Monday, January 25, 2010

LSC Roundup 1-25

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Men's Basketball News
Box Scores and Statistics

ACU falls to 0-3 in LSC South
Rams hammer ACU, 82-58
Greyhound Rally Falls Short Against #11 Mustangs
No. 11 Midwestern holds off Greyhounds, 66-59
Texans hand Reisman win No. 450
Buffs Fall to Tarleton State, 69-56
Buzzer Beater
UCO buzzer beater stuns CU in OT

RiverHawks corral host Tigers, 79-67
RiverHawks Gun Down High Powered East Central
Southeastern Falls in Division Action
Lions Remain in First in LSC North Division with 72-62 Win Over Southeastern Oklahoma State

Reisman gets win No. 450 as Texans stay unbeaten in South
Sports Editor

CANYON - Lonn Reisman picked up his 450th win as head men's basketball coach at Tarleton State Saturday night, as his Texans (15-3, 3-0) upended West Texas A&M 69-56 in Lone Star Conference South Division play.

The Texans, winners of 10 of their last 11, won for the fifth time in their last six trips to the First United Bank Center and stayed unbeaten in the South. They handed WT its first home loss of the season. The Buffs were previously 8-0 at home. The all-time series between the schools is now even at 16 wins each.

If win No. 450 couldn't come back at home at Wisdom Gym, Reisman says he couldn't have picked a better spot for it to come on the road.

"It is a sweet feeling to do it here against a program that's been tremendous in our conference for many years," Reisman said. "I give God all the glory and thank Him for all he's he's done for my career and in my life."

It took a second half surge by the Texans for Reisman to reach the milestone win, as Devon Hills tied the contest at 31-31 with a three just before the first-half buzzer and Tarleton scored 17 of the first 21 after the break to make it 48-35.

WT regrouped and stormed back with an 8-0 surge, but just when it appeared the Buffaloes had the momentum, Tarleton answered.

It was 48-43 until Effran Bryant, who led all scorers with 19, scored five points as part of a 11-0 Texan run that pushed the lead to 59-43.

Donta Smith had what Reisman called the biggest basket of the night during the run, grabbing an offensive rebound and slamming down a thunderous dunk that appeared to put an exclamation mark on the Tarleton win.

"It was a signature dunk that said we weren't going to lose tonight," Reisman said. "The whole team, both on the court and all the way down the bench, felt it. That's when we put the hammer down, I thought."

The Texan lead grew to 18 at 61-43 before WT scored 11 of the final 17 in the closing minutes.

Tarleton shot an impressive 68.4 percent in the second half to finish 59 percent from the floor for the game. WT, which was led by Joe Mincey with 18 points, shot 41.3 percent for the night.

Hills, who scored 16, was huge in the opening half. He scored seven straight on his own to give the Texans a 23-21 edge after WT had rebounded from an early 6-0 hole to take a 21-16 lead.

Tarleton was up 6-0 at the start because of back-to-back treys by Bryant.

Tarleton, which is alone in first place in the LSC South, returns home Wednesday for a battle against rival Abilene Christian.

Women's Basketball News
Box Scores and Statistics

Wildcats fall to Rambelles
'Belles rock rival ACU
Zias corral Mustangs in dominating performance
Mustangs fall at Eastern New Mexico, 70-56
TexAnns unable to complete comeback, fall 74-69 to Lady Buffs
Lady Buffs Battle For Win Over Tarleton, 74-69
Bronchos drop Aggie women, 89-69
Bronchos Roll Over Cameron
Big second half lifts NSU over Lady Tigers
RiverHawks Rout East Central
Southeastern Cruises to 109-76 Win

A&M-Commerce Loses to Southeastern Oklahoma State, 109-76
Pioneers stay undefeated in conference with a road win
Women Lose to TWU, 78-65

TexAnn comeback falls short at WT
Sports Editor

CANYON - No. 11 West Texas A&M (19-2, 3-1) saw a 17-point lead all but disappear but held on to knock off No. 24 Tarleton State (15-3, 2-1) 74-69 in Lone Star Conference South Division women's action at the First United Bank Center Saturday afternoon.

West Texas A&M led 53-36 with 14:54 remaining before Tarleton began to chip away, pulling within three at 68-65 with 47 seconds left. The Lady Buffs held on, however, connecting on six straight free throw attempts in the final 32 seconds to seal the deal.

The win was the 13th in 14 games for WT, while Tarleton, which hasn't won in Canyon since 2000, saw its streak of three straight victories snapped. The Lady Buffs are now alone in first place in the LSC South, while Tarleton is tied with Abilene Christian and Texas A&M-Kingsville just half a game back. The TexAnns host ACU Wednesday night.

Jamie Simmons poured in 22 points to lead WT, which shot 54.3 percent from the floor. Megan McLain scored 18, Joni Unruh had 17 and Holly Isaacs added 10, giving the Lady Buffaloes four in double figures.

Tarleton, which led 9-0 at the start before being outscored by 14 the rest of the first half, was led by Morgan Stehling with 18 and JoAnne Jones with 16 while Shelby Adamson added 12.

The Lady Buffs' first lead came with 9:07 remaining in the opening half when Simmons hit a jumper to make it 15-14. Tarleton led just once more the rest of the way at 20-19. The score was tied at 27-27 before WT went on a 9-0 run to capture the momentum. Tarleton scored four straight to pull within five before Isaacs was true on a layup with only three seconds on the clock to make it 38-31 at the half.

Tarleton scored the first three points of the second before the Lady Buffs began their stampede, scoring 15 of the next 17 to build an insurmountable 53-36 lead.
The TexAnns slowly cut into the deficit, finally pulling within seven when a Stehling lay-in made it 61-54 with 6:16 still to play. But WT scored the next five to jump back ahead by 12.

The Lady Buffs led 68-60 until a three by Tarleton's Sundberg and a two by Stehling had the TexAnns down by just three with 47 seconds left, but WT clinched the win with its late free throw parade.

Recruiting News
Shawn Onyechi (RB Deer Park HS) is hearing from Abilene Christian, Eastern New Mexico and Angelo State as well as several FCS teams.

Football News
Consistency, integrity and winning: Lasting legacy
Five years later, they all have adjusted to life after football.

That may surprise some who assumed football was their life. For parts of four decades — starting in the early 1970s — Jerry Vandergriff, Mike Martin and Si Southall coached football at Angelo State University. Tim Reid joined them in 1982.

They built a unique football program marked by consistency, integrity and winning. They put up 29 winning records in the 34 seasons since Vandergriff arrived first in 1971. They helped win an NAIA national championship in 1978. They guided three ASU teams to the NAIA playoffs and four Rams teams to the NCAA Division II playoffs.

In the 1980s, they presided over the winningest college football program in Texas at any level.

But in 2004, following a third consecutive losing season, Vandergriff resigned as head coach.

“We had reached that point where it was time for something to happen,” Vandergriff said. “If I hadn’t done it, someone else would have had to.”

ENMU football schedule set for 2010
Eastern New Mexico University’s 2010 football schedule has been announced as the Greyhounds prepare to move from the Lone Star Conference’s South Division into the North Division for the first time.

The Hounds, who went 3-8 overall and 0-6 in the South in 2008, will have six home games, beginning with the Aug. 28 opener against NAIA member Southern Nazarene (6-5 last season), a perennial contender in the Central States Football League.

Rumor Corner
There is a report from Footballscoop that West Texas A&M Offensive Coordinator Scott Parr and Texas A&M Commerce OC Dan Lounsbury are being considered for the same position at Sam Houston State, with Parr a certain finalist.

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