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Pioneer basketball Fall 2015 Season Preview

Matt Olson, Copy Editor

Pioneer guard Toree Mason is pictured playing last season prior to graduation from TWU.
Pioneer guard Toree Mason is pictured playing last season prior to graduation from TWU.

The TWU basketball team will begin its Fall 2015 season with an exhibition game at North Texas on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. The season will continue with the Pioneers first match against the St. Mary’s Lady Rattlers on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. The next game will be held Nov. 14 at 5 p.m., during which the Pioneers will face off against the Rogers State Hillcats. Both games will be held in Wichita Falls.              

The Spring 2015 season saw many close games with high scores, and the Pioneers managed four wins of the seven games. Since the end of that season, the Pioneers have been preparing for the upcoming fall season.              

Returning players include junior guard Kenesha Saygo, senior forward Danielle Westerfield, junior forward Emily Spector, sophomore forward Jayzhia Softly, junior guard Deja Pointer, junior forward Taylor Nolan and junior center Erin Maxwell, each of whom distinguished themselves with excellent plays and sportsmanship during the Spring 2015 season.               

Since then, numerous players have graduated, including distinguished Pioneer forward Ria Pateraki and guards Toree Mason and Ashley Salazar.               

New players include first-year guards Kara Mitchell, Bri’Anna Gray and Desiree Phipps.

TWU Pioneers attack the ball in a game from last season.
TWU Pioneers attack the ball in a game from last season.

The Lasso would like to wish the Pioneers’ basketball team good luck as they set off on the Fall 2015 season.

For additional information, please visit www.twuathletics.com.

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