Weatherford Democrat

January 24, 2014

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Weatherford Democrat

Taylor, Lady Coyotes impress at Temple

TEMPLE, Tex. – Another big night from Itiana Taylor helped lead the Weatherford College women’s basketball team to a 77-70 victory over Temple College Wednesday night.

The returning All-American from Pflugerville had 29 points and 10 rebounds against the Lady Leopards. It was Taylor’s third straight game with more than 20 points and her sixth game with double-digit  rebounds this season.

The Lady Coyotes (11-2 overall, 4-0 conference) ran their conference winning streak to 12 games, dating back to last year.

Another returning All-American, Bre Brooks, also had an impressive performance with 20 points and 9 assists. Toma Zaleckaite had a season-high 18 rebounds.

The WC men’s team lost to Temple, 84-73. The Coyotes (9-10 overall, 1-2 conference) had their two-game winning streak snapped in the loss.

Both teams travel to Plano Saturday to face Collin College. Start times are set for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.


NTJCAC Women’s Standings

Team               W    L      Pct.

Weatherford   4     0     1.000

McLennan      4     0     1.000

Collin               2     2       .500

Temple            2     2       .500

Cisco                2     2       .500

Hill                    1     3       .250

Ranger            1     3       .250

SW Christian   0     4       .000


NTJCAC Men’s Standings

Team        W    L      Pct.

McLennan        3     0     1.000

Collin                2     1       .667

Temple             2     2       .500

 Hill                    2     2       .500

Weatherford    1     2       .333

SW Christian   1     2       .333

Ranger             1     3       .250


Four first-timers voted to start All-Star game 

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry, Kevin Love, Paul George and Kyrie Irving have all been voted NBA All-Stars, putting four first-time starters in the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans.

Kobe Bryant was elected by fans to his 16th All-Star game, second-most in NBA history, but this one is shaping up as a kids’ game.

Curry, perhaps the biggest snub last season, will join him in the Western Conference backcourt. Love passed Dwight Howard in the final days of voting and will start in the frontcourt along with Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin.

LeBron James was the leading vote-getter with 1.4 million votes and Miami teammate Dwyane Wade was also voted in Thursday. George, who has led Indiana to the league’s best record, and New York’s Carmelo Anthony are the other East forwards.