Men's Basketball News
UT-Permian Basin 60, ACU 50 - Box Score - Wildcats fall to Falcons, 60-50
ENMU 82, SWO 71 - Box Score - Hounds Snap Streak With Win Over Southwestern Oklahoma - MEN'S RALLY FALLS SHORT
MSU 103, ECU 85 - Box Score - Midwestern silences Savage Storm to go to 9-0 - No. 19 Mustangs top Tigers, 103-85
TSU 48, SOSU 43 - Box Score - SE Drops Low-Scoring Contest with TSU - Texans win defensive contest at SOSU
CU 50, WTAM 47 - Box Score - Aggies stun Buffs with comeback - Buffs Drop Heartbreaker at Cameron, 50-47
TAMC 84, ASU 77 - Box Score - Lions Match Best Start Since 2002-03 with 84-77 Win Over Angelo State - Rams edged by Commerce
Mustangs 10-0 after beating East Central
It couldn’t have come at a better time for Craig Green Monday night at the Kerr Center. Green, a senior guard, poured in a career-high 32 points to lead No. 19 Midwestern State to a 103-85 win over East Central (Okla.) in a Lone Star Conference crossover play.
The Mustangs improved to 10-0 for the first time since the 1998-99 season.
“We needed (Green) tonight when we couldn’t get things going in the first half,” MSU coach Grant McCasland said. “Craig carried us in a game that definitely wasn’t pretty. He took it to the basket and was aggressive. I’m proud of him.”
LSC Weekly Basketball Release
LSC Basketball Quick Notes
Three Lone Star Conference basketball teams remain undefeated with one men’s team - Midwestern State - and two women’s squads - Southeastern Oklahoma and Tarleton. The Savage Storm and TexAnns play tonight to determine who improves to 9-0.
The LSC men have a 72-38 overall record so far this season, including a 40-16 mark in the South Division and 32-22 in the North. In league crossover play the South has the advantage, 10-8.
The LSC women are 69-47 overall, with a 33-26 mark in the North and 36-21 in the South this season. In league crossover action, the South Division has won 14 of 22 games.
Both LSC crossover and non-conference games are on tap this week before the Holiday Break.
In men’s games played last week, the LSC had one player score more than 30 points, nine over the 20-point mark and nine double-digit rebounders, while seven recorded double-doubles.
Points, Men: 32, Eric Allen, ECU vs DBU
Rebounds, Men: 15, Justin Wilkerson, A&M-C vs HSU
Assists, Men: 8, Two players
Steals, Men: 5, Two players
On the women’s side, the league had five score over 20 points and six double-digit rebounders, while five posted double-doubles in action last week. Top performances included:
Points, Women: 22, Two players
Rebounds, Women: 19, Jamie Simmons, WTAMU at SWOSU
Assists, Women: 9, Sonya Sundberg, TSU at ECU
Steals, Women: 8, Natasha Brown, SWOSU vs WTAMU
Players of the Week
NORTH MEN’S OFFENSIVE
Jason Jones, Northeastern State, Sr., Center, Cahors, France
Jones had an incredibly productive offensive effort, where he averaged a double-double (21.7 points and 10 rebounds) in three Northeastern State wins. The 6-7 senior connected on 22-of-30 shots from the floor (.733), made 7-of-13 from behind the arc (.538) and missed just one free throw in 15 attempts (.933). He also grabbed 30 rebounds, including eight offensive caroms. He scored a career-high 28 points with nine rebounds in a 77-53 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville on Dec. 10 where he made 8-of-10 shots, was 4-of-5 from the arc and 8-of-9 at the free throw line. He followed that up with a 27-point, 13-rebound performance in an 87-76 regional victory over Missouri Southern on Dec. 12. In Northeastern State’s 99-37 verdict against Hillsdale College, Jones played just 14 minutes, scored 10 points and collected eight rebounds. He is the RiverHawks leading scorer and rebounder for the year, putting up 17.4 points and 8.6 boards.
NORTH MEN’S DEFENSIVE
Ronnie Morgan, Texas A&M-Commerce, Sr., Forward, Dallas, Texas/Paris JC/Louisiana Tech
Morgan had his second double-double of the season with an 11 point, 12 rebound effort against Abilene Christian. He also had six points and five rebounds and a steal in the win over Henderson State with a blocked shot in each victory. Defensively, A&M-Commerce held Abilene Christian to 39.1 percent shooting and 28 percent from beyond the 3-point line. Against Henderson State, the Reddies were held to 35.7 percent shooting from the field and 18.8 percent from beyond the 3-point line. In both games, the Lions outrebounded their opponent by a double-digit margin.
SOUTH MEN’S OFFENSIVE
Antwan Mullins, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Jr., Point Guard, Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch Mullins led the Javelinas to a 2-1 week, including a 2-0 mark at home. He had 15 points, five assists and five steals in a 68-51 win over Texas A&M-International. He was the only player on the team to score in double figures in a loss at Northeastern State with 13 points, four assists and three steals in the game. On Sunday, he had 15 points, three steals, three assists and a career-high six rebounds in a 68-66 win over Incarnate Word.
SOUTH MEN’S DEFENSIVE
Anthony Moore, Midwestern State, Sr., Guard, South Lakes, Va./South Lakes HS
Moore logged his second career double-double while leading No. 19 Midwestern State to a 72-42 win over Southeastern Oklahoma Saturday night at Bloomer Sullivan Arena. The senior from South Lakes, Va. matched a season-high with 14 points and pulled 10 rebounds. Midwestern’s sticky defense limited the Savage Storm to 10 first-half points which was the fewest allowed since Austin College scored as many points in a 28-18 MSU win on Feb. 6, 1968. The Mustangs forced Southeastern into 16 consecutive misses and nine turnovers during a 10:59 beginning in the second minute of the contest.
Women's Basketball News
ENMU 73, SWO 70 - Box Score - Zias Win Second Straight at Southwestern Oklahoma State - Women Lose to ENMU, 73-70
ECU 71, MSU 58 - Box Score - Midwestern claws back, but falls to #25 Southeastern 73-61 - Guard play sparks Lady Tiger
SOSU 72, TSU 68 - Box Score - SE Survives Battle of Unbeatens - TexAnns fall 72-68 on the road to No. 25 Southeastern Oklahoma
ACU 70, TWU 64 - Box Score - Wildcats Win 4th Straight, 70-64 - TWU basketball drops a close one to Abilene Christian
TAMC 88, ASU 80 - Box Score - Lions Knocks Off Angelo State, 88-80, in Overtime - Women fall in OT
WTAM 68, CU 48 - Box Score - Aggies play #14 Lady Buffs close - Isaacs For Three, Lady Buffs Defeat Cameron, 68-48
ECU handles Midwestern State women
Savannah Carver just couldn’t do it all by herself Monday night at the Kerr Activities Center. The sophomore guard scored 15 of her career-high 21 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a hot-shooting Casi Rawls as East Central came away with a 71-58 Lone Star Conference crossover victory.
The loss was the third straight for the Mustangs (2-6).
LSC Weekly Basketball Release
Women's Players of the Week
NORTH WOMEN’S OFFENSIVE
Jessica Hanna, Texas Woman’s, So., G, China Spring, Texas/China Spring HS
Hanna scored a game-high 22 points for the second straight game and helped the team snap a 12-game losing streak against Angelo State. She scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half as the Pioneers outscored ASU, 44-29, and picked up a 16-point victory. Hanna shot 70.0 percent (7-for-10) from the floor and 66.7 percent (4-for-6) from the three-point range in the second half.
NORTH WOMEN’S DEFENSIVE
Jessica White, Northeastern State, Sr., Guard, Jenks, Okla./Jenks HS
White was Northeastern State’s best defender of the week, as she was chosen to guard two prolific scorers in games versus Texas A&M-Kingsville and Drury. One of the Javelinas top scorers entered the game averaging better than 11 points and was shooting over 45 percent from the floor but was limited to 1-of-8 from the floor, including 1-of-6 from the arc, for just three points and four turnovers in a 72-51 Northeastern State win. Against Drury, White and the team held the Panthers top scorer, who entered averaging 17 points and connecting at better than 58 percent on all her shots, to only eight points on 3-of-9 shooting from the field.
SOUTH WOMEN’S OFFENSIVE
Cat Clay, Eastern New Mexico, Jr., Forward, Deming, N.M./Deming HS
Clay paced the Zias with a 22-point performance, leading ENMU to a 79-74 win at Cameron. She connected on seven of her nine attempts from the free throw line and hit five three-pointers. The performance marked the third time this season Clay has reached the 20-point plateau.
SOUTH WOMEN’S DEFENSIVE
Jamie Simmons, West Texas A&M, Jr., Forward, Houston, Texas/Trinity Valley CC
Simmons was a powerhouse against Southwestern Oklahoma, leading all scorers with 20 points and all rebounders with 19, marking her third double-double outing of the season. She also hit career high marks in both rebounds and points as a Lady Buff. Defensively, Simmons pulled down 14 boards and tallied two big blocks. She shot 53.3 percent from the field, with eight buckets. Simmons currently leads the Lady Buffs in points and rebounds, averaging 13.3 points per game and 9.0 boards per game. She also leads the team in blocks with five this season.
Former UH coach Helton finalist for Sam Houston job
Sam Houston State has named six finalists for its vacant head football coach position, among them former University of Houston coach Kim Helton, current UH co-offensive coordinator Jason Phillips, former Blinn College coach Willie Fritz and Klein Oak coach Dave Smith.
The other three candidates are New Mexico offensive coordinator Darrell Dickey, who led North Texas to four straight Sun Belt titles and former A&M Consolidated and Killeen Harker Heights head coach Ross Rogers. (Scoop Note: we know it says three, but we just post their words)
Final AFCA Poll
Super Region 4 teams listed below
1. Northwest Missouri
3. Central Washington
10. Tarleton State
13. Abilene Christian
14. Midwestern State
16. Texas A&M-Kingsville
RV - West Texas A&M, Missouri Western, Central Missouri, Nebraska-Omaha
Lauffer Named NSCAA/MONDO South Central Region Coach of the Year
West Texas A&M head soccer coach Butch Lauffer has been named the NSCAA/MONDO Men's South Central Region Coach of the Year announced this past weekend. Lauffer is currently in his 19th season as the head coach of the men's and women's programs.