On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the University of Dallas women’s basketball team traveled to Farmers Branch, Texas, in order to take on Dallas Christian College (DCC) for their third game of the season.
Going into the non-conference game the UD Crusaders were 0-2 on the season.
– The Lady Crusaders came out strong, finishing the first half ahead with a score of 44-26.
– In the first half, UD shot 44.8 percent from the field and 25 percent from the 3-point range.
– The game went back and forth until the 12-minute mark when UD began a 30-13 scoring run.
– The Lady Crusaders’ shooting improved to 45.5 percent in the second half as UD outscored DCC 40-38.
– Picking up their first win of the season, UD defeated DCC by a final score of 82-66.
– Six Lady Crusaders posted double-digit scoring during the game.
– Freshman Brooke Hagemann led the charge with 14 points. Freshman Jordon Baker and sophomore Christy Allen each scored 12 points.
– Junior guard Kylie Yoshimura totaled seven assists and two steals while Baker pulled down seven rebounds.
“A win is a win,” commented Yoshimura after the victory. “It’s a great morale booster, especially for all of our newcomers! We definitely have a lot to work on, though. But with all the effort and positive energy everyone gives forth during practice, we are bound to have a great season.”
In that spirit, Dallas took on rival Austin College for their first home game of the season as well as their first game in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC).
– The Lady Crusaders came out strong in the first half, taking a lead of 40-38 into the locker room at half time.
– The Lady Crusaders shot 18-32 (56.3 percent) from the field in the first half, compared to Austin College’s 11-27.
– Austin College managed to outscore the Crusaders 36-23 in the second half, defeating the Crusaders 74-63.
– Yoshimura led the Lady Crusaders’ charge with a game high of 24 points and two assists, while freshman guard Marleyna Bustamante recorded 12 points and four assists.
Allen led the team in rebounding with five total rebounds.
– Overall, Austin College out-rebounded the Crusaders 44-22.
Yoshimura stated, “It was a tough loss, but both teams battled hard. It was definitely a learning experience for everyone, that in order to finish a game, we have to play all 40 minutes. Despite the loss, it was great playing at home. The turnout was great. On behalf of the team, I would like to thank everyone for showing their support!”
For their next game, the Lady Crusaders will travel to Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, with tip-off at 6 p.m