Aggie Basketball Drops Two in Abilene
By Justine Gaskamp on 12/22/2013
Abilene, Texas-The Oklahoma Panhandle State University basketball teams each
took 14-point losses to McMurry University on Saturday, Dec. 21 in Abilene,
Texas; the Aggie women fell 67-53 and the men fell 96-82.
The Aggie women went into halftime with a three-point lead over the War
Hawks, but McMurry gained control three minutes into the second half and
held the lead for the remainder of the game.
Hannah Tatum and Sarah Johnson led the Aggies in scoring with 12 and 10
points respectively. The team tallied 39 rebounds with Sharice Papaleo
contributing 11 and Rosa Quinonez adding seven. The Aggies' record falls to
0-12 overall; the women will seek their first conference win in January when
they take on Newman University on Jan. 4 in Wichita, Kan.
The men got off to a good start as well and controlled the lead for the
first four minutes of play; McMurry turned up the heat and went into the
locker room with a 15-point lead at the half. The Aggies worked their way
down to a four-point deficit in the second half but were unable to attain
the lead, giving the War Hawks their second Heartland win.
Five Aggie men scored in double-digits with Jeremy Newton leading the pack
once again. Newton totaled 26 points, Jake Regier scored 15, Z. Jones had
12, and Bill Lee and T.J. Farrell each brought in 10 points for the Aggies.
Lee notched another double-double grabbing 12 rebounds. The men's record
drops to 0-10 overall and they will join the women in Wichita on January 4
for a conference match-up against Newman.
Happy holidays to all our Aggie fans and best wishes for a healthy and happy