June 27, 2013

Top Performance #7: Brandi Huff's Second-Half Outburst vs. McNeese State

CORPUS CHRISTI – Throughout the summer of 2013, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2012-13 school year.

Every Thursday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Tuesdays 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 Performance #7: Brandi Huff's Second-Half Outburst vs. McNeese State

Brandi Huff's second-half outburst and a late rally by the Islanders Women's Basketball team in the final seconds lifted them to a 60-59 victory over McNeese State on Feb. 9.

Huff led the Islanders with a team-high 13 points, with all of her points coming in the second half. Her first bucket came with 10:34 to play in the second half and helped pull the Islanders within six. After a turnover by the Cowgirls, Huff made a layup with 7:20 left to play and trimmed the score to 41-39. After the Cowgirls pushed ahead by three with two free throws, the Rockport-Fulton, Texas native hit a jump shot to cut the deficit to one with 4:46 to play. 

The Cowgirls struck back with a layup before Huff tallied her eighth point of the game with a layup. The two teams battled back and forth before the sophomore put together a 3-0 run with a jumper and a free throw.

With time running down, Huff sank back-to-back free throws to trim the Cowgirls' lead to 57-56 with 13 seconds left to play. Taryn Gregory then stepped up to the charity stripe and made a free throw with four seconds remaining and Marquesha-Anderson Sparks' three-point play in the final seconds lifted the Islanders to victory.

It was the 2013 Homecoming game at the American Bank Center and the Islanders snapped an 11-game losing streak to pick up their first conference victory of the season.

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Top Performances:
June 6 - #10: Jasmine Boutte Shines at SLC Indoor and Outdoor Championships
June 13 - #9: Johnathan Jordan's Double-Double at Lamar
June 20 - #8: Vanessa Johnson at Southland Championship
June 27 - #7: Brandi Huff's Second-Half Outburst vs. McNeese State

Top Moments:
June 11 - #10: Dance Places 11th at NDA Collegiate Championships
June 18 - #9: Men's Basketball Shoots Lights Out vs. Southeastern La.
June 25 - #8: Islanders Softball Walk-Off Win Over SHSU