Belles basketball team’s season ends in semifinals

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The Rambelles basketball team’s season came to an end in the NCAA Division II South Central Regional semifinals March 12, with a 101-71 loss to Lubbock Christian at the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock.

According to a release issued by Angelo State University, the Belles conclude their season at 23-8, which is the most wins the team has had since the 2007-08 season. It is also third time ASU has won a NCAA Tournament game in program history.

“Lubbock Christian played a phenomenal basketball game tonight and we hoped to match that a little bit,” Angelo State head women’s basketball coach, Kevin Baker said.

“We were very impressed with how LCU played today and we wish them the best of luck.”

Since the season started the Belles has won the school’s fifth LSC Tournament Championship, defeated LSC rival West Texas A&M three times and scored the most points in a single season with 2,424 points, read the release.

Jasmine Prophet scored the team 23 points and nine rebounds. Taylor Dorsey scored 17 points and KeAnna Kelly added 15. Brea Mitchell scored five points and grabbed six rebounds while Diamalises Rivera tallied four points and a rebound. This was Mitchell and Rivera’s final game of their ASU careers. ASU hit 25-for 29 (86.2 percent) from the charity stripe.

ASU ended the year scoring the third best average in a single season, with 78.2 points per game. They also scored over 100 points twice this season and took (595) and made (199) the most 3-pointers in school history.

By winning their first round game Baker hopes the team has made sure people know San Angelo University is back on the map and that they have proven the team belongs in the tournament.