Coming off their first loss of the season against Tulsa Wednesday, the Wildcats bounced back against the Schreiner Mountaineers with a convincing 90-43 win Saturday in Moody.
A season high 13 players scored for the Wildcats. Leading the way was senior forward Lexie Ducat who scored 25 points in the win shooting 9-13 from the field and tallied 8 rebounds as well. Senior guard Sara Williamson also added 18 points and five assists in 19 minutes of play.
Protecting the ball was something Schreiner struggled with from the tip as they totaled 10 turnovers in the first quarter alone. When all things were said and done, Abilene Christian scored 36 points from the Mountaineers’ 33 forced turnovers.
Schreiner only attempted 20 shots in the first half compared to ACU’s 39 putting the Wildcats up 44-26 at halftime.
Things didn’t get any better for the Mountaineers in the second half as they shot 24 percent from the court making five shots out of 21 attempts.
The most productive player for the Mountaineers was sophomore center Sydney Williams who finished with six points making all three shot attempts and four rebounds before fouling out of the game halfway through the fourth quarter.
Ducat said the team’s win against Schreiner was confidence booster heading into next weekend.
“This game was exactly what we needed before taking on Arkansas,” Ducat said. “It was great getting a big win back in Moody after a long stretch of away games. Today will help us gain momentum for next weekend. We had a lot of players step up and make some great plays. We have a very special team this year where every person is a huge asset to our success, so it was really exciting to see everyone come back today.”
With this win the Wildcats improve to 7-1 on the season. Up next they’ll face the 5-2 Arkansas Razorbacks of the SEC next Saturday at 1 p.m. in Moody Coliseum.
Meanwhile the Schreiner Mountaineers, still searching for their first win of the season, will head back home to face Concordia Monday at 7 p.m.