SAN ANGELO, TEXAS – The Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s basketball team was outscored by 11 points in the second half in a 68-59 loss at Lone Star Conference South Division rival Angelo State University on Wednesday night. (box score)
Junior Angela Franklin (Vacaville, CA/Vanden HS) led the Javelinas (13-8, 3-3) in the first half with 12 points and six rebounds. The Javs led by as many as six points on three separate occasions, but Camille Perkins scored two late buckets to pull the Rambelles (12-9, 3-3) within two points heading into halftime.
In the second half, the two teams went back-and-forth through the first 17:30 with neither team gaining a big advantage. The Javelinas last held the lead when LaKeisha Jones (Winnsboro, LA/Crowville HS) put in a lay-up with 7:20 remaining. Jones later hit a jumper with 2:21 remaining to make pull the team to within 61-59. Unfortunately, the Javelinas did not score the rest of the way and the Rambelles closed on a 7-0 run.
Franklin led the Javelinas with 14 points and eight rebounds, including six on the offensive end. Jones finished the game with 13 points while Felicia Soza (Beeville/Jones HS) contributed 12 points. The team shot 42.9 percent from the floor, but made just 2-of-14 three-point attempts. They were also out rebounded by 11 boards giving up 21 offensive rebounds to the Rambelles.
The ‘Belles were led by Ann Parks’ 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Christie Rasmussen also poured in 18 points while draining four three-pointers. Perkins and Paige Weishuhn added 12 and 10 points, respectively. The team shot 42.6 percent from the field, made 9-of-25 three-pointers and was 7-of-13 at the foul line.
The Javelinas and Rambelles will meet again on Saturday in Kingsville with the tip-off slated for 5 o’clock.