Thursday, January 13, 2011

LSC Roundup 1-13

Cardinals state case in dominating style - Pat Turner, San Antonio Express News
Chris Johnson and his Incarnate Word teammates went into Wednesday's Lone Star Conference South Division opener with West Texas A&M determined to make a statement.

First, they wanted to bounce back from last week's loss to Texas A&M-Commerce. But mostly, the 12th-ranked Cardinals wanted to show they're a serious contender in the South Division.

Johnson, a Brackenridge product, helped his team make those points, leading the Cardinals to a 78-61victory over the previously unbeaten Buffaloes at the McDermott Center.

Johnson put up 15 points with 12 rebounds and was one of five UIW players scoring in double digits. Shaun Umeh led the Cardinals with 16 points. Tracy Robinson knocked in 14 points, while Eric Stewart (12 points) and Deleon Hines (11 points) did their part.

“We wanted to show what we can do,” Johnson said. “Losing the game at Commerce was a downer for us. Coming back and winning this one was big for us. This sets a big tone for us.”

Perfect no longer: WT takes a hit - Amarillo Globe News
Rams rein in MSU in upset - Nathan Wright, San Angelo Standard Times
Late free throw sinks Mustangs in OT- Times Record News
Hounds beat Javelinas in division opener - Dave Wagner, Portales News-Tribune
Bronchos Get Past SWOSU - UCO Sports Information
Tigers survive Savage Storm comeback for 74-73 win - ECU Sports Information
Reaves, RiverHawks Snap Skid - NSU Sports Information

Aggie Women Rally Together to Knock Off No. 6 Northeastern State, 58-55 - Cameron Sports Information
If the final 18 seconds of a game ever told the story of the game as a whole, the Cameron Aggies women’s basketball team (8-7, 1-0) told quite a tale as they knocked off No. 6 Northeastern State (11-2, 0-1) Wednesday night in Aggie Gym.

After sophomore guard Alexis Williams drained two free throws late in the game to put the team up 58-55, the Aggie women were able to hold the RiverHawks from attempting the game-tying three point shot for 18 seconds with constant pressure and tight defense.

When the buzzer finally sounded, an elated Cameron squad rushed out to the court to celebrate the historic victory.

“In my younger days as a coach, I would’ve gone into that locker room after the game and told the girls to forget about this one and get ready for the next game,” said Head Coach Tom Webb. “But for this one, I’m going to let them enjoy it while I watch tape on the game tonight.”

Late Surge Lifts Bronchos - UCO Sports Information
W. Basketball: Storm Hold Off Rival ECU for 94-88 Win - SOSU Sports Information
TWU opens conference play with win at Texas A&M-Commerce - TWU Sports Information
Simmons sparks WT to win in South opener - Amarillo Globe News
Burst of energy lifts Rambelles - Nathan Wright, San Angelo Standard Times
Drought hurts MSU - Times Record News
Zias win LSC opener - Clarence Plank, Clovis News Journal

No 'off' in offseason for ASU's Tidwell - Nathan Wright, San Angelo Standard Times
Garrett Tidwell may have only thought his football days were behind him when the Angelo State University football team ended its season with a 49-35 victory against Central Oklahoma on Nov. 13.

The senior return specialist from Boyd, however, still had some work to do.

First, the postseason accolades came. Then he got the chance to participate in two postseason all-star games.

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