Mustang forward Andrea Carter (#11) recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 73-60 victory over the East Central University Tigers on Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Matt Strasen, msumustangs.com)

The Midwestern State women looked sluggish after a long 13 day layoff between contests, but still had enough to take down former conference rival East Central University (Okla.) 73-60.

The Mustangs were slow out of the gate trailing 9-4 early and was outrebounded by 10 in the first six minutes. MSU head coach Noel Johnson was not happy with her teams' performance.

"I'm not happy with how we got this win, we made some real bonehead plays. We gotta work smarter and work together."

MSU got their act together and took a 32-20 lead into halftime. The Mustangs also got right in the rebound department with a 19-16 edge.

The game took a more physical tone in the second half with ECU keeping a better pace with the Mustangs. MSU won the second half 41-40, but Coach Johnson was looking for more from the Mustangs.

"We weren't aggressive against their 2-3 zone. We have to have more of a killer mentality when we have a lead," said coach Noel Johnson.

One Mustang player was more aggressive than the rest, to the tune of a double-double. Andrea Carter poured in 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace the 'Stangs.

The Mustang women improve to 6-3 on the season while ECU drops to 5-4. The Mustangs hit the court next on December 18 at Texas-Permian Basin. They return home before the holidays for a game versus Cedarville (Ohio) on December 20 at DL Ligon Coliseum.

(Box Score, MSUMustangs.com)