Blinn women’s basketball falls to Coastal Bend in overtime, 86-78

Alexus Wykoff posts a season-high 27 points

Alexus Wykoff

BEEVILLE, Texas — Blinn College women’s basketball (10-15, 3-10) fell to Coastal Bend College, 86-78, in overtime, Wednesday night.

Alexus Wykoff led the Buccaneers with a season-high 27 points, while Missy Archie followed with 15. Imani Wimbish-Gay was next with 11 points and Alexus Brigham scored 10.

The Buccaneers opened the game strong, building a 10-point lead (19-9) in the first quarter. Blinn kept the momentum rolling, increasing its lead to 12 points (40-28) at the break.

Missy Archie

In the third quarter, the momentum shifted in Coastal Bend’s favor. Coastal Bend outscored Blinn 26-16 in the quarter to narrow in on the Buccaneers 56-54 heading into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Coastal Bend grabbed a 72-69 at the 2:07 mark, but the Buccaneers fought back with a 4-1 run to send the game into overtime at 73-73.

Coastal Bend took back the momentum in overtime, outscoring Blinn 13-5 for the win.

Blinn College women’s basketball will host No. 14 Tyler Junior College on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. to open the doubleheader in the Kruse Center. Blinn College men’s basketball will follow against Lamar State College- Port Arthur at 4 p.m.

Blinn men’s basketball loses to Angelina, 69-62

Buccaneers outscore Angelina 40-22 in the second half

LUFKIN, Texas — Angelina College dished Blinn College men’s basketball (19-7, 6-7) its second loss in 10 games by defeating the Buccaneers, 69-62, Wednesday night.

AJ Rainey

AJ Rainey led Blinn’s offense with 17 points, while Tristan Ikpe followed with 14, and JaQuan Morris recorded 11. Uriel Velis led the Buccaneers’ defense with eight rebounds, while Morris followed with seven, and Ikpe and Nic Tata each tallied five rebounds

Tristan Ikpe

Blinn’s offense got off to a slow start for Angelina to take a 47-22 lead at the half. The Buccaneers picked up the pace in the second half, scoring 40 points. Blinn cut its 25-point deficit down to four points with 45 seconds remaining. Angelina went on a 3-0 run in the final seconds for the victory.

Blinn College men’s basketball looks to bounce back against Lamar State College- Port Arthur on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Kruse Center. Blinn College women’s basketball opens the doubleheader against No. 14 Tyler Junior College at 2 p.m.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 38 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.

(COURTESY: Tara Dreyer, Blinn Information)


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