Monday, November 23, 2009

LSC Roundup 11-23

Football News
Division II playoffs: ACU bows again to Northwest Missouri St.
Turnovers were the key to Abilene Christian’s season opening win against Northwest Missouri State. On Saturday against No. 2 Northwest Missouri in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs, Abilene Christian’s fortunes were reversed in a big way as the Wildcats lost 35-10 to the Bearcats.

For the second year in a row, ACU’s season ended with a loss to Northwest Missouri. Last year, the Bearcats downed the unbeaten Wildcats 45-36 on their way to a fourth straight national championship game appearance.

“We’re pretty disappointed with the way we performed,” Abilene Christian coach Chris Thomsen said. “But also give a lot of credit to Northwest. They did a tremendous job in all three phases of the game.”

Central's defense dominates
Top-ranked Central Washington stymied No. 12 Tarleton State in cruising to a 27-6 victory Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs in Ellensburg. The Texans, who entered the game averaging more than 400 yards per game offensively, were unable to establish anything on the ground, being held to minus-14 yards rushing. It was the fourth time this season CWU held an opponent to negative rushing yards.

“This defense never surprises me,” Central Washington coach Blaine Bennett said. “...They’ve done an amazing job all year. Even when we gave up that interception, to hold the opponent to only a field goal in a critical time in the first quarter was a huge stop.”

The Texans were coming off a 57-56 double-overtime victory against Texas A&M-Kingsville where the Texans had put up 530 yards of offense. The Wildcats held them to 178 yards.

“This is the toughest time we’ve had running the football all year,” Tarleton State coach Sam McElroy said.

Season ends with 35-10 loss
No. 12 Tarleton falls in the playoffs

Volleyball News
WT v-ball squad going to Minnesota
The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs will be traveling to St. Paul, Minn., for the NCAA Division II Volleyball Elite Eight. Fifth-ranked WT will face California University of Pennsylvania in a quarterfinal at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

WT put in a bid to host the Elite Eight at the First United Bank Center but lost to host school and overall top seed Concordia-St. Paul. The Lady Buffs (37-3) were the third seed out of the South Central Region and upset regional top-seeded Central Missouri to advance to the Elite Eight. California (Pa.) was the No. 1 seed out of the Atlantic Region.

W. Volleyball. Lady Buffs Travel to Minnesota for NCAA Elite Eight

Cross Country News
ACU's Sang runs to 4th place at DII national XC meet
Amos Sang finished fourth at the NCAA Division II national cross country meet Saturday in Evansville, Ind. Sang, who missed the national meet last year with an injury, covered the 10K course on the Southern Indiana campus in 30 minutes, 48 seconds. The top four places were separated by 11 seconds.

Ruben Mwei of Adams State was the individual winner.

Sang earned All-American honors for his effort. Jared McNeil of Tarleton State finished 34th out of 187 runners with a time of 32:27.2 to earn All-American honors. He’s the first TSU cross country runner to achieve that recognition, adding it to national honors he received last spring in track and field.

All-American Korir finishes 23rd
McNeil named USTFCCCA All-American

Soccer News
WT soccer team loses in California
The West Texas A&M women's soccer team's quest for a national championship has been stopped. After making the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the first time in school history, the Lady Buffs fell to California State-Dominguez Hills, 5-2, on Sunday at La Jolla, Calif.

"It was a great season," WT coach Butch Lauffer said. "I am really proud of our team. I am disappointed how the game turned out, but it was a good season."

#13 Lady Buffs Fall in Elite Eight Action, 5-2, to #15 Cal State-Dominguez Hills

Men's Basketball News
Buffs lose 2nd straight in tourney
Missouri-St. Louis guard Beaumont Beasley scored 23 points and the Tritons shot 51 percent from the field in handing West Texas A&M its second straight loss, 81-64, on Saturday at the Southwestern Oklahoma State Classic in Weatherford, Okla.

''We are simply a very immature team at this point,'' said WT head coach Rick Cooper. ''We will make a run to cut into a lead, then we'll proceed to take either an ill-advised shot or commit a turnover that leads to a fast break at the other end. 'I knew this team would have some teething problems early in the season. You know that, but at the same time you hope that you don't actually see it play out. It's a matter of working and working to correct what we aren't doing properly.''

ASU routs Texas A&M International
The Angelo State men’s basketball team (3-0) had five players score in double figures as it routed Texas A&M International (0-3), 83-62, Saturday night. The Rams and DustDevils were concluding play in the Texan Tip Off Classic in Stephenville.

Cole leads ACU men to win
Giordan Cole scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Abilene Christian to an 84-59 men’s win over Dallas Christian.

Hagan, Green pace Mustangs past Newman, 72-65
Chris Hagan and Craig Green dropped in a game-high 17 points each to lead Midwestern State to a 72-65 win over Newman (Kan.) Saturday night. The Mustangs, who improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2003-04, open the River City Classic Friday afternoon against Langston (Okla.) on the campus of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

ACU Rolls Dallas Christian 85-59
Meyer Leads ACU Past SEU 72-62
Corbett's 30 lifts Rams
Tough Loss (UCO)
Bronchos Fall To Rockhurst
Greyhounds Split Season Series With WNMU Mustangs
Southeastern Drops Low Scoring Slugfest
SE Falls to Rams at Tarleton Classic
Men Bounced by ATU, 67-53
Men Open with UMSL
Texans improve to 3-0 on the season with 54-43 win over SOSU
Texans record win over Dustdevils
Hogs Too Tough for Dogs
M. Basketball. Buffs Fall to Missouri-St. Louis, 81-64
M. Basketball. Buffs Fall to Arkansas Tech, 78-63

Women's Basketball News
No. 10 Lady Buffs beat CSU-Pueblo in overtime
The No. 10-ranked West Texas A&M Lady Buffs needed overtime to defeat host Colorado State-Pueblo, 74-70, on Saturday on the final day of the Al Kaly Classic at Pueblo, Colo. Jamie Simmons led the Lady Buffs with 17 points, while Maddy Brown added 16, including going 4 of 7 from 3-point range.

Rambelles rally from huge halftime deficit
The Angelo State women’s basketball team (2-1) overcame a 16-point halftime deficit to squeeze out a 71-69 win over St. Edward’s (0-3) Saturday night in Austin.

The ‘Belles trailed the Hilltoppers, 43-27, at the intermission but opened up the second half with a 14-0 run courtesy of a three-pointer and two two-pointers by junior Camille Perkins, a three-point shot by sophomore Paige Weishuhn, a layup by freshman Lyndsey Youngblood and two free throws by freshman Ashley James to pull to within two, 43-41, with 15:51 left in regulation.

Wildcats Fall 67-63 to Cardinals
UIW hands 'Belles first loss
Aggies battle hard at WFU Invite
Falling Stars (UCO)
Bronchos Rally Past OBU
Missouri Southern State Overcomes Clay's 20 Points to Defeat Zias
Zia Basketball Team Sees 3-Point Shooting Streak Snapped at #7 Emporia
No. 5 Fort Lewis too much for Mustangs, 82-54
SE Survives Double OT with 82-78 Win
SE Cruises to 68-49 win over UTPB
Women Make Late-Game Push
Women Battle Back Against OCU
TexAnns win third straight with 93-51 victory over WNMU
TexAnns cruise to 75-46 win over Pittsburg State in Denton
Tiffany Mitchell Records Double Double in 71-51 Loss to No. 1 Michigan Tech
Lions Fall to Drury in Season Opener, 98-60
Javelinas Pick Up Win Over Nebraska-Omaha
Jennies Top Javelinas
TWU basketball comes from behind to defeat Pittsburg State
Pioneers cruise to a 20-point victory over Western New Mexico
#10 Lady Buffs Drop CSU-Pueblo in Overtime, 74-70
Lady Buff Basketball Over Metro State, 57-44

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