Belles Break LSC

Prophet takes LSC Offensive Player of the Week

By Sam Fowler
On March 3, 2016

   Rambelle basketball defeated Texas A&M-Kingsville 71-56 on Feb. 27, locking up the second seed in the Lone Star Conference tournament.The Belles kept their foot on the throttle, surmounting an eight point lead throughout most of the first quarter.Belles dominated the Javelinas in the second quarter, building an11 point lead before a layup by junior post Jasmine Prophet sparked a 7-0 run to end the half with the Belles leading 33-17.
   After the intermission, the Belles continued their dominance of the Javelinas as they pushed their lead to 17 points early behind a fast-break layup by junior guard Taylor Dorsey with seven minutes and 44 seconds left in the quarter.The Javelinas showed signs of life late in the third quarter, trimming the Belle lead to nine points.
   However, junior guard Lexi Murphy knocked down a three pointer with 34 seconds left in the quarter to bring the lead back to 12 for the Belles.
In the final 10 minutes of play, the Belles went in for the kill, never allowing their lead to drop under double digits.Prophet capped off a 9-0 run for the Belles that pushed their lead over the Javelinas to a staggering 22 points with one minute and 49 seconds left in the game.
   Javelinas scored seven unanswered points to close out the game, but it was too little too late.Jasmine Prophet’s fourth double-double of the season with 23 points and 11 rebounds earned her Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Next the Belles will challenge Eastern New Mexico at the LSC tournament in Allen, Texas on March 2 at noon.

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