The women’s basketball team rounded out the first half of Southland Conference play with 90-62 rout of Lamar on Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats used scoring runs of 19-0 just a few minutes into the first quarter, and 20-7 late in the third to secure their 14th straight win.
In the second and fourth quarters, each team only mustered 38 points, but ACU dominated the first and third outscoring the Cardinals 52-24.
Lamar shot just 33 percent from the field including 1-18 from behind the arc. Meanwhile, half of the Wildcat’s points came from behind the three-point line, as they were 53 percent from the field and 15-33 from deep.
The 28-point victory is ACU’s largest against a Div. I opponent this season, and this is the first time the Wildcats put up 90 or more points in a conference game this year.
Offensively the Wildcats were led by senior Whitney West Swinford with 18 points on 6-13 shooting. 15 of West’s points came from behind the arc, as she needs just 25 more to become ACU’ all-time leader in three-point field goals made.
Junior Alexis Mason had another sensational night as she finished with 17 points, seven assists and a career-high 13 rebounds for her second straight double-double. In her last two games, Mason has posted 35 points and 24 rebounds, making a strong case for her fourth straight Southland Conference Player of Week award.
The Dimba duo also added 28 points for ACU, as Suzzy Dimba finished with 17 and Lizzy Dimba contributed 11. The Wildcat bench also recorded double digits in scoring for the second straight game, as freshman Sara Williamson set a career-high with 13 points in 12 minutes of work.
At 18-2 and 9-0 in conference ACU has already surpassed its overall win total and matched the number of conference wins from a season ago.
The Wildcats will get a few more days at home before getting on a bus to play the tail end of the home-and-home series against Lamar. The last time these two teams met in Beaumont, the Wildcats lost a 76-72 heartbreaker.