After claiming a win in their previous meet at home against Centenary, the TWU gymnastics team is starting to show signs of improvement and confidence.
Besides a convincing dual meet win, the TWU gymnastics team got something else that was needed from last Saturday’s head-to-head competition against Centenary: a timely shot of confidence.
As it prepares to enter the Lone Star Conference tournament in less than two weeks, TWU is still searching for the right offensive chemistry. On Sunday at Kitty Magee Arena, the Pioneers had their defensive game in order, holding No. 4 West Texas A&M well under its season scoring average of 78.8 points, but they suffered on offense against a stingy defense, falling 70-56.
PORTALES, N.M. — TWU sophomore guard Andrea Mapua came off the bench and scored a career-high 14 points, including the go-ahead layup with four seconds left, to help the Pioneers to a 64-62 win over Eastern New Mexico on Thursday.
Until the last few weeks, junior forward Danielle Westerfield and sophomore guard Kenesha Saygo were off-the-bench sparks for the TWU basketball team who got their playing minutes in reserve roles. Now, their roles have changed.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The TWU gymnastics team scored a 190.825 and finished second in the dual meet at Southeast Missouri State. The Redhawks scored a 194.675 to capture the meet.
CANYON — For the second straight day the Pioneers’ offense erupted, this time for 23 runs to win two games on the final day at the WT Woodward Invitational in Canyon. TWU defeated Metro State, 13-3, before closing out the tournament with a 10-8 victory against Colorado School of Mines.
CANYON — TWU won both of its games Saturday on the second day of the WT Woodward Invitational. The Pioneers defeated Chadron State 22-15 before winning 16-7 in five innings against Colorado Mesa.
CANYON — The TWU softball team dropped two games on the first day at WT Woodward Invitational, falling 9-2 to Adams State and 10-6 to Colorado State-Pueblo on Friday.
With the visiting winless Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas standing in between the Pioneers erasing a four-game Lone Star Conference losing streak, TWU had to rely on its depth to overcome a lackluster offensive performance.
It didn’t take long for TWU freshman Schyler Jones to make the first big splash of her collegiate gymnastics career: five meets deep into a season that’s five weeks old.
TUCSON, Ariz. — The TWU softball team dropped both games on the final day at the NFCA Division II Lead-Off Classic. The Pioneers fell to Molloy, 3-0, before losing to Regis, 8-5.
It will be several months before second-year TWU coach Genny Stidham knows if the mix of players on her roster will gel into a successful team this spring. She says she believes the ingredients are there...
LAWTON, Okla. — TWU made a furious rally to erase a 13-point deficit in the final minutes but fell short in a 67-65 loss to Cameron on Thursday at Aggie Gym.
Until last week, TWU basketball coach Beth Jillson was used to looking down her bench and having plenty of capable reserves to pick from when it came time to rotate players in during a game. That luxury hit a bump in the road last week when an injury and four illnesses thinned out the Pioneers’ depth.
TWU sophomore guard Kenesha Saygo scored a career-high 28 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers dropped their second straight overtime game, 82-76, at Tarleton State. TWU is now 12-9 on the season and 5-5 in the Lone Star Conference.
TWU gymnastics team scored a 193.150, finishing third in the quad meet Sunday afternoon in Kitty Magee Arena. San Jose State won the meet with a 194.375 while Towson placed second with a 194.125. Centenary finished fourth with a 188.925.
CANYON — The TWU basketball team suffered a 80-65 loss at No. 10 West Texas A&M on Sunday evening at First United Bank Center in Canyon.
Down one point with 17 seconds to go after two free throws by Eastern New Mexico, TWU coach Beth Jillson didn’t want to take a timeout to allow the Zias to set their defense for the Pioneers’ final possession.She...
Having a bye in the second week of the schedule is perfect timing for the TWU gymnastics team, which returns to action this weekend with a pair of meets 48 hours apart, including the Pioneers’ home debut.
WICHITA FALLS — Sophomore center Erin Maxwell recorded her second straight double-double to lead the Pioneers to one of the biggest upsets by beating No. 6 Midwestern State, 57-55, on the road at D.L. Ligon Coliseum in Wichita Falls.
Riding a season-best three-game win streak during which they outscored each of their Lone Star Conference opponents by double digits, TWU had been hot. But on Thursday against Cameron, the Pioneers couldn’t keep up with the sharpshooting Aggies in the second half and lost 77-65 at Kitty Magee Arena.
Like most basketball coaches, TWU’s Beth Jillson knows that occasionally an offense takes an unexpected night off — when shots seem to have a hard time falling.
A balanced scoring attack led TWU to a 68-59 win over visiting Angelo State on Saturday afternoon at Kitty Magee Arena.
It’s too bad that gymnastics uniforms don’t feature jersey numbers, because a game program with a numerical roster would come in handy this season when identifying the TWU Pioneers, who open their season Saturday.
KINGSVILLE — Three players scored in double figures as the Pioneers captured a 57-43 road win at Texas A&M-Kingsville on Wednesday night. With the win, TWU improved to 9-5 on the season and 2-1 in the Lone Star Conference.
TWU has closed out 2014 and started the new year — and Lone Star Conference play — with a solid 4-1 record over its past five games and can point to its bench as one of the reasons for their successful stretch the last two weeks.
TWU hit the ground running, literally and figuratively, on Monday to signal the end of the NCAA’s mandatory seven day Winter Break and the beginning of preparation for the start of Lone Star Conference play.
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.