After the opening week of conference play in the Lone Star, West Texas A&M University’s women’s Basketball Team Moved up One Spot in the National Rankings to Sit at Number Four. Two Other Teams Are Undefeated in Conference Play While for Teams Are Looking for Their First Win.
The Lady Buffaloes Got Three Wins in the Opening Week of Play over the two New Mexico Schools Followed by a win over University of Texas-Permian Basin on Tuesday. Angelo State University got solid wins over Texas women’s University and Texas A&M Kingsville. Midwestern State University got their two wins over Tarleton State University and Texas A&M Commerce.
The four teams sitting at 0-2 in conference play are Western New Mexico University, Eastern New Mexico University, Tarleton State University, and Texas A&M Kingsville.
UT Permian Basin sits at 2-1 in fourth place with Cameron University, Texas Women’s University, and Texas A&M Commerce are each 1-1 in LSC action.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Brianna Wise, Texas A&M University-Commerce, SR, Forward, Desoto, Texas, Desoto HS
Wise had the best scoring week of her career last weekend, topping 20 points in both contests. She scored a career-high 26 points and had a season-high nine rebounds in the Lions' overtime win over Cameron, including scoring nine points in the overtime period to single handedly out score the Aggies in OT. She then had 21 points in the Lions three-point loss to Midwestern State. Wise is third in the LSC in scoring and has three of the top nine individual scoring performances in the league this season. She is also top-10 in assists and blocks.
Lejha Smith, Cameron University, JR, Forward, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Smith battled in the paint during CU's first two Lone Star Conference games and averaged 13 rebounds and two blocks during the two-game weekend. Against Texas A&M-Commerce, she had 14 boards with 11 on defense, and three blocks. On Saturday, Smith grabbed 12 rebounds while also scoring 10 points for her third double-double of the season. She helped hold Tarleton State to just 63 points and under 40 percent shooting from the field. Smith leads the LSC and is ranked ninth nationally in rebounding, while ranking 10th in blocks per game.