The Women’s basketball team traveled to face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Wednesday evening and nearly surrendered a 12-point lead in the closing minutes, but held on to win 72-68.
Wright led the way for the Wildcats with 17 points shooting 50 percent (5-10) from the court including four clutch free throws in the final seconds to put Texas A&M Corpus Christi away.
The first half of the game, the Wildcats led by as many as 16 points shooting 58 percent from the court in second quarter. However, 16 turnovers in the second half helped put the Islanders back in the game.
Junior forwards Lexi Ducat and Dominique Golightly were doing their part inside combining for 29 points and 14 rebounds helping ACU close the game.
Ducat said the team kept calm when nearly allowing the Islanders to come back.
“I was most impressed with our composure,” Ducat said. “At the end we didn’t let the tight game rattle us and we had several people step up and make big plays to get the win.”
ACU is now 7-2 in conference and 14-6 overall after the win.
Up next, Abilene Christian will have the rest of the week off and come back home to Moody Coliseum to face Lamar next Wednesday at 6 p.m.