HC women fight back for win over WTC
HERALD Photo/Tony Claxton â Taniqua Ards makes a free throw in the Howard College Hawksâ win over Western Texas College Monday in Snyder. She had 12 points.
SNYDER â The Howard College womenâs basketball team had reason to be encouraged at the end of a sloppy first half against Western Texas College, considering the Lady Westerners werenât doing much better.
That was because the Hawksâ defense stayed steady throughout Tuesdayâs game, and once the offense woke up, Howard College had a firm grip on the game.
âWith most teams, if youâre not playing well offensively, you donât play well defensively,â HC head coach Earl Diddle said after his teamâs 51-45 win Monday. âI really think thatâs how we won the game in the first half because weâre not playing well, but we found a way to stay in the game.â
The Hawks were led by Zeslie Johnson, who finished with 14 points. Taniqua Ards had 12.
For Howard the first half was riddled with turnovers and missed shots. The Hawks had 10 turnovers and were 37.5 percent from the field.
The Lady Westerners finished the first half at 40.9 percent from the field with 15 turnovers.
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