TWU’s Kenesha Saygo was scoreless in the first half, going 0-of-2 from the field, but the second half was a different story as she erupted for 15 points — including the final eight of the game — to put Wayland Baptist away and secure a 83-71 victory Saturday at Kitty Magee Arena.
TWU’s trip to Puerto Rico last weekend for two games will be a road trip that the Pioneers are going to remember for a long time and for reasons beyond the fact they brought home two victories.
Sophomore Taylor Nolan came off the bench and led the team in scoring to help the Pioneers to a 69-66 win over the host Puerto Rico-Bayamón on Sunday afternoon.
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico — Four players scored in double digits as TWU cruised to an 80-55 win over Puerto Rico-Mayagüez on Saturday afternoon in an open-air gym.
TWU won the first half against Texas-Permian Basin. The Pioneers outscored the Falcons 35-21, using their aggression to get to the paint and the free throw line, but it takes two halves to win a game.
Against a Lubbock Christian offense that entered Wednesday’s game averaging more than 80 points per game, the TWU Pioneers stifled the Lady Chaparrals to 36 percent shooting in the first half and top scorer Haley Burton to seven points in the game.
Two weeks into the basketball season, the TWU Pioneers have shown themselves to be strong starters — a team that plays its best in the first half. It was inconsistent play in the second half of games that resulted in the team’s 2-2 record heading into Tuesday night’s contest against Texas Wesleyan.
TWU defeated visiting Texas Wesleyan 70-65 on Tuesday at Kitty Magee Arena.
Holding a six-point lead at halftime Saturday, TWU looked to be replicating Friday’s hot start against St. Mary’s. After yielding a 15-2 Cental Oklahoma run to start the second half, the Pioneers found themselves in a completely different contest.
TWU built a 28-point lead and held off a late rally to knock off No. 25 St. Mary’s in the Marriott Champions Circle Pioneer Premiere.
Opening the basketball season with a split of two weekend games might not be an obvious success, but the two games showed TWU coach Beth Jillson two important qualities about her team.
WICHITA FALLS — TWU hung tough with No. 7 Emporia State early but suffered a 76-61 loss in its season opener Friday at Midwestern State’s Archbrook Classic.
During volleyball coach Shelly Barberee’s 12 years at TWU, the Pioneers advancing to the Lone Star Conference Championship tournament has become a common occurrence. She’d like to see advancing to the NCAA regionals become an autumn habit as well.
PORTALES, N.M. — Four Pioneers recorded double-digit kills Saturday but it wasn’t enough as TWU lost 17-25, 27-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-12 at Eastern New Mexico in their regular-season finale.
For the TWU volleyball team, the wins just keep coming. It’s the way the Pioneers are winning, however, that concerns coach Shelly Barberee as the team heads into the final weekend of the regular season before gearing up for the Lone Star Conference tournament and a possible berth in the NCAA regionals.
The TWU volleyball team defeated visiting Texas A&M-Kingsville 28-30, 25-17, 21-25, 25-17, 16-14, on Saturday in its final home match of the regular season.
With two games remaining in the regular season — both this weekend — the TWU soccer team faces challenges on more than one level. The Pioneers need to win to qualify for the Lone Star Conference tournament, and must do so on what is considered the toughest road trip of the year.
North Texas, after dropping the first set, stormed back to defeat Florida Atlantic 23-25. 25-23, 25-17, 25-21 on Friday night.
Four players recorded double-digit kills for TWU, led by freshman Elizabeth Pennington with 13, as the Pioneers defeated Cameron 25-18, 25-20, 20-25, 25-21. With its fifth straight win, TWU improved to 15-7 overall and 9-3 in the Lone Star Conference.
TWU celebrated senior night but lost to visiting Texas A&M-Commerce 1-0 in front of a school-record crowd of 654.
After taking three days to fully digest last weekend’s two victories, including a stunning 3-0 upset of No. 19 Angelo State, TWU soccer coach Babak Abouzar liked what he saw from his defense and the foot of Natalia Diaz.
For the second straight game, a record crowd packed the TWU Soccer Field and watched the Pioneers defeat Midwestern State, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon. With the win, TWU improved to 9-5-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the Lone Star Conference.
On their second run through the Lone Star Conference schedule, the TWU Pioneers look to be heading in the right direction with five league matches left.
Bailey Vrazel completed her softball career at TWU in the spring, but the accolades continue to pile up for her.
Two months ago, before the volleyball season, TWU coach Shelly Barberee figured blocking would be one of her team’s weak areas. Today it stands one of the Pioneers’ strongest strengths.
TWU lost its third consecutive 1-0 game Saturday against visiting Dallas Baptist in a nonconference matchup.
Trailing by 10 points in the fourth set, TWU used a huge comeback to capture the set and match against Angelo State on Friday night at Kitty Magee Arena.
Given 24 hours of reflection on Saturday’s loss to West Texas A&M, TWU volleyball coach Shelly Barberee was no less frustrated by the 3-2 outcome and how it happened.
WICHITA FALLS — Sophomore Gabrielle Larson scored the equalizer in the 82nd minute as TWU played Midwestern State to a tie.
Following a lackluster weekend during which TWU lost contests against St. Mary’s and Texas A&M-Kingsville, Tuesday’s tilt against Henderson State provided an opportunity to evaluate more lineups as the Pioneers search for consistency midway through the season.