Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Aggies Take Tough Loss to the Lady Buffs By Justine Gaskamp on 11/20/2013 Goodwell, Okla.—The OPSU women's basketball team suffered a 62-point loss to West Texas A&M University Tuesday evening in the Oscar Williams Field House with a final score of 39-101.
The Aggies got off to a slow start and were down 6-0 after the opening minute of play. They would find themselves in a 31-point deficit by halftime with WT having scored 24 points off of Aggie turnovers. The Lady Buffs came back for more after the break, holding the Aggies to a paltry 14.3% from the field in the second half and taking a win back to Canyon. The Aggies' record falls to 0-4.
Sophomore Courtney Sheets found some bright spots for the Aggies; Sheets led the team in scoring with 12 points, was perfect from the free-throw line (4-4), and shared the lead in rebounds with Sharice Papaleo at seven apiece. Papaleo finished the game with nine points along with Sarah Johnson who also scored nine. Meagan Bell landed the only successful three-pointer for the Aggies.
Coach Terry said, "Our team continues to play hard but just needs to find ways to score. We're not giving in and will continue to work on improving our shots."
The Aggies will travel to Lubbock, Texas next to take on their first conference match-up against Lubbock Christian University on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. The team will finish the week in Odessa as they play another conference game vs. Texas-Permian Basin on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. Aggie fans will be able to keep up with both games via live video and stat links available on the OPSU Aggie Athletics website, women's basketball schedule.