SNYDER â€” The Howard College womenâ€™s basketball team had reason to be encouraged at the end of a sloppy first half against Western Texas College, considering the Lady Westerners werenâ€™t doing much better.
That was because the Hawksâ€™ defense stayed steady throughout Tuesdayâ€™s game, and once the offense woke up, Howard College had a firm grip on the game.
â€śWith most teams, if youâ€™re not playing well offensively, you donâ€™t play well defensively,â€ť HC head coach Earl Diddle said after his teamâ€™s 51-45 win Monday. â€śI really think thatâ€™s how we won the game in the first half because weâ€™re not playing well, but we found a way to stay in the game.â€ť
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.View more articles in: