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Hilltoppers Best Aggie Women

By Laura Nelson on 01/27/2013 Austin, Texas-The OPSU women's basketball team trailed St. Edward's throughout the first half of the game in Austin on Saturday afternoon, and despite a powerful surge in the second half of the game, the Hilltoppers bested the Aggies with a 67-57 win.

In half one, OPSU was scoreless until Meagan Bell nailed a 3-point shot at the 15:45 mark, and St. Ed's continued to score, leading by 15 with just over 11 minutes left before the halftime break. The Aggies kept chipping into the Hilltopper advantage, and right before the buzzer, five points from Whitley Coca cut the St. Edward's lead to just seven at 34-27.

When play resumed, a determined Aggie team took a short-lived two-point lead with 11:19 left in the game, and even though the Hilltoppers took it right back, the OPSU women kept St. Ed's in check, letting them have only a single digit lead. With 6:41 left to play and the Hilltoppers in the lead by only one point, the home team went on a 15 point scoring run while holding the Aggies to only five to end the game.

Coca led all scorers with 19 points and took down five rebounds while Bell chipped in nine points and had four rebounds. Three St. Edward's players notched double digit points, and as a team, out-rebounded OPSU 39 to 29.

Head coach Charles Terry said, "The women kept battling, but had trouble scoring down the stretch. I'm extremely proud of their efforts, but we will need to get back on track at home this week."

The women return to their home court for the next two games, continuing Heartland Conference play against Texas A&M International on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m. and before facing St. Mary's on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.


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