With the season almost underway the Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s basketball team took another step in preparing for the upcoming season as it visited Houston Baptist in a an exhibition contest Thursday night Nov.1 as the Javelinas fell to a score of 84-63.
Sophomore post player Ashley Perez led the way for the Javelinas in their debut with 10 points and eight rebounds. Kingsville showed tremendous balance with 11 players scoring. Of those 11, seven scored at least six points.
Kingsville showed strong outside shooting skills in the exhibition. The Javelinas hit 8-of-19 three-point shots in the game. Six different
Hoggies connected from long range with Breanna Gonzalez and Ashley Viera each hit two.
Javelinas also rebounded well against their Division I opponent. Led by Perez’s eight, Kingsville finished with 42 rebounds. HBU had 46.
The inside duo of Shanice Steenholdt and Erin McGarrachan each had double-doubles. Steenholdt had a game-high 24 points and 15 boards, while McGarrachan had 12 and 12. Guard Tayler Jefferson added 19 points.
Kingsville tips-off its regular season Nov. 17 with a trip to Edinburg to face UTPA. The Javelinas open the home portion of their schedule in the Holiday Inn Emerald Beach Thanksgiving Classic on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24..