Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Women's Basketball Starts Season —By Laura Nelson on 11/02/2012 Plainview, Texas—Oklahoma Panhandle State University's women's basketball team opened their season in an exhibition game Thursday night against Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.
Aggie Whitley Coca, a 5'5 senior point guard newcomer from Cimarron, N.M., had 15 points and matched top point honors with Flying Queens Christie Mooney and CeCe Williams. Coca also had two steals plus four assists and she and teammate Sharice Papaleo, a 6' junior from El Paso and another new face on the team, had five rebounds each. Returning sophomore Rosa Quiñonez added seven points and blocked a shot.
Head coach Charles Terry said, "Our effort was consistent throughout the game, but we were simply under-prepared and we lost our mental focus." He added that this game provided information about the areas he and assistant coach Marcus Hicks need to concentrate on to improve the team's overall performance.
The women play their home opener on Friday, Nov. 9 against Eastern New Mexico University at 6 p.m. Admission to OPSU basketball games is $5 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under and senior citizens aged 65 and above. Children under five and OPSU students are admitted free. OPSU faculty and staff and immediate family will also be admitted free with an ID.