Point women’s basketball opens season with 89-35 rout over Judson

Published 10:58 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2019

WEST POINT — The Point University women’s basketball team (1-0) opened the 2019-20 season with a statement 89-35 victory over Judson (0-2) on Tuesday night. 

“I was proud of our young ladies of just taking care of business and working on what we needed to improve on,” Point women’s head basketball coach Tory Wooley said. “I thought we did a really good job of sharing the basketball. I thought our defense was better, it has a long way to go. I was really impressed by how we shared the ball and how we shot the ball. Our bench was phenomenal today.”

The Skyhawks got off to a fast start after pressing Judson to begin the game. Wooley credited junior forward Kim Forbes, junior guard Nikole Mobley for leading the charge.

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As Point pulled away and had the opportunity to play underclassmen in the second half, sophomore Maci Holloway dazzled the crowd by knocking down an array of three-pointers in an effort that saw Point’s lead get to the 50-point mark with 1:11 to go in the contest.

Skyhawk teammates grew louder and louder from the sidelines as a different player scored.

“It’s fulfilling to see our bench so engaged in the game,” Wooley said. “They were ready to rock-and-roll when their number was called. Everyone did a great job of sharing the basketball, rebounding, getting to the basket, shooting the ball. Now we have to get better from this game, get better day-by-day and come into practice ready tomorrow.”

Point now heads on the road to face Pensacola Christian College on Nov. 2. 

The matchup will be the Skyhawks’ final game of the season before conference play starts on Nov. 6 at Reinhardt. 

Continuing to cut down on turnovers and tightening up defensively are two areas that Wooley said he’d like to see his team improve in. 

“We have to get better,” Wooley said, looking at the upcoming schedule, “but I like the track that we’re on.”

Tuesday marked the start of Wooley’s eighth season at Point and his assistant Rudie Denson’s sixth season on his staff. 

“I think we’re doing a really good job of building a program,” Wooley said of the duo. “I couldn’t have done it without her. She’s a great assistant, and this was just a great team win.”