Women Fall to Hilltoppers

By Laura Nelson on 02/24/2013 Senior Da'Veonna Munson goes up for two in heavy traffic in her final as an Aggie.—Sarah Koster photoSenior Da'Veonna Munson goes up for two in heavy traffic in her final as an Aggie.—Sarah Koster photo Goodwell, Okla.—The Oklahoma Panhandle State University women's basketball team (4-21, 4-11 HC) took on St. Edward's University (12-12, 5-5 HC) Saturday afternoon, and even though the Hilltoppers took the 70-54 win, the Aggies gave fans an exciting final home game.

The Hilltoppers took an early 9-0 lead in the first four minutes of play when Megan Taylor snapped a trey to get the Aggies on the scoreboard. St. Ed's proceeded to take control of the game, leading by 15 points with just under 15 minutes off the clock. OPSU stayed in the game, and with under one minute left in the half, Whitley Coca made a layup, Sarah Johnson and Shayla Mathis added two free throws each, and Johnson capped it off by a three-pointer at the buzzer, sending the Aggies to the locker room down by only six, 30-24.

When the players took the court again, Taylor made two from the charity stripe, but those were the only two points for the home team in the first seven minutes of play while the visitors scored 14. The closest the Aggies got to the Hilltoppers after that was 13 points with just over a minute left in the game, and St. Ed's left the gym with the win.

Prior to the opening tip, seniors Whitley Coca, Da'Veonna Munson, and Megan Taylor were recognized for their contributions to the team. For the game, Coca had 13 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, Megan Taylor put in five points and grabbed five rebounds while Munson scored four and had one rebound and two assists. Johnson and Sharice Papaleo each scored nine and Papaleo took down four rebounds.

For St. Edward's, Valencia White led all scorers with 17, going 8-11 inside and getting eight rebounds followed by Sarah Kendrick with 16 points and eight rebounds.

The women travel to Edmond on Feb. 28 to take on the Oklahoma Christian University Lady Eagles (14-10 overall) at 5:30 p.m.


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