Islanders' women say huge win at ACU should be momentum lift

Islanders women's basketball
Posted at 8:01 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 21:07:11-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women’s basketball team back at work after a massive 70-58 road win over first-place Abilene Christian.

With the win, the Islanders sit in fourth place in the Southland Conference with a 4-2 conference mark. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 10-6 overall.

Alexis Bryant led the way with 20 points and now the Islanders have momentum heading into a big game this weekend.

“Very proud of our team for the way we fought,” A&M-Corpus Christi coach Royce Chadwick said. “We are a veteran basketball team and when we are locked in we can do some really good things and we did some good things against Abilene.

“I think a lot of girls last year when the season was over said ‘O.K., next year when we get an opportunity to play them we are going to go out and we are going to make things happen.’”

Bryant said the victory provides the Islanders with a surge heading into their next game against Lamar Saturday at the American Bank Center.

“I think it gave us that confidence boost like that we all needed as a team,” Bryant said. “It makes us go into the next games with more focus and knowing that we could actually win this thing as a whole.”