Just when it seemed the women’s basketball team would secure a win in the second game of the David Jones Classic Nov. 24, after loosing the first, the Broncs let it slip from their grip. The Broncs (2-5) lost the tournament 0-2.
UTPA v Northwestern State University
Some good came out of the 63-53 loss to the NSU Lady Demons as Harlingen-native Bianca Torre broke the University’s program record for career assists.
Although the Broncs took an early lead, Northwestern State took over with 16:12 left in the first half and never looked back.
Torre recorded two assists to make her career total 330 and is now an all-time leader in three categories (points, assists and free throws made) while ranking in the top five of eight other categories (steals, field goals made, three-pointers made, three-pointers attempted, three-point field goal percentage, free throws attempted and free throw percentage).
Both Cassandra Moody and KaeLynn Boyd reached double figures. Moody recorded a career-high 12 points, two blocks and two steals, while Boyd scored 11 points with four rebounds and two steals.
UTPA v Southern Missouri State
The Broncs dropped the second game of the tournament in the last six seconds against Southeast Missouri State.
Franchesca Simon gave the Broncs the first lead, which would last for 91.2 percent of the game (36:29).
The Redhawks took their first lead with 1:15 left, but nine seconds later Simon rebuttled with a jumper to take it back. After each team scored a free throw, the score was 54-53, and with 24 seconds left, the Redhawks scored on a layup. Boyd attempted a three-pointer for the win, but missed.
Both Simon and Torre finished with 12 points each and Johnondra Patterson scored 10.