Blinn finishes first month of the season with a 9-0 record
The Blinn College women’s basketball team flashed its offensive firepower early and often and powered past Ranger College for an 88-65 non-conference victory Saturday at the Kruse Center in Brenham.
The victory pushed the Buccaneers’ record to 9-0, giving them a perfect November showing. Blinn’s season will resume following the Thanksgiving holiday with a 5:30 p.m. home game against Louisiana State University-Eunice on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
“Playing three games a week is tough but we’re finding ways to win,” Buccaneers head coach Jeff Jenkins said. “I don’t think we’re playing anywhere near the basketball that we can, but with the upcoming break, we can get some more practices in and get into a routine and get better at the things we need to get better at.”
On Saturday, Blinn’s biggest strength – its shooting ability – was more than enough to upend Ranger in a rematch from both teams’ season opener on Nov. 1 – a 65-59 Bucs win.
Freshmen Telisha Brown, Makayla Patterson, and Tiffany Tullis led the way with 18, 17, and 15 points respectively, and fellow first-year Buccaneers Allana Thompson and Kaidance Glenn made their mark with nine points apiece. Freshman Chynell Mitchell chipped in six and Blinn received five points each from freshmen Hannah Humphrey and Skylar Barnes.
“Our offense is great,” Tullis said. “We have 3-point shooters; we have people who can post up down low. Our post players even shoot 3s. We’re well-rounded, and there’s no set position that we all play; we all sort of play the same position and do what we can to score.”
Blinn built a 28-18 first-quarter advantage. After Ranger pulled within 28-23 early in the second period, six different Buccaneers found the basket as the hosts outscored the Rangers 14-10 in the final minutes of the first half to build a 42-33 cushion.
Ranger was still within 50-42 midway through the third quarter when Patterson scored five straight points followed by back-to-back 3-pointers from Barnes and Humphrey to give Blinn a 61-42 with 2:10 left in the period.
Glenn’s trey gave the Buccaneers a 64-44 lead to end the third period and Blinn cruised the rest of the way.
“We’re talented,” Jenkins said. “We’re not good yet, but we’re talented. With our athleticism and talent, you can play badly and win some games, which we have, but I also think we’re going to do nothing but get better by February.”
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Blinn Sports Information Specialist