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Seven Lone Star Conference women's basketball teams went unbeaten last week with Angelo State leading the way with a pair of conference wins. The Rams opened the week with a three-point win over Tarleton on Thursday and ended the week with a win over Texas Woman's. Lubbock Christian, Texas A&M-Commerce and UT Permian Basin all picked up conference wins to stay undefeated against LSC competition.
LSC women's basketball teams are 75-50 overall this season and 20-11 against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams, the other league in the NCAA South Central Region.
Stepping back into conference play, the western women outscored their opponents 44-29 in the second half of play, but fell short of the comeback falling 68-61 to Cameron Saturday afternoon. The Mustangs won the battle of the boards 42-37, but the Aggies could not be stopped beyond the arc.
Alicia Mardis (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – 21-points | 15 rebounds | 1 block | 2 assists
Alexis Jones (Dallas, TX/) – 10-points | 6 rebounds | 4 steals | 1 block
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Western could not get a call in their favor as the Mustangs found themselves in foul key players in foul trouble Saturday evening against the visiting Cameron Aggies. CU won the battle of the boards, but WNMU would snag 10 steals on the night. WNMU shot 36.7 percent from the field, and 63.6 percent from the foul line.
Elijah Holifield (Atlanta, GA/Pace Academy) – 18-points | 7-12 FG | 3-6 3PT | 6 rebounds | 2 steals
Andrew Leonard (Tucson, AZ /Cienega ) – 18-points | 4-9 3 PT | 2-2 FT | 1 assist
Tony Avalos (Las Cruces, NM/Onate) – 6-points | 3 assists | 2 steals
HOW IT HAPPENED:
With a week off to recuperate, the Mustangs stepped out of conference play for an exhibition match with Division I New Mexico State Wednesday night in Las Cruces. Western held their own against their opponent for a majority of the contest. NMSU caught fire in the fourth to post 25 points, while holding the Mustangs to 13. WNMU shot 37.3 percent from the field, and 42.9 from deep.
Kaela Chavez (Las Cruces, New Mexico/Centennial High School) – 11-points | 3-3 3PT | 2-2 FT
Alexis Jones (Dallas, TX/) – 10-points | 5 rebounds
Rachel Francisco (Seattle, WA/Holy Names Academy) – 9-points | 3-3 3PT
Lone Star Conference women's basketball teams combined to go 14-7 over the Thanksgiving week. Lubbock Christian and Texas A&M-Commerce lead the group of undefeated teams with impressive wins. LCU went 2-0 against teams receiving votes in the WBCA Top 25 poll and A&M-C went 2-0 with a win over No. 18 Southeastern Oklahoma State. Angelo State, Eastern New Mexico, Tarleton, UAFS, UT Tyler, West Texas A&M and Western New Mexico also went undefeated last week.
LSC women's basketball teams are 67-41 overall this season and 20-11 against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams, the other league in the NCAA South Central Region.
Eight Lone Star Conference men's basketball teams went undefeated last week including Angelo State, Lubbock Christian, Texas A&M-Kingsville and West Texas A&M who all went 2-0. WT averaged 122 points in their two wins and recorded the top two scoring games for a team in the LSC this season.
LSC men's basketball teams are 64-53 overall this season and 17-20 against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams, the other league in the NCAA South Central Region.
Western New Mexico men's basketball traveled west to take on PacWest conference member and host Notre Dame de Namur for their of the NDNU Thanksgiving Classic Friday. The Argos shot off 10-three pointers in the second half alone, creating a gap the Mustangs could not close, falling 77-63.
Rodney Simon (Boston, MA/Randolph ) – 14-points | 6-9 FG | 4 rebounds
Elijah Holifield (Atlanta, GA/Pace Academy) – 13-points | 9 rebounds | 1 block | 1 steal | 1 assist
Amarion Cash (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe) – 12-points |2-4 3PT | 3 assists | 1 steal
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