ISLANDERS HOST FIRST HOME GAME OF THE NEW YEAR

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team gets a much needed break from the road this Saturday, as they play host to the Northwestern State Lady Demons at the American Bank Center.

The Islanders have played their last 10 games on the road after a Nov. 24 home game against North Texas.

The Islanders are coming off of a tough loss that saw them nearly overcome a 23-point first-half deficit against Texas State before falling by a 69-65 score.

The loss sent the Islanders to 5-9 on the season and evened their Southland Conference record at 1-1.

Jade Davis scored a career-high 21 points in the game against the Bobcats, raising her average to a team-high 12.9 points per game. Defensively, Myeisha Myles leads the Islanders with 6.9 rebounds per game. Shaye Montgomery is tops on the team in steals with 1.85 per game and in assists with 3.15 per game.

The Lady Demons come into the game with a record of 10-5 overall and 2-0 in SLC play. They have won four-straight games overall.

Last time out, they beat Southeastern La. by a 66-43 score at home.

They are led in scoring by Demetria White with an 11.1 points per game average. Courtney Shead leads the Lady Demons with 7.1 rebounds per game and also leads the SLC with a 2.2 blocks per game average.

The Islanders hold a 2-0 all-time series lead over the Lady Demons, including a 73-65 win last season in Natchitoches, La.

The game will be broadcast on 1150 AM KCCT with the call by Matt Hicks.