Saturday afternoon, the Wildcats took down the Cardinals of Incarnate Word in San Antonio 71-50. The Wildcats shot 46 percent from the court winning every quarter scoring improving to 16-8 on the season.
Junior guard Breanna Wright led ACU in scoring as she totaled 15 points and was perfect behind the arc with three three-pointers. After the game, she said she was impressed with the team’s overall performance.
“Everyone plays a huge role on our team and that showed today,” Wright said. “This needs to be brought into every game we play with good court and bench energy. We locked down on defense and will continue to get better daily. I’m really proud of our team today.”
Sophomore guard Liz Holter came off the bench for the Cardinals. She had an efficient game in the loss finishing with 12 points on 4-7 shooting. She ended as the only player on the Cardinals with double-digit points.
Early in the first quarter, Incarnate Word opened on a 7-0 run, which helped them have control for a majority of the quarter. But a last second fast-break layup by Junior forward Dominique Golightly gave the Wildcats their first lead of the game to enter the second quarter up 14-13.
Golightly was also a major contribution for ACU finishing with 13 points and totaling five steals in the rout of the Cardinals.
Later in the second quarter, Abilene Christian caught fire going on a 12-2 run triggered by Wright’s back-to-back threes giving ACU a 28-19 lead with just over two minutes until halftime.
Entering the fourth quarter, the Wildcats led by a slim 43-35 margin. However, ACU caught fire from the court making their first seven attempts extending their lead to 24 points. In the final quarter, the Wildcats outscored Incarnate Word 28-15.
Up next, the Wildcats will be back in Moody Coliseum for the first time in two weeks next Saturday as they take on Southeastern Louisiana. Meanwhile, Incarnate Word now sits at 3-20 on the season, the worst record in the conference. They’ll have a challenge on their hands when they face Lamar on Wednesday.