each on the left side of the arch, putting the Rangers up by 8 points by halftime, 42-34.

Palo Alto’s chances of catching up were in reach since they were only trailing behind the Rangers by fewer then 10 points, but the Rangers started pressing their defense at the half-court mark.

In the second half of the game Palo Alto College had loose balls all over the court, which helped the Rangers lead the game by more then 23 points in the third quarter, 61-38.

Once the Rangers found Palo Alto College’s weakness in the third quarter, they dominated with successful blocking on their shooters, causing them to turn over the ball for effective fast break points.

With the Rangers’ ball movement, they slowed down the game by only putting up 10 points in the fourth quarter.

The Rangers play St. Philip’s College at 6 p.m. Nov. 9. in Candler Physical Education Center.

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