Blinn women's basketball suffers road loss to Panola, 60-49

CARTHAGE, Texas — Blinn College women's basketball (10-12, 3-7) suffered a 60-49 loss to Panola College on the road Saturday afternoon. 

"We competed the entire game, but missed a lot of good shots and went 9-17 from the free throw line," said Jeff Jenkins, Blinn head coach. "We have to be able to make shots, especially on the road, but once again I am proud of the team's effort and energy."

Alexus Wykoff led Blinn's offense with 13 points, while Kristine Ezimako and Missy Archie jumped in with 11 apiece. 

Panola built an early 17-15 lead in the opening quarter and held a 34-26 advantage at the half. 

Panola kept the momentum in the third quarter by outscoring Blinn 13-9 to hold onto a 47-35 lead. In the fourth quarter, the Buccaneers played their best quarter by scoring 14 points.

Next, Blinn will return home to take on Kilgore College on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the Kruse Center. 

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 38 NJCAA national championships since 1987.