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The Mustang men opened their two game home stand against the Lions of Texas A&M Commerce Thursday evening. Leading at the half, converting on both ends of the ball, the Lions wrote a different story in the second half coming from behind to take a 77-73 win on Drag's Court. Elijah Holifield (Atlanta, GA/Pace Academy) continue to be a bright spot for the Mustang offense, adding 22 points to his season total for his second consecutive game in double figures. As a team the Mustangs forced Commerce to turn the ball over 20 times, while also recording 13 steals.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:
Elijah Holifield (Atlanta, GA/Pace Academy) – 22 PTS | 3 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL
Malik Sanders (Durham, NC/Smithfield-Selma ) – 11 PTS | 3 REB | 8 AST | 3 STL
Amarion Cash (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe) – 10 PTS | 2-4 3PTR | 5 REB | 1 STL | 1 BLK

HOW IT HAPPENED:

Texas A&M-Kingsville is favored to defend its Lone Star Conference softball title according to the preseason poll announced by league officials on Tuesday.

TAMUK received 32 of the 42 first-place votes for a total of 692 points in the poll decided by LSC coaches, sports information directors and various media representatives. The Javelinas, who finished as NCAA Division II runner-up after winning the program's first South Central Regional title, concluded the 2019 season at 52-10 overall with a 24-6 league record to claim the LSC Championship and tournament title for the second time.

Texas A&M-Commerce finished second in the poll with seven first-place nods for 666 points, followed by Tarleton, Cameron and Oklahoma Christian. The Texans ranked third with 594 points and one top vote, while the Aggies and Eagles tied for fourth with 527 points each.

Mission Bay Park in sunny San Diego was site to the 2020 USATF Cross Country Championships Saturday. Western New Mexico Men's Cross Country runner, Daniel Beam (Rio Rancho, NM/Rio Rancho HS) posted a ninth place finish in the Junior Men's 8K out of a 23 runner pool.

In a time of 28:02.5, the Rio Rancho native went up against top runners from all divisions. His efforts earned him a spot on the team who will represent the United States at the 2020 Pan American Cross Country Cup in Victoria B.C. Canada later this year.

The Mustang men ran an impressive offense Saturday afternoon in Wisdom Gym on the campus of Tarleton. Shooting over forty percent from the field, to go along with 13 three pointers Western New Mexico were a strong contender for the Texans. However, the Texans were give 27 opportunities at the charity stripe to the Mustangs eight total for the game, making a difference in the 81-67 final in favor of TSU.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:
Elijah Holifield (Atlanta, GA/Pace Academy) – 31 PTS | 12-18 FG | 7-10 3PTR | 4 REB
Eddie Giron (Monterrey, Mexico/Harmony Science Academy) – 13 PTS | 4-8 FG | 3-5 3PTR | 2-3 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST
Amarion Cash (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe) – 10 PTS | 4-6 FG | 2-3 3PTR | 2 REB | 1 AST

HOW IT HAPPENED:

Riding high off a win just two nights prior, the Mustangs traveled to Stephenville looking to continue their winning ways. Paulina Rodriguez (Chihuahua, Mexico/Montverde Academy) made it two straight games in double figures, boosting her team to a 52-48 win over the Texans Saturday afternoon in Wisdom Gym. Prior to this meeting, the Mustangs had yet to take a game over TSU while also snapping their six game win streak.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:
Paulina Rodriguez (Chihuahua, Mexico/Montverde Academy) – 13 PTS | 4-10 FG | 3-6 3PTR | 2-3 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST
Kayla Clark (Mesa, Arizona/Dobson High School) – 8 PTS | 3-4 FG | 2-4 FT

HOW IT HAPPENED:

Kitty Magee Arena and the Texas Woman's Pioneers played host to the Western New Mexico Mustangs Thursday evening. Both teams looking to break a skid, WNMU needed to break trend and stick with their opponent early. Despite being outscored in the first, WNMU outscored the Pioneers in the following three quarters including a 21 point performances in third on their way to a 60-53 victory on the road.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:
Kayla Clark (Mesa, Arizona/Dobson High School) – 16 PTS | 5-10 FG | 1-2 3PTR | 5-7 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST
Paulina Rodriguez (Chihuahua, Mexico/Montverde Academy) – 15 PTS | 5-11 FG | 5-7 3PTR | 3 REB

HOW IT HAPPENED:

The Mustang Men's Basketball team put up a valiant effort in the second half scoring 50 points to the Patriots of Dallas Baptist Thursday night in Dallas. WNMU's offense doubled their output in the second half with 16 field goals, to go along with six three-pointers. However, the first half was a different story as DBU got out to a 64-28 lead at the half, enough to take a 115-78 win.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:
Amarion Cash (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe) – 17 PTS | 6-12 FG | 3-3 FT | 5 REB | 2 STL
Andrew Leonard (Tucson, AZ /Cienega ) – 17 PTS | 3-6 3PTR | 6-7 FT | 3 REB | 1 STL
Rodney Simon (Boston, MA/Randolph ) – 12 PTS | 4-6 FT | 5 REB | 1 BLK

HOW IT HAPPENED:

Seven Lone Star Conference men's basketball teams went undefeated as Angelo State, Eastern New Mexico, No. 7 St. Edward's, St. Mary's, Tarleton, No. 5 West Texas A&M and Texas A&M-Kingsville all picked up conference wins last week. SEU, TAMUK and WT all remained at just one loss in conference this season.
LSC men's basketball teams are 140-122 overall this season and 17-20 against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams, the other league in the NCAA South Central Region.
LSC schedule and results available here: https://lonestarconference.org/calendar.aspx?path=mbball

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