Belles slam WNMU

Team takes an overtime loss to Eastern New Mexico

By Alana Edgin
On January 26, 2017

Rambelle basketball executed another win against the Western New Mexico Mustangs on Jan. 19 with a score of 105-52.

During this win, the bench scored half the points for the Belles.

"Our bench is incredible," Christina Robinson, senior point guard, said. "Our team is just unstoppable from player one down to player 100. It’s hard to stop us since we have a lot of weapons under us."

The Mustangs came in on an 11 game losing streak and only had eight players to take on the then 13-1 Belles.

"We had a size advantage that was for sure and we planned on using it," Head Coach Kevin Baker said. "I felt it was an overall team victory. Our bench came in and scored over 50 points and I couldn’t be happier about our performance."

By the end of the first quarter, the Belles were ahead by 13, and the points just kept rolling in.

"We came out ready to play and played with some high energy," Baker said "We were worried all week that this would be a trap game for us because we knew that Eastern New Mexico was coming up, but I really felt like our kids battled through that thought process and played well."

Multiple players scored in double digits in this game, including Robinson, senior post Jasmine Prophet, junior post Chenelle Pelle, junior point guard Madi Greenwood and senior guard Lexi Murphy.

The Belles also pulled together a solid two halves, holding the Mustangs down with strong defense and tough offense.

"Our coach gave us a pregame speech," Robinson said. "Every game we just play on our level regardless of what game it is. We can’t get too high, we can’t be too low. We just got to stay steady, and be ourselves every game."

After what seemed to be an easy win for the Belles, they went in on Jan. 21 to fight the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds. The Greyhounds came in on a 13-3 record.

"We are a team that’s awfully similar," Baker said. "They have great inside plays and so do we, they’ve been shooting well from the outside, so have we."

It was a close loss for the Belles with a score of 76-72. This was their first home court loss and came down to an overtime.

The Belles came back on Jan. 24 with a redeeming win against Texas A&M – Kingsville at 70-63. This bumped the Belles up to a 15-2 overall record, 9-2 in the Lone Star Conference.

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