Lady Texans dominating early in new season

by Kendall Rainer

The South Plains College women’s basketball team remains unscathed through six games.

The No. 2-ranked Lady Texans moved past No. 16 Grayson College in a 78-53 victory on Nov. 16 at the New Mexico Junior College Classic in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Sophomore Ruth Koang led the scoring for SPC with 15 points to go along with eight rebounds. Sophomore Sarah Shematsi poured in 14 points, hitting six of her 16 attempts from the field, to go along with eight rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Freshman Johanna Teder added 14 points off of the bench, hitting all five of her shots from the field and going 4-for-4 from behind the three-point line.

Freshman Ashala Moseberry and Ka’Lia Smith netted eight points each, both knocking down three of their six shots from the floor. Sophomore Caroline Germond added seven points, to go along with eight steals and four assists.

SPC shot 47 percent from the field and 30 percent from behind the three-point line in the contest.

The Lady Texans posted a 77-35 victory against No. 13 Salt Lake Community College at the New Mexico Junior College Classic, which was held on Nov. 15 in Hobbs, New Mexico.

With the victory, Lady Texan Head Coach Cayla Petree reached 100 victories as the head of the women’s basketball program at SPC.

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Ka’Lia Smith shooting a free throw against Lamar College on Nov. 7 at Texan Dome. All photos by KENDALL RAINER/PLAINSMAN PRESS

Moseberry raked in a season-high 18 points on 6-for-7 shooting from the field, while hitting four of her five attempts from the three-point line.

Koang picked up 16 points for the Lady Texans, shooting 8-for-9 from the field and pulling down seven rebounds. Shematsi added 12 points on 5-for-12 shooting from the field. Smith poured in 11 points, shooting 5-for-8 from the floor.

SPC dominated on the defensive side of the court, with 30 of their 38 rebounds coming on the defensive end. The Lady Texans forced 28 turnovers that resulted in 23 points. The Lady Texans shot 57.1 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from beyond the three-point arc, while holding the Lady Bruins to 20 percent shooting from the field and 28.6 percent from the three-point line.

SPC notched their fourth victory on the season after a 91-52 demolition of Northwest Kansas Technical College on Nov. 9 at Texan Dome.

Shematsi led all scorers with 22 points, hitting eight of her 10 attempts from the field, and going 6-for-7 from the three-point line. She also grabbed nine rebounds in the contest. Smith poured in 12 points to go along with nine rebounds on 100-percent shooting from the field and the free-throw line.

Koang finished with 13 points and three rebounds, shooting 6-for-8 from the floor. Freshman Kor Fornesa Liu put up 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting from the floor and grabbed two rebounds.

Moseberry contributed 10 points, while Germond added six. Moseberry shot 3-for-6 from the field, pulling down two rebounds in the contest. Germond shot 2-for-6 from the field, hitting two of her four attempts from behind the three-point line.

The Lady Texans shot for 61 percent from the floor and 47.8 percent from the three-point line. They also outrebounded the Lady Mavericks, 38-18.