Monday, February 23, 2009

LSC Roundup 2-23

ACU's growth chance
Many schools turn NCAA sanctions into a positive
When a program is hit with NCAA sanctions, as Abilene Christian University was earlier this month, it can often be an eye-opening experience for those within the program and those who follow it.

But with the ever-growing list of institutions guilty of major infractions now up to 280 schools, it's not an experience unique to ACU.

The road to recovery from such sanctions is rarely easy, but many have been through the process. And if the situation is addressed and handled correctly, a program actually can come back stronger, according to several athletic administrators nationwide.

Basketball News
Buffs beat Javelinas, remain in race
West Texas A&M was in need of a win worse than A-Rod is some positive press Saturday night. It teetered and tottered, but the Buffs got the job done down the stretch and received a much-needed career-night from post Bijan Dotson, avoiding what would have been only the second four-game losing streak in WT coach Rick Cooper's 16-year career.

Lady Buffs upended by Kingsville
Texas A&M-Kingsville played with a huge sense of urgency Saturday night against West Texas A&M's Lady Buffs. And it paid off big- time. A crowd of 1,697 at the First United Bank Center watched the Javelinas become the first team to defeat the Lady Buffs at home during the regular season in four years.

ACU women earn spot in LSC tourney
ASU senior proves it's his time to shine
Mustangs clinch LSC berth
MSU eliminated with 61-46 defeat

Baseball News
Rally gives ACU split
Davis Page's two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning Sunday keyed a five-run ACU rally as the Wildcats beat Central Oklahoma 12-8 to earn a split of a Lone Star Conference doubleheader at Broncho Field in Edmond, Okla.
Related: ACU baseball streak at 8

Buffs split two with East Central

Softball News
Rambelles topple two at shootout
The Angelo State University softball team won its final two games at the South Central Shootout in Durant, Okla., on Sunday. The Rambelles (18-1) defeated Northwest Missouri State 12-6 and Washburn 5-2 to finish the three-day tournament with a 5-1 record.

Yannetti leads MSU to softball title
Midwestern State junior second baseman Tabitha Yannetti garnered most valuable player honors for her part in leading the Mustangs to the MSU Invitational championship over the weekend.
ACU ends Shootout with split
ACU finished its six-game run through the South Central Shootout on Sunday with a split of a pair of games against Pittsburg State and Newman (Kan.) at the Durant (Okla.) Multi-Sports Complex.
Related: ACU cruises at tournament

WT softball team posts two more wins

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