Lady Buffs rough up Zias

PNT Staff

CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M jumped to a 14-1 lead and put five players in double figures Monday night in a 91-44 rout of Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference women’s basketball.
Guard Dixie Bell went 6-for-7 overall and 5-for-5 from 3-point range for 17 points, leading a barrage of 58 points from the Lady Buffaloes’ bench. Reserve post Vasha Adams added 16 points and starting post Keisha Monroe 10 for WT (12-5, 3-1 South), which got points from all 12 players.
Sophomore guard Heather Brown had 13 points for ENMU (7-9, 1-3), which trailed 50-19 at halftime and never got any closer in the second half.
The Lady Buffs had a season-high in 3-pointers, hitting 12-of-25. WT shot 34-of-54 overall (53 percent) and also established a season best with 26 assists.
ENMU, meantime, turned the ball over 22 times and shot just 24 percent from the floor on 15-of-52.
WT completed a season sweep from Eastern and leads the all-time series 45-9. It was the Lady Buffs’ largest margin of victory gainst ENMU since a 97-49 rout in January 1997.

Lone Star Conference South
West Texas A&M 91, ENMU 44
Eastern New Mexico (7-10, 1-3) —
Riikka Lehtonen 1-6 0-0 2, Tia Doss 2-6 2-4 6, Heather Brown 5-16 0-0 13, Mika Robertson 3-15 1-2 8, Ashley Davidson 0-2 1-2 1, Casey Rodriguz 0-2 3-4 3, Erika Cook 0-5 2-2 2, Loren Scarlett 3-7 0-0 7, Tiana Bryant 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 15-62 9-14 44.
West Texas A&M (12-5, 3-1) — Tiffany Lewis 1-5 0-0 3, Stephanie Williams 0-2 2-2 2, Keisha Monroe 3-5 4-7 10, Suni Jo Petty 3-6 1-1 9, Celeste Stevenson 4-8 1-1 9, Sassy Pyburn 3-3 0-0 8, Taly Jacobs 2-4 0-0 6, Dixie Bell 6-7 0-0 17, Natalie Wheeler 3-8 0-0 6, Alicia Saunders 2-4 0-0 4, Morgan Carrio 0-1 1-4 1, Vasha Adams 7-11 2-3 16. Totals 34-64 11-18 91.
Halftime — West Texas A&M 50, Eastern New Mexico 19. 3-pointers — Eastern New Mexico 5-18 (Brown 3-8, Scarlett 1-1, Robertson 1-3, Doss 0-1, Rodriguez 0-1, Cook 0-4), West Texas A&M 12-25 (Bell 5-5, Pyburn 2-2, Jacobs 2-3, Petty 2-5, Lewis 1-5, Williams 0-2, Wheeler 0-3). Rebounds — Eastern New Mexico 38 (Davidson, Robertson 6), West Texas A&M 45 (Wheeler 8). Assists — Eastern New Mexico 13 (Doss 4), West Texas A&M 26 (Williams 8). Total fouls — Eastern New Mexico 18, West Texas A&M 15. Fouled out — Bryant. A — 806.