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BIG SPRING, Texas - The South Plains College Lady Texan basketball team failed to capitalize on the opportunity to clinch a spot in next month's Region 5 tournament as they lost 57-50 to Howard College Monday night at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. The loss drops SPC to 8-19 overall and 5-6 in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) and they remain 11/2 games ahead of Howard and Monday's opponent, Western Texas, entering the final week of the season.
South Plains dug themselves a 15-point hole to open the first half. Sydney Hearn
gave the Lady Texan their first field goal after nearly 5-minutes had ticked off the clock. Another seven minutes passed before Raely Parada
's field goal made the score 17-4.
Trailing 23-7, Ashley Roberts
nailed two 3-pointers on her way to scoring all eight of her first half points and Moneeka Carter
chipped in with four during a 12-2 Lady Texan scoring run that brought SPC to within six points as the first half wound down.
At halftime the Lady Texans trailed 29-21.
The Lady Texans kept the game close in the second half, getting to within three points on several occasions and as close as two points at the 3:55 and 3:08 marks.
Parada again made it a one possession game when she made a goal with only 34 seconds remaining to cut the Lady Hawk advantage to 53-50.
Howard made 4-of-4 free throws down the stretch to hand the Lady Texans a seven point loss.
Roberts scored a team high 16 points on 5-of-9 from the field and Stephanie Moore
added 15 to lead SPC.
The Lady Texans will again look to secure their spot in the post-season when they host Western Texas College Monday, February 27 at the Texan Dome in a game sponsored by Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Levelland. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. and a Kindle Fire donated by Holiday Inn Express will be given away to a lucky fan at halftime of the game.
Monday's regular season finale will mark the farewell for four Lady Texan sophomores as Ashley Roberts
, Avril Matthews
, Raely Parada
, and Stephanie Moore
will each play in the Texan Dome one last time as a Lady Texan.
Live video of Monday's action can be found at www.spctexans.com. KLVT 1230 AM will carry audio that can also be accessed at www.klvtradio.com.
South Plains College (8-19, 5-6)Raely Parada
3-5 1-2 8, Avril Matthews
0-0 1-2 1, Ashley Roberts
5-9 2-2 16, Moneeka Carter
3-6 0-0 6, Lakeeyscia Griffin
0-0 0-0 0, Shea Myatt
0-6 0-0 0, Sydney Hearn
2-4 0-0 4, Stephanie Moore
5-13 5-6 15. Totals 18-43 9-12 50
Howard (17-11, 3-7)
Porsche Young 2-7 0-1 4, Kali Jerrel 7-12 4-4 19, Tori Tucker 6-9 0-0 12, Zeslie Johnson 4-15 0-0 8, Kelli Merrick 1-1 2-2 4, Marion Lemonnier 0-1 2-2 2, Carolyn Taylor 3-7 0-0 6, Brushea Daniels 1-2 0-1 2, Ja'Keyma Williams 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-56 8-10 57
SCORE BY PERIODS 1st 2nd TOTAL
South Plains College 21 29 50
Howard 29 28 57
FG%: South Plains College .419, Howard .429. 3-pt FG:South Plains College 5-15 (Parada 1-2, Roberts 4-6, Carter 0-2, Myatt 0-4, Hearn 0-1), Howard 1-8 (Young 0-1, Jerrel 1-4, Tucker 0-1, Lemonnier 0-1, Taylor 0-1). Rebounds: South Plains College 30 (TEAM 7), Howard 30 (Johnson 8). Fouls South Plains College 14, Howard 10. Fouled out: none. Technical: none. Assists: South Plains College 12 (Myatt 4), Howard 10 (Jerrel 4). Steals: South Plains College 10 (Matthews 4), Howard 11 (Young 4). Blocked shots: South Plains College 1 (Myatt 1), Howard 1 (Williams 1). Turnovers: South Plains College 21, Howard 16.