Aggie Women Drop Game to Rattlers

By Laura Nelson on 02/03/2013 Da'Veonna Munson led the Aggie scoring with 16 points on Saturday against St. Mary's University.—OPSU photoDa'Veonna Munson led the Aggie scoring with 16 points on Saturday against St. Mary's University.—OPSU photo Goodwell, Okla.—OPSU's Da'Veonna Munson scored a season-high 16 points in Saturday's contest against St. Mary's University, followed closely by Whitley Coca with 15, but their scoring was not enough to prevent a win by the Rattlers.

In the first half, St. Mary's outperformed OPSU in nearly every category, most notably in shooting percentages. The Rattlers hit nearly 42 percent of their field goals compared to 26 percent for the Aggies. Even so, the hardworking OPSU team held St. Mary's to single digit leads. Seconds before halftime, the Rattlers went ahead by ten with a 36-26 score at the buzzer.

The Rattlers struck quickly at the beginning of the second period of play, leading the Aggies by 16 with just under two minutes off the clock. The Aggies continued to struggle with their shooting and with 7 minutes left, the Rattlers still led by 13 until Coca made a free throw followed by a trey from Rosa Quinonez to cut the lead to nine. Shayla Mathis scored a layup, was fouled, and missed a free throw for the 3-point play, but Munson grabbed the rebound, handed the ball off to Coca who scored a three-pointer. Suddenly, the Aggies were back in the ball game with only a four-point deficit. Even though they never took the lead, OPSU continued to fight, but St. Mary's scoring was just too much for the Aggies to overcome. The Rattlers (15-5 overall and 7-1 HC) won 70-57 and remain at the top of the Heartland Conference standings. The Aggies are now 4-16 and 1-7 HC.

Rattler Morgan Pullins led the scoring with 19 followed by 17 from Jackie Woods. Megan Taylor added 10 points for the Aggies and Sharice Papaleo pulled down six rebounds.

Aggie homecoming and the annual Staff Silent Auction are set for Saturday, Feb. 9. The games are also designated as Play 4Kay, a breast cancer awareness initiative sponsored by the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and The V Foundation. Fans are encouraged to wear pink and consider donating to the fundraiser that will be held during the games. The women's game against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin begins at 2 p.m.


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