WEATHERFORD, Texas – Offenses usually take a little time to find their stride in the beginning of the season but for Blinn College women's basketball it is the defense that was costly Nov. 11. Weatherford College took advantage of the Buccaneers and its low-post defense in securing an 88-76 victory in Weatherford.
Blinn did have a handful of girls reach double figures as Ashley Cherry led the Buccaneers with 13 points while Katelynn Johnson and Chant Lewis each finished with 12 points. Nancy Warioba and Penina Faumui each earned 10 points in the loss.
Weatherford had a game plan of hitting the low-post and it countered that with solid outside shooting. As a team, Weatherford hit five shots from beyond the 3-pooint line and grabbed a 46-29 lead at the break.
"You can't give up 46 points in a half and expect to win the game," said Blinn head coach Jeff Jenkins. "We gave up too many easy baskets and their post players killed us tonight."
Jenkins said that he did like the effort late from his team in getting within six points late in the game. Sending Weatherford too many time to the foul line late allowed the home team to pull away for the 12-point victory.
Blinn, now 3-2 in the preseason, will be home on Nov. 15 against McLennan Community College at 2 p.m.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 29 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.
About Blinn College
Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 19,317 students, Blinn ranks among the nation's leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable educational excellence.
As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled "Destination Success: First-Year Focus," which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.
For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.