The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team could use a victory this week in order to qualify for the Lone Star Conference tournament. The Lions tip off against Texas Woman's University tonight in Denton and close the regular season at home against Tarleton state on March 1.
A&M-Commerce can clinch a trip to the Lone Star Conference Tournament with a win in either game this week and a loss by Eastern New Mexico versus West Texas on Saturday. The Lions can make the tournament in other ways based on tiebreakers.
Tyrie Wooten hit three straight free throws with 10.7 seconds remaining and the A&M-Commerce Lions held defensively to squeak out an 83-82 win over West Texas A&M on Saturday at the First United Bank Center.
The win, coupled with a loss by Cameron, bumps the Lions (17-8, 6-7 LSC) into sole possession of fifth place in the conference standings with one game to play. It also marks the first time the Lions have picked up a win over the Buffaloes (10-15, 2-11 LSC) in Canyon since the 2005-05 season.
The A&M-Commerce Lions overcame a sluggish start and never trailed in the second half, evening the season series with Eastern New Mexico with a 78-71 win over the Greyhounds Wednesday at The Field House.
The Lions (16-8, 5-7 LSC) picked up consecutive wins in conference play for the first time this season, and head into the regular season’s final two games just a game back of third place in the LSC.
Head coach Colby Carthel and his staff will welcome their second signing class at A&M-Commerce on Wednesday, Feb. 5, on the 2014 National Signing Day the first day high school seniors can sign National Letters of Intent with their chosen school.
The Commerce football and basketball teams, along with their neighbors from Caddo Mills, will be heading west to face new district opponents Dallas Life Oak Cliff, Red Oak Life, Scurry-Rosser and Sunnyvale.
Greenville, meanwhile, will enjoy a more East Texas theme, with the Lions joining Hallsville, Longview, Longview Pine Tree, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Sulphur Springs and Texarkana Texas High.
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LaDon Carnegie put in 23 points and the A&M-Commerce Lions snapped a three-game losing streak with a 93-84 win over West Texas A&M on Saturday at The Field House.
The win also snapped a six-game losing streak for the Lions (13-5, 2-4 LSC) in the series with the Buffaloes (8-9, 1-5 LSC). Carnegie finished with 23 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the field, hitting all four three-point tries and five of six free throw attempts. He also added seven rebounds and five assists.
Devondrick Walker set career highs in points and made three-pointers, but a late Eastern New Mexico run helped the Zias defeat Texas A&M University-Commerce 83-78 on Jan. 22 at Greyhound Arena in Portales, N.M.
Eastern New Mexico used two scoring runs to defeat Texas A&M-University-Commerce 90-76 on Jan. 22 in Portales, N.M. The Zias (6-8, 4-1 Lone Star Conference) started 0-of-10 from the floor before rallying to defeat the Lions (3-12, 2-4).
The knockout punch came in the form of a 20-1 run over a 4:48 span in the second half that allowed the Eastern New Mexico to withstand a 15-2 run by A&M-Commerce over the last 3:56 to get the win.
Will Cook hit a pair of foul shots with 27.6 seconds left and the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions came up empty on their final two possessions to give the Aggies a 69-66 win at Aggie Gym on Wednesday night.
The win gives the Aggies (9-5, 3-0 LSC) their first 3-0 start in conference play in league history and extended their home win streak over the Lions (12-4, 1-3 LSC) to four games.
It is the first time the Lions have dropped consecutive games this season.
Texas A&M University-Commerce (3-11, 2-3 LSC) saw a 14-point lead with 3:18 to play get cut all the way to 3, 76-73, and Cameron (8-5, 0-2 LSC) having the ball in position to tie the game with under 40 seconds to play. The Lion defense came up with the key stop they needed and Breanna Harris iced the game with a layup at the other end with four seconds to play.
The win ends a six game losing streak for the Lions at Aggie Gym and gets them back-to-back wins over Cameron –dating back to last season- for the first time since winning eight straight from 2005-09.