The 18th-ranked Lady Cards came alive in the second half Wednesday night at Cardinal Gym to pull away from Angelina College for a 74-54 Region XIV Conference victory.
After Angelina came back from an early 9-0 Lady Card lead to tie the score 30-30 at the half, Coach Gerald Ewing's squad hit its stride over the final two quarters. The Lady Cards outscored Angelina 24-10 in the third quarter to take control of the scoreboard.
The win hiked the Lady Cards' season record to 24-4. They are 14-4 in conference with two games remaining.
The Lady Cards have an open date Saturday and will return to action Wednesday, Feb. 28 against Tyler in a 5:30 p.m. tipoff at Cardinal Gym. The annual Play 4Kay game will be webcast on the Cardinal Sports Network (www.tvcc.edu).
Mercedes Brooks paced the Lady Cards with 18 points, including a pair of three-pointers.
Tyasia Moore came off the bench to spark the Lady Cards in the second half. She scored 14 points (12 in the second half) and pulled rebound after rebound.