Belle Basketball shoots to top of LSC

Team dominates Midwestern State

By Rosanna Aguilera
On February 9, 2017

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo
Lexi Murphy, senior guard, attempts a shot while being moved in on by two players from the opposing team.

The Belles’ basketball team won their fourth straight game on Saturday against the Midwestern State Mustangs.

The Belles won with a score of 65 - 45.

"I think when you keep people off the free-throw line and you can test every shot then you’re going to hold them to a low point total," Head coach Kevin Baker said.

Baker said when a team can hold any other college team to 45 points is "pretty good."

Senior guard Taylor Dorsey scored a total of 18 points for the team.

"It was very high paced," Dorsey said. "I loved the energy of the game; we were going back and forth with each other."

Baker said it was a type of game that the team needed to win and needed to play.

"That felt like, to me, an NCAA tournament game, when you’re out there and it’s really physical," Baker said.

Baker said they had to fight through the physicality and told the team that those are the kinds of games that are in the tournament which they will see down the road.

The team is now tied for first with Texas A&M Commerce because of their win against Eastern New Mexico on Saturday, for first in the Lone Star Conference..

"It doesn’t stop our game plan," Dorsey said. "We’re still going to go each game every Thursday and Saturday. We’re going to play hard and play against every opponent like they’re in first place too."

Baker said they have six games left with four on the road.

"We got our work cut out for us," Baker said after he mentioned that the team has to travel to Tarleton and Commerce in the coming games.

However, he said the players want to excel and win the conference.

"I wouldn’t bet against this team, we always seem to figure out a way to get it done and I think we will next week as well," Baker said.

Dorsey said their defense is getting better each game and thinks they executed a lot in their defense on Saturday’s game.

Jasmine Prophet had a total of 13 points and a career high of 17 rebounds putting her sixth in the conference for rebounding this season.

Baker said he was excited that the team played a full game of full court man to man and only had a total of nine fouls.

"I’m really proud of our defensive effort," Baker said.

Dorsey said they are trying to remain in first and thinks that as long as they listen to Baker’s game plan, they will execute against anyone they play.

This win improved the Belles to 18-2 overall, 12-2 conference. The Belles will return home for a matchup against University of Texas Permian Basin on Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

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