A TALE OF TWO GAMES
Friday night’s “Welcome to the Dungeon” was a big hit as everyone wore black and cheered really loud. The Barclay Bears entered Friday’s game with confidence as they were coming off a 65-37 win over Faith Baptist out of Iowa. The Crusaders entered their first Conference game a little banged up as Savannah Dodson strained her knee the game before and would not play. But this year the Crusaders have quality depth, Coach O’Connor put it this way, “this year we have 7 ladies who could start,” and Diana Jimenez stepped in and did a great job with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals while playing good defense the entire evening. The Crusaders went out to an early 25-9 lead and despite an early run in the second half that cut the lead to 11 they pushed the lead out to 22 winning the game 71-49. Ellie Gould led five Crusaders in double digits with 17 points, Alison McGinnis 14, Te’Kela Taylor 12, Raeanne Davis 10, and Jessalyn Flowers with 10. The Crusaders did not come out completely clean though as Sophomore Starter Ellie Gould was lost for a week with a slight concussion.
Saturday DCC welcomed Sul Ross University (NCAA DIII) into town. Even though our ladies were confident with injuries the team was down to seven players for the game. The ladies from Sul Ross would not take it easy as they saw an opportunity to grab a win before the nine hour ride home to West Texas. The Crusaders came out hot as they had an early ten point lead but by the time the first half was over it was down to one as the score was 39-38. The ladies were tired and it showed as they came out a little sluggish in the second half and was down 54-42. This group found a second wind and tied the Lobos at 60. Our ladies had 4 straight turnovers and the lead was back at ten. DCC kept fighting but ended up on the short end of the 84-71 score. The Lady Crusaders were led in scoring by Alison McGinnis with 19, Te’Kela Taylor with 18 and Jessalyn Flowers with 15. Coach O’Connor said, “The emergence of Te’Kela is a good sign for the rest of the year as it gives us another solid inside presence.”
With the 11/25/13 game against Southeastern Oklahoma University (NCAA DII) moved to December 30th your Lady Crusaders will next see action on December 2nd against Northwood University (NAIA DI). Game time is at 7:00 PM.