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SILVER CITY, N.M. -- Women's basketball head coach, Lauren Unger, has decided to step down at Western New Mexico University, announced tonigh by Director of Athletics Scott Noble.

"Coach Unger handed in her resignation Saturday evening" stated Noble. "She has represented WNMU and our women's basketball program in a positive way. We appreciate her efforts and commitment to Western New Mexico University, the program and to our student-athletes over the past four years."

With just two games left in the regular season, being at home on Drag's Court has proven to be an advantage for the Mustang Men's Basketball team. They made it two straight Thursday night, with an 83-78 win over the visiting Rams of Angelo State.

Tony Avalos (Las Cruces, NM/Onate) – 10 PTS | 1-1 3FG | 3-4 FT | 2 REB | 1 STL 1 AST | 1 BLK
Elijah Holifield (Atlanta, GA/Pace Academy) – 20 PTS | 7-17 FG | 3-9 3FG | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL
Rodney Simon (Boston, MA/Randolph ) – 11 PTS | 5-5 FG | 5 REB | 2 STL
CJ Vanbeekum (Phoenix, AZ/Paradise) – 12 PTS | 6-9 FG | 2 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL
Malik Sanders (Durham, NC/Smithfield-Selma ) – 20 PTS | 7-13 FG | 4-6 3FG | 6 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL


In the final weekend of conference play, the Western New Mexico women's basketball team struggled offensively against the Belles of Angelo State, Thursday night on Drag's Court. Shooting at just a .296 clip for the night, Alicia Mardis (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) led the Mustangs scoring with 14 points.

Alicia Mardis (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – 14 PTS | 5-13 FG | 4-6 FT | 9 REB | 1 BLK
Kaela Chavez (Las Cruces, New Mexico/Centennial High School) – 11 PTS | 3-6 3FG | 4 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL
Paulina Rodriguez (Chihuahua, Mexico/Montverde Academy) – 11 PTS | 6 REB | 1 STL
Kayla Clark (Mesa, Arizona/Dobson High School) – 11 PTS | 4-9 FG | 3 REB


Chase Bartlett, St. Edward's, SR, Theology, Frisco, Texas, ATA College Prep
Bartlett led 12th-ranked St. Edward's over No. 22 Southeastern Oklahoma State, 4-2, on Saturday. The senior from Frisco, Texas, knocked off the nation's ninth-ranked singles player, Manuel Pilotto, in straight sets (6-4, 6-4) at the second spot. Bartlett, who is ranked 24th in the country for his singles play, is 4-1 this spring.


Trevor Norby, Oklahoma Christian, SR, Interdisciplinary Studies, Carlsbad, Calif., San Marcos HS
Norby posted his fourth collegiate win, shooting 70-70-74 (-2) to take the St. Mary's Invitational title by two shots at The Dominion Country Club (par 72, 6,937 yards) in San Antonio. He recorded 15 birdies (four more than any other player in the 71-man field) while leading No. 6-ranked OC to a runner-up team finish. Norby is one of only seven players in OC history to have won as many as four career tournaments and all of those wins have come since last March. The tournament field this week included 11 LSC teams.


Lone Star Conference contests start this week with teams playing a single round-robin conference schedule with a doubleheader (two games) against each league opponent. The LSC Champion will be the team(s) with the best winning percentage in regular-season conference games.
UT Tyler (10-0) remains undefeated after four weeks of non-conference contests. Oklahoma Christian went 3-0 last week.

Seven Lone Star Conference men's basketball teams went undefeated last week with DBU picking up a win over No. 7 St. Edward's to open the week. Angelo State, Cameron, Lubbock Christian, Midwestern State, No. 3 West Texas A&M and Western New Mexico also went unbeaten last week.
LSC men's basketball teams are 243-225 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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