The Weatherford College Lady Coyotes rode a 44-23 first-half run en route to a 79-66 North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference win over the visiting McLennan Community College Highlassies Wednesday afternoon, pushing the former’s record to 18-4, including 6-2 in the NTJCAC.
WC sophomore guard Destiny McAfee, the conference’s reigning Player of the Week, delivered another prolific performance Wednesday, finishing with a double-double after dropping a team-high 25 points on MCC in addition to coming down with 10 rebounds, including eight on the defensive end.
Teammates Ashawntae Brown, a sophomore forward, and Adela Valkova, a freshman forward, also proved key contributors on the boards, each finishing with 10 rebounds.
Down by double digits at the half, MCC attempted to claw its way back into the contest, chipping away at WC’s lead with a 20-17 scoring advantage in the third quarter.
However, even this combined with another positive showing in the final period (the Highlassies outscored the Lady Coyotes, 23-18 in the fourth quarter) was not enough to overcome the team’s early deficit, as WC held on for the 13-point win.
The Lady Coyotes host the Southwestern Christian College Lady Rams in a conference game at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Coyotes fall to Highlanders
The WC Coyotes struggled to contain the MCC Highlanders, who got 48 points off their bench, in the teams’ NTJCAC game Wednesday afternoon at home, as the former dropped to 14-9 overall and 2-5 in conference play after the 106-60 loss.
While the Coyotes got a trio of double-digit point performances, courtesy of sophomore Jared Simmons (16 points), freshman D’Michael Bellfield (12 points) and sophomore Marko Jovanovic (12 points), the team fell behind the Highlanders on the boards, who came down with 35 rebounds compared to WC’s 20, as MCC built on a 55-30 halftime lead with a 51-30 scoring advantage in the second half.
The Coyotes host the Southwestern Christian College Rams in a conference game at 4 p.m. Saturday.