Monday, March 23, 2009

LSC Roundup 3-23

Richardson selected for Hall of Fame Division II Classic
Nolan Richardson capped off a brilliant two-year career leading Midwestern State to a Lone Star Conference championship and to a berth in the NCAA Division II South Central Regional semifinals, but the senior from Tulsa isn’t quite finished with his collegiate career.

Richardson was one of 20 players selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) for the NCAA Division II Hall of Fame Classic next week in Springfield, Mass., as a member of the West All Stars.

The game is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, the birthplace of basketball.

Central Oklahoma senior forward Lance Harper is only other other player from the South Central Region selected for the game.

Reserves step up after Lady Buffs lose star
When All-American guard Emily Brister suffered a season-ending knee injury Feb. 11, West Texas A&M head coach Krista Gerlich asked her basketball team to do one thing.

''We knew that we couldn't replace 24 points a game and all the things that Emily did on the floor,'' Gerlich said. ''We just wanted the players to do a little more than they had been.''

Rams salvage series split
The No. 9-ranked Angelo State baseball team scored four runs in the ninth inning to take the final game of the series at Eastern New Mexico, 9-5, Sunday afternoon.

The Rams (23-10, 17-7 LSC) had seen the Greyhounds (16-14, 12-12 LSC) tie the game in the bottom of the eighth on a three-run home run by Freddy Carmona but rallied in the ninth to gain a split in the four-game series. In two of the four games, ENMU had scored in its last at bat to pull out the win but watched the Rams turn the tables in their last at bat.

ASU softball breaks, ties records
Eight school records, four Lone Star Conference records and one NCAA Division II record were either broken or tied Sunday as the top-ranked Angelo State softball team (30-4, 7-3 LSC South) downed No. 23 West Texas A&M, 19-9, in Canyon. The Rambelles took the weekend series over WTAMA after the two teams split a doubleheader Sunday.

The majority of the records broken on Sunday had to do with home runs as ASU blasted a NCAA D-II record nine long balls in the victory. Senior catcher Laura Lopez set the school and league record with three homers while senior Macy Baker, junior Megan Pumphrey and freshman Sandy James each added two home runs. James' two home runs gave her 20 on the season, extending her school record and setting a new LSC mark for long balls in a season with more than a month left in the regular season.

Angelo State tops WT, 19-9
The Lone Star Conference's top power hitting softball team did what it does best in the third game of the series with West Texas A&M on Sunday.

The No. 23 Lady Buffs allowed nine home runs to No. 1 Angelo State en route to losing, 19-9, at Lady Buff Yard.

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