The 16th-ranked Blinn College women's basketball team played through a bit of offensive adversity en route to a 65-56 victory over Seminole State College on Saturday at the Paris Classic in Paris, Texas.
The Buccaneers improved to 6-1 overall after winning both games of the Classic, which was played on the campus of Paris Junior College.
Blinn emerged victorious despite a second-half drought from long distance, using a team effort to fend off the Raiders.
"We played extremely hard and competed on the defensive end," Blinn head coach Jeff Jenkins said. "It was a good team win."
Eleven Buccaneers saw playing time, with each playing an important role in the outcome, Jenkins added.
Blinn trailed 21-17 after the first period but rallied to grab a 38-29 advantage by halftime. The Bucs were ahead 52-41 at the conclusion of the third quarter.
Despite scoring just 27 points in the second half, Blinn limited Seminole State to the same offensive output to keep the Bucs in front.
Freshman guard Chelsy Singleton shined for Blinn with a team-high 24 points. Freshman forward Tocarra Johnson added 13 points, while freshman guards Jonesha Neal and Wynter Jones finished with eight and six, respectively.
Next up for the Bucs is a rematch with fifth-ranked Collin College at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in McKinney, Texas. The Cougars rallied past Blinn for a 60-52 victory Nov. 15 in Brenham, Texas.
(Story by Joe Alberico, Blinn College Sports Information)