Buccaneers lose to No. 14 Tyler, 83-67

BRENHAM, Texas — Alexus Wykoff led the Buccaneers in points for the second straight game with 19, but despite the offense, Blinn College women's basketball (10-16, 3-11) couldn't overcome No. 14 Tyler Junior College Saturday in the Kruse Center.

"We are extremely proud of our young ladies' effort this afternoon," said Jeff Jenkins, Blinn head coach. "Our team continues to improve on a regular basis and eventually their effort and improvement will pay off."

Alexus Brigham and Kristine Ezimako also reached double-digit points, scoring 11 and 10 respectively. Jordan Sanders was next with nine points, while Imani Wimbish-Gay scored eight.

Tyler grabbed an early 20-11 lead in the opening quarter and held onto it to lead 41-27 at the break.

The Lady Apaches kept the momentum in the second half to stay ahead of the Buccaneers 69-47 in the third quarter. Blinn outscored Tyler in the final quarter by six points (20-14), but it wasn't enough to upset the Lady Apaches.

Blinn will head on the road to face Bossier Parish Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m.

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