Already winners of four-straight North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference games heading into Wednesday’s home bout with the Cisco College Lady Wranglers, the Weatherford College Lady Coyotes made sure that streak would remain intact, transforming a 42-40 third-quarter deficit into a 59-52 win after a 19-10 run in the final frame.
WC’s bench played a large role in the victory, accounting for 36 of the the team’s 59 total points, led by freshman guard Diamond Sweats, who tallied 18.
Trailing 14-12 after one quarter, the Lady Coyotes swung momentum in their favor right before the half, taking a 26-23 lead at the break thanks to a 14-9 scoring advantage in the second period.
The visiting Lady Wranglers responded with a run of their own in the third quarter, outscoring their opponent, 19-14 for the abovementioned 42-40 lead, setting up WC’s hard-fought win.
Starting sophomore guard Destiny McAfee proved the Lady Coyotes’ second-leading scorer, finishing with a double-double thanks to 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Teammate and fellow sophomore guard Anna Jefferson-Polk also proved effective on the boards, coming down with a team-leading 11 rebounds to go along with six points.
Sophomore forward Monika Faerber finished as WC’s third-leading scorer with eight points.
The Lady Coyotes have proven equally effective at home, on the road and at neutral sites, going 11-2, 8-2 and 2-0 in those categories, respectively.
WC plays the Grayson College Lady Vikings in a conference game at 2 p.m. Saturday on the road.