Saturday, March 14, 2009

LSC Roundup 3-14

SBU defeats ASU 89-84
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game recap
Angelo State fell behind 11-0 and could never catch up to Southwest Baptist. An interesting game to say the least - with Lionel Brown only shooting 1-14 from the field, a near riot after an SBU flagrant foul, and the teams combining to shoot 82 free throws. The refs called 62 personal fouls and 5 technicals.

ASU was led by Shavar Burch's 27 points and 9 rebounds. Ryan Bennett had 20 points. No other Ram was in double figures. The Rams finish the season at 20-9.

UCO falls to DBU 89-75
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Dallas Baptist took advantage of a cold-shooting UCO team, defeating the Bronchos in the first round of the South Central Region Tournament. DBU took the lead for good with 8:36 to go in the first half, but UCO pulled to within 2 at the 11:57 mark in the second half, but never could overtake DBU. DBU reeled off 16 straight points over the next 4:40 to seal the game.

Eric Cazenave led UCO with 21 points, while Lance Harper had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Stabbing victims named
Ada — The identities of two East Central University students stabbed at a local bar Thursday have been released.

Jessica Brown, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokesperson, said Keewan King and Tyrone Gibbs were stabbed at the C-4 Bar north of Ada.

“There was a fist fight between a couple of guys,” Brown said. “One of the people involved pulled out a knife and stabbed the two victims.”

Brown said the suspect fled and no arrest has been made. Agents are following leads and conducting interviews with witnesses who were at the scene.

King and Gibbs were taken to a local hospital by private vehicle.

Gibbs was treated and released while King was admitted and remains in critical but stable condition.

Both are ECU football players. King is a sophomore wide receiver from Seagoville High School in Dallas. Gibbs is a sophomore wide receiver and defensive back from Wylie, Texas.

Basketball News

Link to Women's Bracket
Link to NCAA Webcasts - Saturday's Womens action begins at 6:00 PM

Link to Men's Bracket
Link to UCM's South Central Tournament - No video, but does have live stats
Link to Midwestern State Audio
Link to Midwestern State Audio KWFG BOB FM
Link to Angelo State Audio
Link to Texas A&M-Kingsville Audio

Revenge sweet for WT
West Texas A&M's Lady Buffs left nothing to chance this time.

Still haunted somewhat by blowing a 16-point lead in the second half and being beaten by a 40-foot shot as time expired in overtime a year ago in the South Central Region quarterfinals, they erased that bitter memory in a big way.

Courtney Lee, playing with a broken bone in her nonshooting hand, equaled her career high with 25 points, and the Lady Buffs rode a great first half to a 78-53 victory against Abilene Christian before 1,552 fans Friday at the First United Bank Center.

The Lady Buffs took charge of this one thanks to a 15-4 run during the final 4:19 of the first half that gave

Central Oklahoma wins in OT
Cristina Yarbrough eats, writes and shoots right handed.

But the Central Oklahoma junior guard ended up burning Southeastern Oklahoma State with her left hand Thursday afternoon.

Yarbrough drove the lane and scored on an off-balance, pressured layup with her left hand with 1.5 seconds left in overtime, sending Central Oklahoma past Southeastern 68-66 in a South Central Region quarterfinal at First United Bank Center in Canyon.

Central coach Guy Hardaker and players Rose Anderson and Ashley Beckley broke out in laughter when asked about Yarbrough's left-handed skills.

"That was an awesome shot," said Anderson, a junior forward who scored a team-high 19 points. "We were all blowing at it to help it go in."

"I think our entire bench was willing that shot to go in," Hardaker said. "But we always talk about players making plays when it counts, and Cristina did that. Southeastern is a good team. A very good team. It's a nice W."

UCO women advance in regional tourney with OT win
Washburn's defense stymies Incarnate Word
Emporia State outlasts St. Mary's in OT, 78-75
UIW, St. Mary's women suffer first-round losses

Javelinas grow into something special
Fistfights in practice. Multiple injuries. New players in a new system. There were a lot of hurdles Texas A&M-Kingsville had to overcome this season. And it took veteran men’s coach Pete Peterson some time before he got an inkling the Javelinas might be able to turn in a special season.

Now, the Javelinas are in the NCAA Division II playoffs for the second time under Peterson and only the fourth time in school history.

“It was tough. To be honest with you it was looking pretty bleak,” Peterson said. “I used to always believe if you stay the course, if you’re doing the right thing, keep doing them over and over and you learn to develop good habits — and we’re trying to change some habits — but eventually maybe things’ll be OK.”

Rams hoping to overcome slump
The 2008-09 Angelo State University men's basketball season can easily be called a season with two faces. Through the first two months of the 2008-09 college basketball season, the ASU men didn't lose any games back-to-back. Going into the final week of the regular season, the Rams had lost two games in a row only once. They won their first seven games and 12 of their first 14.
But the Rams also lost three of their last six regular-season games. With two games to go, they were the No. 23-ranked team in the nation and poised to win an outright conference championship.

They lost those two games and limped into the Lone Star Conference tournament, where they fell to Southwestern Oklahoma 82-65.

MSU, Incarnate Word clash tonight in NCAA regional
WARRENSBURG, Mo. — This one should be played in the fast lane.

Incarnate Word vs. Midwestern State features two teams averaging better than 80 points game.
So it could be first one to 90 wins when the Cardinals and Mustangs square off at 8:30 tonight in the first round of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional tournament.

MSU, 24-6 and Lone Star Conference champion, comes in as the fourth seed. UIW, 23-6 and the Heartland Conference champion, is the No. 5 seed.

“They are very similar to us,” MSU coach Jeff Ray said. “Both teams like to get up and down the floor, and percentage-wise, both do a good job defensively. They don’t have a post-up post man, but we don’t either. And both of us have a lot of depth where guys can come off the bench and have a big night.”

“We can push it and score a hundred or we can hold it back. But we prefer to push it, and we can get up and down the floor,” UIW coach Ken Burmeister said. “We also both have guys who can come off the bench and get things done. In Division II, most teams will have a drop-off when that happens.”
Related: Richardson named NABC all-regional first-teamer

Baseball News
Buffs try to snap 10-game LSC skid
West Texas A&M will try to end a 10-game losing streak in Lone Star Conference baseball when the Buffs open a four-game series today against Angelo State in San Angelo.

Today's doubleheader opens at 4 p.m., while Sunday's action is set to start at 1 p.m. These games were pushed back a day due to cold weather.

The Buffs are 4-12 in the LSC and in 11th place of the 12-team conference.

Kingsville notches split with ENMU
KINGSVILLE, Texas — Seth Clabaugh’s sacrifice fly capped a three-run seventh and Eastern New Mexico University rallied for a 4-3 Lone Star Conference South Division baseball victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday.

The Javelinas came back for a split, though, winning the second game 3-2 on a run-scoring wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th

ASU baseball update for March 14
Of note: The Rams look to keep their winning streak going this weekend against the Buffs. ... Game 1 of the series will begin at 4 p.m. today, with Game 2 to follow. Game 3 will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, with Game 4 to follow. ... ASU is coming off an 11-5 victory against St. Edward's on Tuesday, its fifth win in a row. The Rams trailed 5-4 going into the seventh inning before scoring seven runs in the frame. Keith Towne hit his LSC-leading ninth home run of the season, and Chris Adamson hit his first homer of the season. Jeffrey Asby picked up the win on the mound in relief. ... WTAM is coming off a 15-0 loss to Lubbock Christian on Tuesday. ... The Rams are 16-1 all-time against the Buffs. ASU won three of the four games between the two teams last season. ... The Rams will be back in action Tuesday when they travel to Austin to face St. Mary's.

Softball News
Lady Buffs split doubleheader
The West Texas A&M softball team split a doubleheader Friday against Lone Star Conference leader Texas A&M-Kingsville.

The Lady Buffs, who lost the opener 6-5 and won the nightcap 7-1, traveled to Kingsville expecting to play one game Friday and two today, but weather pushed up the schedule, forcing the teams to play twice Friday with Saturday's game scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. in Kingsville.

ASU softball update for March 14
Of note: The Rambelles return home for the first time since being ranked No. 1 in the country for a three-game series against the Zias. ... Game 1 of the series is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight. Game 2 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday with Game 3 to follow. ... ASU is coming off a 2-1 showing at Tarleton State last weekend. Sandy James led the Rambelles, batting .417 with one home run, one double and five RBIs. ... ENMU is coming off a two-game sweep of the University of the Southwest on Tuesday. The Zias lost two of three to Texas A&M-Kingsville last weekend. ... ASU is 24-6 all-time against ENMU. The 'Belles swept the three-game series between the two teams last season. ... ASU will be back at home Thursday when they host a doubleheader against St. Mary's.

Other News
Not just another day at the office for NFL prospects
No tie or jacket. Just sweats and running shoes.

But like any job interview, Johnny Knox was eager to impress prospective employers. These just happened to be NFL scouts.

"It's just like a job interview," the former Abilene Christian receiver said Friday. "You have to be classy, be respectful to the scouts, be on time, show up and do well."

Ex-Javelinas star vying for spot on Cowboys' training camp roster
Eddie “Emo” Moten will do just about anything to play for the Dallas Cowboys, including going through full-contact drills in the mud at midnight.

The former Texas A&M-Kingsville standout and the other 11 finalists on Michael Irvin's reality TV show spent the early morning hours Friday slamming into each other in nasty conditions at Paul Quinn College in Dallas.

“We called it the Mud Bowl,” Moten said in a phone interview. “It was freezing and raining, and Mike had us get out there at midnight. He wanted to put us through the hardest thing he could think of football-wise. He said as Cowboys, you have to play in tough conditions in Philly and New York.

“It was tough. I actually lost my mouthpiece in the mud.”

From Kansas to ACU to top hurdles time
He wasn't supposed to be a Wildcats athlete but in a twist of fate, Andrew McDowell ended up at Abilene Christian University and now is poised to take home the NCAA Division II Indoor 60-meter hurdles championship.

Five Bronchos still alive at nationals
Tim Elliott and Dustin Finn moved into the semifinals and Central Oklahoma had three others alive in the consolation bracket after the opening day of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships Friday.

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