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The Angelo State Rambelle basketball team went 2-0 after defeating the St. Mary’s Rattlers 56-55 on Jan. 19 and the St. Edward’s Hilltoppers 63-51 on Jan. 21.


ASU 56-55 SMU (Game 1)

At the start of the matchup, junior guard Sawyer Lloyd would make a fast break layup to put the Rambelles ahead 6-5. Lloyd and freshman center Keniah Williams would score and end the quarter, with ASU trailing the Rattlers 11-10.

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SMU would pull ahead by 6 points until sophomore forward Madeline Stephens and freshman guard Landry Morrow would each make baskets to bring ASU within 4 points, 18-14, with seven minutes in the second quarter. 


Morrow’s bucket would spark a 9-0 run for the Rambelles to take back the lead, 21-18, with over a minute remaining in the half. Junior forward Tayjanna McGhee-Pleasant would make a layup for ASU to lead 23-22 going into the second half.

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The teams would battle back and forth in the first five minutes of the second half. Stephens would drain a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left to tie the game 39-39 at the end of the third quarter.


Sophomore guard Kyla Cobb would score a triple, and McGhee-Pleasant would make a layup to put ASU ahead by 5 points. The Rambelles would hold the Rattlers scoreless in the first three minutes of the fourth quarter.

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Stephens would convert on a triple to give ASU their largest lead, 50-40, with just under 6 ½ minutes remaining. The Rambelles would have four straight turnovers, leading to the Rattlers scoring 10 straight points to tie the game 50-50.


Stephens would put ASU ahead 56-54 with 45 seconds remaining. Both teams would go 1-6 from the free-throw line, giving the Rambelles a 56-55 victory over the Rattlers.

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ASU 63-51 SEU (Game 2)

Freshman forward Aicha Ndir, with her first start of the season, would put the Rambelles up 9-6 with over 5 ½ minutes remaining in the first quarter. 


McGhee-Pleasant would hit a triple to put ASU ahead by 7 points, 17-10, with just over 2 ½ minutes in the first. Ndir would score 4 points down the line to put ASU ahead 21-10 going into the second quarter.

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Buckets from Morrow and McGhee-Pleasant would put the Rambelles ahead by 15, 26-11, with over eight minutes until the half. 


The Hilltopper defense would strike back, allowing the Rambelles only 4 points for the next six minutes. SEU would trail 30-21 with just over 2 ½ minutes remaining in the quarter. The Rambelles would take a 7-point lead, 32-25, going into halftime.

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Lloyd would hit a jumper to put the Rambelles up by 12, 39-27, with just under 7 ½ minutes in the third quarter. Both teams would only score 9 points in the last minutes of the third, with the Rambelles leading 43-32 going into the final frame. 


Morrow would hit another triple with just over 7 ½ minutes remaining to keep ASU’s lead at 14 points. The Rambelles would defeat the Hilltoppers 63-51 to go 2-0 for the weekend. 


ASU moves to 16-3 on the season and 11-2 in Lonestar Conference play. The Rambelles will play against the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds on Jan. 26 to continue their LSC play.


Staff Writer/Photographer

I am an Interdisciplinary Studies Major for Early Childhood Education at ASU. I plan to teach Elementary and I love to do Journalism on the side. I have two pets named Ollie and Beasty. I am very excited to be a part of the Ram Fam and the Rampage!

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