Women's basketball: Cameron and Midwestern State
Cameron (9-9, 1-7 LSC) at A&M-Commerce (3-15, 2-7 LSC)
Wednesday - February 5 - 5:30 p.m.
The Field House - Commerce, Texas
A&M-Commerce (3-15, 2-7) at Midwestern State (13-7, 5-4)
Saturday - February 8 - 4 p.m.
D.L. Liggon Colliseum - Wichita Falls, Texas
Live Stats: Lionathletics.com/sidearmstats
Live Audio: ketr.org (Charlie Chitwood, play-by-play)
A&M-Commerce will try to sweep the season series with the Aggies on Wednesday and win their third in the series overall. The Lions will then try to sweep Midwestern State on Saturday for the first time since the 1995-96 season. A win for the Lions would also be the first time since winning four straight from 2005-09 that the Lions won back-to-back games versus the Mustangs.
The Lions are now 20-19 versus Cameron with the win earlier this season. The last time the Lions won two straight versus the Aggies they rattled off six more in a row from 2006-10. Before the Lions win this season versus the Mustangs the Lions had dropped the previous six meetings. Prior to that, the Lions won four consecutively from 2005-09 with two going to overtime. The Lions have won all three meetings between the two schools that have gone to overtime.
SCOUTING THE AGGIES
The Aggies have only won once since the calendar turned to 2014. But that one win was a big one as it was at Tarleton State back in mid-January. That win could loom large when conference tournament time comes and is used in tie breakers. Since that win the Aggies have dropped two straight, with losses at home to Angelo State and at the buzzer at Midwestern State. At the halfway point in the conference slate, the Aggies are last in ppg (64.0) but third in scoring defense (69.3).
#10 Jazzmine Robinson: 12.1 ppg / 6.3 rpg / 1.7 apg / 1.3 spg
#12 Chelsea Stamp: 10.1 ppg / 0.8 rpg / 43.7% 3PT FG / 42.9% FG
#25 Ali Brown: 9.2 ppg / 5.6 rpg / 0.5 bpg / 70.2% FT
SCOUTING THE MUSTANGS
The Mustangs play at Tarleton State before the Lions go up to Wichita Falls on Saturday. As of now the Mustangs are riding a three game winning streak after losing three of four including a overtime loss to the Lions at The Field House, 71-64, back in mid-January. Midwestern State ranks fourth in scoring (70.1) and fifth in scoring defense (65.5).
#11 Andrea Carter: 14.9 ppg / 8.7 rpg / 2.1 spg / 52.8% FG
#25 Kirsti Degelia: 11.2 ppg / 2.7 rpg / 3.0 apg / 35.6% 3PT FG
#33 Dianna Jones: 10.2 ppg / 2.3 rpg / 4.8 apg / 36.4% 3PT FG
DIXON CHASING 1,000 POINTS
Seniors, Danielle Dixon continues the climb towards 1,000 career points. Dixon is just four points away from the milestone and would become the 10th Lion to reach the mark. Dixon would also join teammate Breanna Harris in club. They would be the only the second set of teammates to reach 1,000 points.
HARRIS NEWEST LION TO REACH 1,000 POINTS
Senior forward, Breanna Harris is the newest Lion to reach 1,000 career points. Next on the scoring list is Stacey Norell (1989-93) with 1,034 points Harris is just 16 points behind Norell.
HARRIS CONTINUES TO GRAB DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Harris continues to put up great production so far this season for the Lions. Harris is averaging 15.9 points and 10.6 rebounds in 18 games so far. Harris has recorded double-doubles in eight of 18 games. Harris has already set the program record for double-doubles in a career with her 34 in a Lion uniform. Only three other Lion players have ever recorded 10 more double-doubles during their careers.
HARRIS NOW FOURTH ON REBOUNDING LIST
Senior forward Breanna Harris is now fourth all-time in rebounding with rebounds in her Lion career. Katedria Mosley is the all-time leader with 841 rebounds. Harris already owns two of the 11 best rebounding seasons in Lions history and is now 149 away from the record. Harris is only eight rebounds from becoming just the fourth Lion to grab at 700 rebounds.
HARRIS AMONG LEADERS IN ALL DIVISON II
Harris ranks 21st in rpg (10.4), 10th in field goal percentage (60.5) and t-38th with 7 double-doubles.
50 ASSISTS FOR PEGUE
Freshman guard, Alize Pegue recorded her 50 assist of the season versus Texas Woman's and becomes the seventh player to reach 50 in single season under Nicole Anderson.
LIONS AMONG LSC LEADERS
PPG: Harris - 15.9 (2nd), Oliver - 10.2 (17th)
RPG: Harris - 10.6 (2nd), Hearne - 5.9 (12th)
Leaupepe-Tele - 5.6 (14th)
FG%: Harris - 58.6% (2nd)
FT%: Harris - 65.3% (13th)
Assists: Pegue - 2.8 (12th), Johnson - 2.3 (19th)
Blocks: Leaupepe-Tele - 0.7 (5th)
Steals: Hearne - 1.6 (8th)
The LAST TIME....
The Lions scored 100:
12/13/08 - A&M-C (W) vs. A&M-K, 101-75
Lions score 90:
11/20/10 vs. Midamerican Christian, L 97-94
Lions Score 80:
11/12/13 vs. SE Oklahoma, L 85-83
Lions shoot 50% FG:
12/17/13 vs. Henderson St. L, 79-74
Lions outrebounded and win:
12/19/13 vs. Ouachita Baptist, W 68-64
Lions 10+ Reb Margin in Win:
1/4/14 vs. Midwestern State, +15, W, 71-64 ot
Lions won by 10+ points:
vs. TWU, 63-52, (11/28/12)
Lions win after trailing at halftime:
1/4/14 vs. Midwestern State (down 2)
LIONS RECORD WHEN...
Lions outrebound: 1-8
Lions commit less turnovers: 1-6
Lions score 60 or fewer: 0-5
Lions score 61-75 points: 2-7
Lions score 75+: 1-41
Lions shoot more FTs: 1-4
Games decided by 5 points or less: 2-5
Games decided by 6-10 points: 1-0
Games decided by 10+: 0-10
Overtime record: 1-0
Trailing at the half: 2-10
Leading at the half: 1-4
Head Coach: Nicole Anderson
Anderson enters her fifth season at the helm of the A&M-Commerce Lions women's basketball program. Expectations have been raised for Anderson and the Lions after last season's nine win improvement from '11-'12. The turn-around also earned Anderson Co-Coach of the Year for the Lone Star Conference a season ago.