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Mustangs tie school records in win over Texas Wesleyan

MSU women's basketball gets set for player introductions against Texas Wesleyan on December 31 / Source: KAUZ MSU women's basketball gets set for player introductions against Texas Wesleyan on December 31 / Source: KAUZ
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Junior guard Kristin Rydell matched a school record seven three-pointers to finish with a career-high 26 points as Midwestern State also tied a program record with 14 triples to coast to an 81-59 victory over Texas Wesleyan Saturday afternoon at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
 
Midwestern State (3-7) went 5-of-10 from behind the arc in the first quarter with three different Mustangs connecting from deep to take an 18-14 lead after the first 10 minutes of play.
 
Following a basket by Texas Wesleyan's (7-4) Ashlie Bruner to begin the second period, the Mustangs put together a 13-2 run in a 2:31 span capped off by a layup by senior forward Jennifer Arbuckle to take a 31-18 advantage with 6:52 to play in the half.
 
The Mustangs stretched their lead to as many as 15 points in the second quarter before claiming a 40-29 advantage into the break.
 
A layup for junior post Avery Queen extended the MSU lead to 16 early in the third quarter before the Lady Rams took advantage of a three-minute scoring drought for the Mustangs to come within nine at 47-38 with 5:07 remaining. Texas Wesleyan came as close as seven points following a pair of free throws from Bruner with just under three minutes to play in the third before a layup for junior forward Micheline Mercelita and back-to-back triples for junior guard Whitney Taylor gave the Maroon and Gold a 58-45 lead heading into the final period.
 
The Lady Rams were unable to cut away at their deficit in the final period with the Mustangs recording a game-best 23 points in the final frame, led by Rydell's 12 points to stretch the lead to as many as 24 before recording the 81-59 victory.

Taylor matched a career-best five treys, notching double figures for the seventh time on the year with 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting including 5-of-9 from long range. Midwestern State's 14 three-pointers tied the school record set back on Jan. 30, 1999 at Tarleton State.

Leanna James dished out a career-high 11 assists as Midwestern State dished out assists on 27 of 29 made baskets for a season high, contributing to a season-high 50% shooting mark from the field. James' assist total tied for the fifth most in school history and were the most by an MSU player since Dianna Jones finished with 11 against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Feb. 21, 2015.

Midwestern State returns to Lone Star Conference play under the dome next week against West Texas A&M and UT Permian Basin. The Mustangs begin the week versus WT on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. before taking on UTPB in a 2 p.m. tipoff Saturday.

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