The Wildcats defeated the Sam Houston State Bearkats in a road win, its first conference loss of the season.
They were led by senior guard Breanna Wright, who dropped 29 points while shooting 8-for-12 from the field and making three three-pointers. Senior guard Dominique Golightly was also productive, dropping 24 points while shooting 9-for-14 from the field.
“We knew this game was going to be a tough one, and I loved how we pushed through to get the win,” coach Julie Goodenough said. “The fact that we beat the number one seed gives us huge confidence and proves how together of a team we are.”
The Wildcats had its seventh game shooting 50% or higher from the field in a game. Gaining its sixth conference win, the Wildcats are one game behind first place with a 14-2 record. They’re number one in scoring offense, scoring margin, field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage.
“We just stuck together and came out with a gritty win,” Wright said. “Sam Houston is one of the best teams in the conference and to beat them feels really good. I’m so proud of our team.”
Wright has been the Wildcat’s number one scoring option, and her efficiency has proving to be so. This season, Wright is averaging 15.9 points per game and 4.8 assists per game while shooting 49% from the field and 43% from three-point range.
She leads the team in scoring, assists, three pointers made and steals. She is also a part of the 1,000th point club along with fellow teammate Golightly.
“My teammates is who I give the most credit to,” Wright said. “I was feeling good out there and my teammates were giving me a lot of confidence to play hard. I’m just grateful we came out with a win.”
The Wildcat’s second road game will be against the Central Arkansas Bears on Saturday. The Wildcats head back to Moody Coliseum on Feb. 1 to host the Incarnate Word Cardinals.