The second meeting between Irving College and WCMS can only be described as organized chaos. Both teams ran from beginning to end and both teams took an aggressive outlook on the game. WCMS exploded in the second quarter and outscored the Lady Tigers by a score of 13-2.
It was a deficit the Lady Tigers would not be able to overcome when the final buzzer sounded and WCMS defeated Irving College, 25-8.
As the second quarter got underway, WCMS led 4-2. The Lady Pioneer offense took over and Ena Yasungar scored four of her game-high six points in the second. The defense forced so many turnovers, at times you could not tell which way the ball was going.
The Lady Pioneers held possession the majority of the second quarter. Ebonie Ross shot 2-of-2 from the free-throw line, while four other Lady Pioneers got close enough and helped extend the lead.
The WCMS defense blanketed the floor and only two points dropped in the second for Irving College. Mia Hobbs got ahead of the Lady Pioneer defense just enough to score as the half came to a close. WCMS led 17-4 at the half.
The second half was a mirror image of the first half. The two teams played so much defense, scoring points was an afterthought. It was a back-and-forth, all-out sprint in both directions for the final 12 minutes.
If not for the defensive effort in the second quarter the game have possibly turned out quite different. Halo Armstrong and Bella Cantrell each found the bottom of the net and both Lady Pioneers helped extend the lead.
Ashlyn Fults was the sole source of offense in the second half. She knocked down a shot just outside the paint and then stepped up to the charity stripe and sunk both her free-throws.
As the final buzzer sounded, WCMS had defeated Irving College by a final score of 25-8.
LADY PIONEER SCORING – Ena Yasungar 6, Katie Toney 5, Halo Armstrong 4, Marli McBride 2, Danika Reno 2, Ebonie Ross 2, Mea Starkey 2, Bella Cantrell 2
LADY TIGER SCORING – Ashlyn Fults 4, Mia Hobbs 2, Breezy Wanamaker 2