#2 Lady Texans quiet Clarendon 86-44 Monday

#2 Lady Texans quiet Clarendon 86-44 Monday

CLARENDON, Texas — The second-ranked South Plains College women's basketball team had five players score in double figures Monday in an 86-44 rout of Clarendon College at the Bulldog Gymnasium.

The Lady Texans improve to 19-0 on the season and 3-0 in the WJCAC and will be back on the hardwood on Jan. 13 when they host New Mexico Junior College at 5:45 p.m. on 'Meat the Texans' night at the Texan Dome.

"I was really pleased with Johanna and her toughness tonight," South Plains head coach Cayla Petree said. "She hasn't been shooting the ball as well as she would like to, but we knew with the type of defense that Clarendon plays she was going to be able to get some clean shots. Tonight was about getting our shooters some confidence and they had the green light and we really tried to stretch out their defense."

Sophomore Ruth Koang led the Lady Texans on the offensive end with 17 points and 10 rebounds, finishing 5 of 7 from the floor and 7 of 9 from the free throw line in 19 minutes of action. Freshman Ashala Moseberry netted 16 points, five rebounds and four steals, connection on 6 of 14 shots from the floor and was 3 of 11 from the 3-point line over 29 minutes.

Johanna Teder netted 12 points, six assists and five steals for South Plains, dropping in 4 of 11 shots from the floor. Grace Hunter tallied 12 points, four rebounds, and four assists, while Oceane Robin chipped in 12 points and a pair of boards as the Lady Texans shot 39.1 percent from the floor.

South Plains dominated the interior, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 36-14 in the paint and scored 29 points on second-chance opportunities. The Lady Texans forced Clarendon into 34 turnovers resulting in 37 points on the offensive end and also received 45 points from their bench in the contest.

"We put up some shots late that we normally wouldn't which kind of brought down the final numbers, but our girls played really tough and Sarah Shematsi played really unselfish tonight and did a lot of things that don't show up on the box score," Petree said. "To be as talented as she is, she's one of the most unselfish players I've ever coached."