March 3, 2009

ISLANDERS TRAVEL TO LAMAR FOR SLC GAME

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team will travel to Beaumont to take on the Lamar Lady Cardinals in the second-to-last game of the regular season. Tipoff is set for Wednesday at 7 PM.

The Islanders are in a three-way tie for eighth place in the conference standings with Sam Houston and McNeese State as each have 5-9 SLC marks. TAMUCC holds the tie-breaker advantage over Sam Houston, who closes the regular at Northwestern and Texas, but are on the wrong end of the tie-breaker against McNeese State. The Cowgirls finish off with a game Southeastern on Wednesday and at home on Saturday versus Central Arkansas.

Assuming the Islanders and Sam Houston State have matching results down the stretch, TAMUCC need a combination of at least one win and two Cowgirl losses or two wins and one McNeese loss to qualify for the tournament.

The Islanders come into the game with an overall record of 10-17 and a 5-9 mark in SLC action. They are coming off a road loss to Stephen F. Austin by a 87-54 score.

The Lady Cardinals come into the game with a 18-9 record overall and a 9-5 record in SLC games. The Lady Cards last faced UTSA, losing a 77-45 game at home.

The Islanders are led in scoring by Jade Davis with a 13 points per game scoring average. Myeisha Myles adds 10 points per game for the Islanders while leading the team in rebounding with an eight rebounds per game average. The Lady Cardinals top scorer is Nikki Williams, who leads the team with a 14.4 scoring average.