Buccaneers open Coastal Bend Classic with win over Palo Alto, 87-33

BEEVILLE, Texas — Six Buccaneers helped lead the Blinn College women's basketball team (2-2) to an 87-33 victory over Palo Alto College by scoring double-digit points Thursday afternoon to open the Coastal Bend Classic.

"This was a good team win where we got to play all 11 players and 10 scored," said Jeff Jenkins, Blinn head coach. 

Alexus Brigham led Blinn's offense with 15 points, while Kristine Ezimako followed with 14 and Amaya Armstrong recorded 11. Mariel Wade, Alexus Wykoff and Missy Archie each tallied 10 points in the win. 

Blinn's offense was explosive and defense was strong in the first quarter to give the Buccaneers a 26-9 lead. Blinn kept the momentum rolling in the second quarter to outscore Palo Alto 21-5 and hold a 47-14 lead at the half. 

In the third quarter, the Buccaneers extended their lead to 65-23. Blinn scored 22 points in the final quarter to seal a 54-point win. 

Next, the Buccaneers will continue to play in the Coastal Bend Classic against Ranger College on Friday, November 16, at 3 p.m.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 38 NJCAA national championships since 1987.