TYLER, Texas - Blinn College women's basketball defeated Tyler Junior College, 70-58, on Saturday afternoon to close out the regular season on a five-game win streak.
"It was a great road win against a very good offensive team," said Jeff Jenkins, Blinn head coach.
With the win, the Buccaneers increased their overall record to 15-15 and Region XIV conference record to 8-12.
Although the Buccaneers trailed 21-13 at the end of the first quarter, they scored 19 points, while holding Tyler to nine points to lead 32-30 at the half.
Blinn and Tyler played a close third quarter, but the Buccaneers managed to hold onto a 49-44 advantage heading into the final stretch. The final quarter was the Buccaneers best offensively as they posted 21 points to pull ahead 70-58 for the victory.
Blinn will enter into the Region XIV Tournament with the No. 6 seed and face the No. 3 seed Kilgore on Wednesday, March 7 at 8 p.m. in Jacksonville.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 36 NJCAA national championships since 1987.