GEORGETOWN, Texas — Make your free throws, win basketball games. It's that simple.
On Friday night, Schreiner University women's basketball team converted 17-of-21 free throws against Southwestern University to seal a 71-62 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory.
After missing two games due to COVID-19 concerns, the Mountaineers used a strong third quarter to slip past the host Pirates.
Leading 29-28 at halftime, the Mountaineers got 3-pointers from Demauria Miles, Nariyah Buggs and Alyssa Viera to help build a cushion.
It was just enough.
Miles scored 16 points to lead the Mountaineers, but Buggs came off the bench to score 13, including hit six free throws. Miles knocked down four 3-pointers. Schreiner committed a season-low eight turnovers, while forcing Southwestern into 19.
The Mountaineers return to action on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Kerrville against Southwestern.