BRENHAM, TX -- When the first half was over, Blinn College women’s basketball coach Jeff Jenkins felt fortunate to be trailing the Angelina Lady Roadrunners by just three points.
By the time the second half was over, he just felt fortunate to have quick-striking talent like Christie Mooney and Shaniqua Dogins on his roster.
Blinn defeated Angelina 63-57 here Wednesday night at the Blinn P.E. Building, thanks largely to 21 points from Dogins and 13 from Mooney, who scored nine during an 11-1 run midway through the second half.
Blinn led by just two points before Mooney drained a 3-pointer with 8:30 remaining in the game. That bucket would mark the beginning of an 11-1 run in which Mooney hit three more buckets and sophomore point guard Miki Turner stole the ball in the back court to set up a fast-break layup.
“That run won the game,” Jenkins said. “The 11-1 run, that’s what Mooney does. She’s pretty talented offensively and we needed that run pretty badly.”
Dogins, a freshman forward, added 21 points, and Turner finished the night with 12. Sophomore guard Denise White scored eight.
Blinn trailed 24-21 at halftime.
“I’m proud of the way they responded at halftime,” Jenkins said.
The win improved the Buccaneers to 19-7 on the season and 8-7 in the Region XIV Conference. Blinn has now won its last four games.
Angelina fell to 12-15 overall and 8-9 in conference.
The Buccaneers host Kilgore at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Blinn P.E. Building.