Blinn outlasts Fillies
Aarika Reyna scored only two points Saturday against Panola College Fillies, but those two points won the game for Blinn College. After Toy Jackson tied the score 68-68 at the free throw line with 10 seconds left to play, Blinn barreled down the court and Reyna threw the ball toward the goal with 1.2 seconds left on the clock. The ball went in for the winning score.
Toy Jackson, #11, a sophomore from Los Angeles, scored 16 points for the Fillies. Electra Roberts, #1, a sophomore from Columbia, LA, had 15 points, followed by Dannisha Jackson, #32, a sophomore from Shreveport, LA, with 9. Sophomore Rebecca Kolawole, #25, from Rowlett, added 8; Shanica Baker, a freshman from Toronto, Ontario, scored 6; Catarina Jones, Arlington sophomore, #4, scored 5; Paula Tarnahowicz, #14, a sophomore from Gdnyia, Poland, added 4 points; Lanese Bough, #5, sophomore from Christiansted, St. Croix, had 3 points; and Elizabeth Handy, #22, a sophomore from Arlington, had 2.
A slow start at the free throw line in the first half hampered the Fillies, who shot only 1 of 6. They picked it up in the second half, and had 8 for 19 attempts by game’s end.
High humidity outside and inside created wet spots on the floor all night, but the Fillies set a fast pace throughout the game. The Fillies host Tyler Junior College here in the A.J. Johnson Gym at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Tracey Stellato is head coach for the Fillies, assisted by Kayla Weaver. See more photos in the Fillies vs Blinn 1-12-13 Photo Gallery.