PLAINVIEW, Tex. – The Ranger women dropped its second game of the two-game Texas swing, falling 77-68 to Wayland Baptist on Saturday afternoon.
Northwestern led early, for the first 12 minutes of the contest, but a 22-2 run over eight minutes gave way to a 31-15 lead for the Flying Queens with four minutes before the half. WBU led at the midway point, 37-21.
Wayland Baptist ran away with a 9-2 run to start the second half, as Northwestern trimmed the lead to single digits, down 72-63 with 1:17 remaining. The Lady Rangers got within eight points with under a minute remaining and outscored WBU 47-40 in the second half.
The Lady Rangers upped their shooting percentage from 30 percent in the first half to 46 percent in the second. They finished the afternoon shooting 39 percent. NWOSU hit four three-pointers, all coming in the second half.
Talytha Williams hit a season-high of 19 points, burying three of the four Lady Ranger three’s. Audrey Richmond scored 14 points, while Renee Golliday finished with nine. NWOSU got 42 points from its bench.
Wayland Baptist was led by Staci Murphree’s 17 points, including 10-of-10 from the free throw line. The Flying Queens shot 36 percent from the field and converted on 32-of-39 (82 percent) from the charity stripe.
Northwestern (8-9, 4-8) will finish its four-game road swing with a 6 p.m. game with John Brown on Thursday, Jan. 27 at Siloam Springs, Ark.
Sat, January 22, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt