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New Women’s Basketball Head Coach: Christopher Reay

Chris Reay

Colin Stevenson, Chief Photographer

June 30, 2020

Athletic Director Kyle Williams announced Christopher Reay as the new head coach of women’s basketball, succeeding Noel Johnson, on June 22. Reay is the 11th coach to take on this position and will be leading the Mustangs into the 2020-2021 season. “I am extremely honored to be given this opportunity,”...

In memory of coach Noel Johnson

Coach J

The Wichitan Staff

June 9, 2020

Women's basketball head coach Noel Johnson has passed away Tuesday, June 9 following her 14-month battle with stage four ovarian cancer. Johnson begin her fight to defeat the disease on April 19, 2019, starting with the first of six rounds of chemotherapy. Throughout her journey, constant and consistent messages of love and support po...

Spring Sports Recap

Spring sports recap

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 1, 2020

Since the NCAA shut down the remaining spring sports seasons, athletes from eight different winter and spring sports have hung up their Mustangs uniforms for the year. While we mourn for the senior 'Stangs whose last seasons were cut short, we celebrate their accomplishments and look hopefully to the...

Basketball season recaps

players crowd military

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 4, 2020

Women's Basketball (11-16) In an emotional season in which head coach Noel Johnson had to step away to battle ovarian cancer, the women's team went 11-16 overall and 8-7 at home in the Dome. One highlight of the season was the Mustangs' 84-77 second-half comeback over Cameron University in the first R...

The Mustangs berth another nail biter

Jump shot

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

Tension rose in the house of the Mustangs as they went against Arkansas Fort Smith Lions, winning 75-70, Thursday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Adversity continues to hit the team as their Head Coach Noel Johnson stepped away last week to fight against ovarian cancer and the constant battle to keep their ...

More than a game

Military cheering

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 16, 2020

Women's basketball broke their losing streak in a nail biter 64-60 win over the University of Texas-Tyler Patriots Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Dome.  The women’s team faced more than the Patriots this week as Head Coach Noel Johnson stepped away to continue her battle against ovarian cance...

An emotional night in the dome

Coach Reay sits down with the women's basketball team in between plays. Feb. 13. Photo by Colin Stevenson.

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

February 14, 2020

The women's basketball team played its first game since finding out their coach will be taking the rest of the season off to battle her cancer in an emotional 92-77 loss to Texas A&M-Commerce Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at home. Earlier in the week, Noel Johnson, head women's basketball coach,...

A victorious day in the Dome

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Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

February 3, 2020

Fans in the Dome witnessed a complete sweep for men and women basketball against Texas A&M International Saturday, Feb. 1. The atmosphere was aggressive as both teams bounced back from losses against Texas A&M Kingsville earlier in the week.  Women's basketball The women started the day off wi...

Women’s basketball takes down Texas Wesleyan

Elizabeth Cathcart

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2019

Women's basketball overcame turnovers to take down Texas Wesleyan 75-68 Saturday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. at home. The 'Stangs had twelve players score in the match compared to six such players for the Rams. The women shot 45% from the court, and 65% of their 28 baskets were assisted. The balanced offense...

Women’s basketball earns first win

Shot

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 10, 2019

Women's hoops got its first tally in the win column with a 73-63 win over Dixie State University on the final day of the Ashbrook Classic Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Hannah Reynolds (No. 11), forward and health science junior, controlled the paint with her signature hook shot and post-moves en route...

Homecoming festivities begin with Lip Sync and Mustang Madness

Corbriyana Wingfield

Amos Perkins, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Lights. Cameras. Madness! Ligon Coliseum was packed full of energetic students ready to dance, sing, compete and let loose. Some entertained with their athletic talents. Others showed off their creativity. More still, danced and sang from the stands and the gym floor. Homecoming festivities kick...

Women’s basketball holds nerve to earn fourth straight win at the Dome

Basketball celebrates

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 5, 2019

Women’s basketball’s strong run of form at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum continued on Feb. 2 with a hard-fought 75-71 win against higher-ranked Eastern New Mexico, improving the women's record to 5-7 in Lone Star Conference play and 8-11 overall. Women’s basketball coach Noel Johnson’s team built...

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