UWF Women’s Basketball clinches first conference victory

Kenny Detwyler

Contributing Writer

The University of West Florida women’s basketball team defeated the University of North Alabama 70-57 on Saturday afternoon in a Gulf South Conference match-up.

The victory marked the Lady Argos’ first win in the GSC. “We’ve been waiting on this one to come. We hope we can add many more this season,” said Head Coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton. The victory improved the team’s record to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the GSC.

“It feels great, we’ve worked really hard,” junior Katie Bobos said. “After losing to UAH, we feel so much better. We played as a team today. We had a lot of energy exchanges, like touching each other and clapping. That’s what we strive for.”

Bobos, along with players Toni Brewer and Courtney Meyer led the Argos’ scoring drive. Bobos led with 20 points on the board. Meyer followed with 16 points, and Brewer put up 15 points.

Meyers also managed to tie a UWF record for blocks in a single game, with nine total. The record was set back in 2005.

As a team, the Lady Argos managed to lead each quarter, and held a strong lead for most of the game. Their strong defense and incredible teamwork attributed to this hard-fought victory.

“I thought we came out with tremendous effort in the first half, and that’s something we hadn’t done in a few games,” Yelton said. “We’re doing some great things, but we’re not doing them every possession.”

The Lady Argos will be on the road for their next two games.  They will meet Lee University on Dec. 12, and Shorter University on Dec. 14.

“It’s early in the season, and we still have a lot of learning and growing to do,” Yelton said. “I’m hoping we’ll get even better as the season progresses.”

For detailed game statistics and a complete team schedule, visit GoArgos.com.