Brown’s Overtime Heroics Keep Blinn Undefeated As Bucs Top Western Texas

Brown’s Overtime Heroics Keep Blinn Undefeated As Bucs Top Western Texas
The Buccaneers continued their hot season-opening stretch with a 68-65 overtime victory over Western Texas College in a non-conference rematch Saturday in Snyder, Texas.
Blinn is now 6-0 after defeating the Westerners for the second time this season. The Buccaneers earned a 75-65 home win over Western Texas on Nov. 6.
This time around, Blinn was forced to rally from behind in the fourth quarter to force the extra period before freshman guard Telisha Brown gave the visiting Buccaneers a boost with 10 points in the five-minute overtime.
Blinn led 14-9 after the first quarter and 34-20 by halftime, but Western Texas surged ahead 43-41 heading into the fourth quarter before the Buccaneers forced a 56-all tie at the end of regulation.
That’s when Brown shined, scoring 10 of her team-high 15 points to push Blinn to victory.
“We had a very bad third quarter where we got out-scored 23-7,” Buccaneers head coach Jeff Jenkins said. “We had 26 turnovers for the game and Western Texas had 17 offensive rebounds. Telisha Brown had 10 points in the overtime period, and we got just enough stops
“We survived against a hard-working team on the road not playing our best basketball.”
Following Brown with double-digit scoring efforts were freshman guard Skylar Barnes, who tallied 11 points, and freshman forward Tiffany Tullis, who added 10. Freshmen Hannah HumphreyAllana Thompson posted nine and seven points, respectively, and sophomore forward Deja Adrian chipped in six.

Blinn will stay on the road for another rematch when it visits Temple College at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The Buccaneers defeated Temple 81-66 at home on Nov. 11 at the Kruse Center in Brenham.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 42 NJCAA national championships since 1987.