A&M-Commerce senior forward Darrell Williams picked up his second Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors after averaging 25 points per game and 17 rebounds per game in a pair of Lion weeks last week.
Williams, a Chicago, Ill., native notched back-to-back 20 point scoring games with 24 points and 26 points in a pair of Lion wins during the week. The senior paced the A&M-Commerce with 24 points and a staggering 21 rebounds in a 91-61 win over Arlington Baptist.
The Lion women (7-5 overall; 2-1 in LSC) continue their lengthy defense of the Field House this Wednesday, when they will put their three-game winning streak on the line against the visiting Cameron Aggies (4-7 overall; 1-1 in LSC).
Texas A&M University-Commerce will be represented in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl by wide receiver Vernon Johnson and running back Joe Bergeron on American team under former NFL head coaching great Mike Holmgren. The game will be played in Sat., Jan. 17, in Carson, Calif.
A&M-Commerce women's basketball (7-5 overall; 2-1 in LSC) kicked off its home stand in style, handily defeating the visiting Angelo State Rambelles (5-8 overall; 0-3 in LSC) to extend their winning streak to three games and move above .500 in LSC play.
LaDon Carnegie sparked a second half surge with 22 points in the final frame to lead the A&M-Commerce men's basketball team to their first Lone Star Conference win of the 2014-15 season, a 87-71 rout of Texas A&M-Kingsville Thursday night.
A&M-Commerce women's basketball (6-5 overall; 1-1 in LSC) picked up its first win against LSC-competition on Thursday and climbed back above .500, holding on to defeat the A&M-Kingsville Javelinas (0-12 overall; 0-2 in LSC) 68-65 in a tightly contested game.
Led by senior forward Darrell Williams 24 points and 21 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season and first 20-20 game the A&M-Commerce men’s basketball team got back to its winning ways with a 91-68 thrashing over Arlington Baptist Monday night in the Lions’ 2015 home opener in the Lion Field House.
A&M-Commerce (5-5) ended its losing streak in emphatic fashion on Monday night, breaking the 100 point plateau for only the sixth time in school history and scoring the third-highest point total in school history in a 104-73 drubbing of Arlington Baptist (6-4).
The Lions had four players reach double-digits, out-rebounded the Patriots 54-31, had less than half of Arlington Baptist's turnovers (27 for ABC, 13 for A&M-Commerce) and nearly doubled up in steals (15 to 8) in a game that the Lions won in nearly all phases.
Former four-year A&M-Commerce linebacker, Danny Mason, signed a future contract with the Denver Broncos that will enable him to be with the Broncos during the offseason and the 2015 preseason. “It feels just like I always dreamed it would,” an elated Mason said. “Not only are the Denver Broncos the best team in the NFL, but they have also been my favorite team since I was in the sixth grade. It is a blessing for my dream to become my reality.” Mason, who played in four games for the Lions from 2009-2012, will join the Broncos roster on March 10.
The A&M-Commerce men's basketball team looks to right the ship after suffering a narrow loss to open 2015 at Midwestern when the Lions welcome Arlington Baptist to the Field House for the 2015 home opener Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
Fast-break Points About A&M-Commerce
- The Lions saw their seven game win streak snapped after a 61-57 loss at Midwestern State.
The streak was highlighted by back-to-back wins over top 25 opponents with a 68-67 win over No. 11 Cal.-Baptist and a 74-64 win over No. 17 Dixie State in the CBU Thanksgiving Classic.
Women's basketball (4-5 overall; 0-1 in LSC) will make its long-awaited return to the Field House on Monday, as the Lions look to snap their three-game losing streak and climb back up to .500 on the season when Arlington Baptist College (6-3) comes to town.
The A&M-Commerce men’s basketball team is set to close out the 2014 calendar year Friday at 7 p.m. in The Field House against Henderson State as the Lions continue to ride their current six-game winning streak.
After being outscored 47-38 in the first half, A&M-Commerce responded with a second half defensive stalwart performance limiting Southern Arkansas to only 17 points in a 71-64 come-from-behind victory Monday night over the Muleriders in a nonconference game in the W.T. Watson Center to push the Lions winning streak to six games.