Thursday, March 5, 2009

LSC Roundup 3-5

Basketball News
Lions hit winner in final seconds to eliminate ACU women
Shock and disbelief showed on the faces of the members of the Abilene Christian University women's basketball team as they walked off the Bruin Field House court.

Rambelles fall in first LSC round
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - The Angelo State University women's basketball team made 10 3-pointers Wednesday but the one it needed the most didn't fall.

WT holds off River Hawks
West Texas A&M's Lady Buffs built a 17-point lead in the first half but had to withstand a second-half comeback by Northeastern State in defeating the RiverHawks, 66-61, Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament at Bruin Fieldhouse in Bartlesville, Okla.

In the Nick of Time, March 5
Mustangs could be too much for Aggies
Tall Russian provides skills, thrills
Javelinas open up LSC postseason play tonight
Javelinas basketball land three on All-LSC team
Javs women honored at LSC banquet
Brister named player of year
WT's Shields makes first team
Five ASU players receive honors
MSU surges to 4th in South Central Region
Harper named LSC North Player of the Year

Softball News
ASU softball team ranked No. 1 in nation Comments (3)
For the first time in school history, the Angelo State University softball team has moved to the top of national poll as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association released its first regular season Top 25 Wednesday.

The Rambelles, who were ranked No. 21 in the preseason, boast a 21-2 record.

Zias split with Highlands
LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats were held silent in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday at New Mexico Highlands, but not in the second game.

Pitcher Kristen Cruickshank and left fielder Josette Aguirre smacked three-run homers as the Zias routed NMHU 10-1, gaining a split of the doubleheader after Highlands’ Kelsey Groff doubled twice and pitched a one-hitter in the Cowgirls’ 5-1 first-game win.

SOSU softball team at No. 5 nationally
DURANT -- After getting off to a blistering 24-3 start, the Southeastern softball team has been voted No. 5 in the latest NFCA Division II Softball poll released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday.

The Savage Storm opened the preseason poll at No. 8 and moved up the No. 5 spot after starting the season on a roll, including winning 18 straight dating back to a 1-0 win over Emporia State on Feb. 13.

Lone Star Conference member Angelo State is the No. 1 team, while fellow South Division foes Abilene Christian and Texas A&M-Kingsville crack the poll at No. 18 and No. 24, respectively. West Texas A&M is also receiving votes in the poll.

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