In the second semifinal of the Lone Star Conference Tournament, West Texas A&M and Texas A&M University-Commerce played a thrilling five set affair for a spot in the championship match on Saturday afternoon. The Lions were unable to end their nine match-losing streak to the Lady Buffs.
A&M-Commerce was just the second team all season to push the Lady Buffs to a fifth set. The Lions won the first set 25-21, dropped the second set by the same score, won the third 27-25, dropped the fourth 25-19 and came up just two points short in set five, 15-13.
Texas A&M University-Commerce held its own for the first 30 minutes against Division I opponent Sam Houston State, but the Bearkats wore down the Lions over the final 10 minutes to notch an 85-64 victory at Johnson Coliseum.
The Cooper Bulldogs have their sights set on the Area Championship Title. Their challenger is the 7-4 Henrietta Bearcats. The black and gold team is located near Wichita Falls and has been coached by Byron West for the past eight years. The Bearcats are led by their 6' 2", 165 lbs senior quarterback Conner Fletcher.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball team has advanced to the second round of the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament, following the Lions' defeat of Eastern New Mexico on Thursday night.
Some game notes from the A&M-Commerce Athletics Department:
FIRST SERVE The Lions and Lady Buffs will meet for the third time this season in the LSC Semifinals with a berth in the the championship match on the line. The Lions beat the TexAnns in the quarterfinals on Thursday night in four sets.
The Lone Star Conference released its 2013 postseason football honors with 15 Lions recognized for their performances on the field. Texas A&M University-Commerce was headlined by junior Charles Tuaaubeing named both the J.V.
The Lions and TexAnns will face each other for the third time this season in the First Round of the Lone Star Conference Tournament in the four versus five match-up. The winner gets a shot at the number one seed and host, West Texas A&M.
A&M-Commerce's quest for a 6-0 start to the 2013-14 season seemed in serious jeopardy early in the second half as the Lions found themselves trailing Dallas Baptist by 13. But once again, another second half rally pushes A&M-Commerce to victory as the Lions outlast the Patriots 72-67 at the Field House.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team, coming off its first winning season (7-4) in 12 years under new head coach Colby Carthel, has qualified for a postseason bowl game.
The Lions will face Harding University of Searcy, Ark., in the inaugural Live United Texarkana Bowl. The game will be played at noon on Sat., Dec. 7 at Razorback Stadium in Texarkana, Ark. Profits made above the expenses will benefit the United Way of Texarkana.