BRENHAM, Texas – Blinn College women's basketball was hitting its shots early on and that opened up the entire offense as the Buccaneers rolled to a 72-49 victory over Coastal Bend College Saturday afternoon inside the P.E. Building.
"We played really good basketball for 30 minutes in this game," said Jeff Jenkins, Blinn head coach. "I tell this team that they are the best defensive team that I have coached here."
With the win, Blinn improves to 18-9 overall and 11-6 in Region XIV play.
Denisha Ford came out shooting the ball well for the second consecutive game as she dropped in 15 points to lead the Buccaneers.
"I have been practicing my shot during practice and coach Jenkins keeps telling me to find my shot during the game," Ford said. "Once we hit some outside shots then everything else seems to go smooth."
Blinn didn't dominate the entire first quarter as Coastal Bend tied the game at 7-7 with 6:30 left but the Buccaneers ended the quarter on a 13-2 run to lead 20-9 after one. Ford was hitting her outside shot and added eight points in the quarter.
The Buccaneers showed their balance in the second quarter as six different players scored points as Blinn outscored Coastal Bend 22-14 to take a 42-23 lead into halftime. Williams led the way in the second quarter with eight points.
There was more balance in the third quarter as six players scored in the quarter again as Williams led with five points. Blinn outscored Coastal Bend 16-8 to extend its lead out to 58-31 heading into the final quarter.
Blinn did let its foot up off the gas a little in the fourth as Coastal Bend outscored Blinn for the first time all game, 18-14. Alexis Oaks came in and scored all five of her points in the final quarter to put the finishing touches on the 23-point victory.
Blinn will next play at home on Saturday, Feb. 25 against Angelina College at 2 p.m. Angelina is currently 8-7 through 15 games so far in Region XIV play.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 34 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.
About Blinn College
With an enrollment of 19,422 students, Blinn ranks among the nation's leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable educational excellence. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu.