In the first game of a brand new season, the Wildcats came out blazing against the McMurry Warhawks, blowing them out 111 to 43.
The Wildcats were efficient from the floor as a team, shooting 67.8% from the field and 60% from three point range. They were also dominate on the defensive side as well forcing 28 turnovers and 17 steals.
Senior guard Breanna Wright finished the evening with 17 points and three assists on 7-8 shooting. She said her team did a great job passing the ball and shooting behind the perimeter.
“I feel like we ran the ball transition and we were always making that extra pass,” Wright said. “We also had 15 made three’s and that was good thing.”
Everyone on the court got to eat as five Wildcats scored in double figures. Junior guard Anna McLeod and Wright were the leading scorers, combining for 38 points, shooting a 13-of-16 from the field.
Last season, ACU was top three in the Southland Conference in field goal percentage, scoring margin, and three-point percentage.
Defensive pressure was key in this matchup, holding McMurry to 12.5% from three-point range.
“Our players were shot ready and we preach that everyday in practice,” coach Julie Goodenough said. “The flow of this game was to the advantage of our guards and possibly Thursday it’ll be a post game.”
The Wildcats will be back in action Thursday morning as they host the Southwest Mustangs.
“We have a great family team and we just need to continue to work with each other,” Wright said.