DALLAS – In their first-ever meeting with the University of North Texas-Dallas, Wayland Baptist got double-digit scoring from five players as the ninth-ranked Flying Queens eased to a 91-77 Sooner Athletic Conference victory over the Lady Trailblazers.
Wayland (17-2, 9-1 SAC), up eight after the first quarter, outscored UNT-Dallas (9-8, 3-7) 25-11 in the second period to take control of the game. Both teams scored 22 points in the third as the Flying Queens maintained a comfortable 22-point lead. The Lady Trailblazers managed to close the gap a bit in the fourth as WBU made off with the 14-point victory.
“We got up by 25 at one point and got some much-needed minutes for some of our reserves,” WBU coach Jason Cooper said. “(UNT-Dallas) got really hot in the last four minutes and scored 16 points or so in that stretch.
“It was a good experience for our younger girls. They had to figure out how to handle pressure against a very athletic and aggressive team.”
Kaylee Edgemon led WBU’s scorers with 17 points to go with seven rebounds, followed closely by newcomer Canton Moreno who put up 15 points in 15 minutes in her second outing, hitting 5-of-7 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line. Angel Hayden was 5-of-5 from the field and 4-of-4 at the free-throw line and finished with 14 points and nine assists, her best total of the season, while Kaitlyn Edgemon and Jenna Cooper scored 13 each. Kaitlyn also pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds for her second straight and fourth double-double of the season while Cooper contributed seven boards and five assists. Ashlyn Shelley hit three 3s and just missed double-figures.
“It was a good offensive showing for our team with five and nearly six in double-figures,” Coach Cooper said.
UNT-Dallas got 24 points from Zyunn Cormier. The Lady Trailblazers hit 10 3s on 28 attempts, while WBU hit 7-of-27. UNT-Dallas was almost perfect at the free-throw stripe, hitting all but 12 of its foul shots while WBU hit 18-of-26.
The Flying Queens now head to Waxahachie to take on Southwestern Assemblies of God University at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Lady Lions (6-10, 3-7) defeated Oklahoma-Panhandle State on Thursday, 80-54.