Conexión San Ángelo / Staff report

SAN ANGELO–The No. 6/8 Angelo State women's basketball team rolled to its sixth straight win with a 74-53 Lone Star Conference victory over Texas Woman's on Saturday night in Stephens Arena at the Junell Center.

The 'Belles (6-0, 2-0 LSC) were able to dominate the boards out-rebounding the Pioneers (5-3, 0-2 LSC) 50-25 overall while grabbing a season high 16 offensive rebounds. ASU scored 40 points in the paint while holding TWU to just 28 and received 28 points from its bench.

Photo courtesy of Jordan Garcia/ Conexión contributor

"I was particularly pleased with our bench again tonight," Angelo State head women's basketball coach Kevin Baker said. "Jasmine (Prophet) came in off the bench tonight and had probably her best game of the season, but really all of our bench players did contribute in some really key spots tonight, which I was really pleased about. Overall, we were balanced in scoring and just really hard to stop tonight on offense."

Four players scored in double figures with Jasmine Prophet scoring a game-high 18 points. Keanna Kelly sank a season high 12 points while Lexi Murphy and Christina Robinson added 11 and 10, respectively. Kelly led the team in assists with five and rebounds with eight.

The Belles had a slow start to the game as Texas Woman's jumped out to an early 9-0 lead on 53.3-percent shooting. Angelo State was held to 35.3-percent shooting and didn't make a basket until a free throw from Prophet at the 6:19 mark of the first quarter. A 7-2 ASU run trimmed the Pioneer's lead to 11-8. A Taylor Dorsey three pointer made it 13-11 but ASU couldn't take the lead trailing 18-15 after the first quarter.

Angelo State found its rhythm in the second quarter in a big way. The Belles defense forced TWU into shooting just 23.1-percent from the field. ASU grabbed 17 rebounds including six on the offensive end. The Pioneers hit the opening bucket of the quarter but a 5-0 run sparked by a Robinson jumper tied the game. ASU took its first lead second later as Prophet scored in the pain for a 22-20 advantage. ASU ended the quarter on a 14-4 run to build a 34-24 lead at halftime.

Photo courtesy of Jordan Garcia/ Conexión contributor

The Belles continued to pull away in the third quarter outscoring TWU 17-12. The Pioneers whittled down ASU's 14-point lead to 40-31 with 6:17 to play in the third but it would not get closer. Dorsey stole a pass and took it coast to coast for the layup to make it 42-31 and ASU would lead by double-digits the rest of the way including 51-36 going into the fourth.

ASU pushed its lead to 24 with a 9-2 run highlighted by Kelly draining a three pointer off a pass from Robinson. A Robinson jumper at the 3:13 mark pushed the lead to 73-46, the largest of the game for Angelo State

Kenesha Saygo led TWU with 15 points.

The Belles will return to the court on Thursday, Dec 8 to face Midwestern State in Wichita Falls.