August 13, 2014

Top Moment #2: Women’s Basketball’s Historic Comeback to Soar Past Nicholls

CORPUS CHRISTI – Throughout the summer of 2014, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2013-14 school year.  

Every Tuesday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Thursdays bringing the year's top 10 moments. Be sure to keep tabs on GoIslanders.com throughout the summer to celebrate all the great moments.

Top Moment #2: Women's Basketball's Historic Comeback to Soar Passed Nicholls

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team was on an seven-game winning streak heading into Senior Day to take on Nicholls at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi.

It was the final matchup of the season for the Islanders, who were looking to continue their success and finish off strong against the Colonels. The first half featured a back-and-forth battle before a three-pointer from Alissa Campanero gave the Islanders their first lead, 7-6. From there, Nicholls took control with a 10-2 rally that forced the Islanders to play catch up before a Colonels 7-0 run drove the Islanders into the locker room, down 36-23.

Immediately into the second half, Nicholls scored eight of the first 11 points, pushing the Islanders to a game high 19-point deficit at 44-25. Campanero was able to garner back-to-back threes before the Colonels answered back with one of their own. It was then that Islanders took back their court with a 22-1 rally.

The Islanders defense played a key role in the massive comeback, starting with Shola Adebayo converting a steal into a fast-break layup, with two free throws to follow. After a Colonels free throw, the Islanders went on to score the next 18 points, turning a 19-point deficit into a 55-50 lead.

Nicholls attempted to snag the win with a layup and three-pointer but a layup by Ashanti Plummer and a pair of free throws by Campanero solidified the lead and the Islanders emerged victorious, 59-55.

The Islanders went on to compete as the sixth seed in the Southland Conference Tournament against No. 7 seed McNeese State.

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Top Performances:
June 17 - #10: Bourque Leads Islanders to Best SLC Start in Program History
June 24 - #9: Shaw's Explosive Weekend at UIW and ACU
July 1 - #8: Jordan's Buzzer Beater Sends Islanders Past IPFW
July 8 - #7: Baar Wins the Steeple at Southland Championships
July 15 - #6: Nagy Shines in Three-Set Victory over Top-Ranked Opponent
July 22 - #5: Belicek Strikes Out 12 in Two-Hit Shutout vs. Lamar
July 29 - #4: Islanders Dance Crowned NDA Challenge Cup Champions 
August 5 - #3: Vanessa Johnson Shoots School-Record 67
August 12 - #2: Men's 4x400 Team Wins Southland Title

Top Moments:
June 19 - #10: Islanders Softball Sweeps Lamar
June 26 - #9: Shaw's Late Three Lifts Islanders Past UCA
July 3 - #8: Women's Tennis Victory Over SMU
July 10 - #7: Miller's Golden Goal Leads Islanders to first SLC Win
July 17 - #6: Men's Basketball Beats ORU in Overtime
July 24 - #5: Volleyball Makes History with First SLC Tournament Win
July 31- #4: Islanders Baseball Rallies for Walk-Off Win Over Lamar
August 7 - #3: Men's Tennis Clinches NCAA Berth With SLC Tournament Win
August 14 - #2: Women's Basketball's Historic Comeback to Soar Passed Nicholls