ISLANDERS HEAD SOUTH TO FACE TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team will play its final game before the holiday break on Saturday when they travel to Edinburg to take on the Texas-Pan American Broncs. Tip-off is set for 5 PM at the UTPA Fieldhouse.
The Islanders come into the game following a win against Incarnate Word last Sunday in the Dugan Wellness Center. TAMUCC trailed early but made a strong second half push to win the game by a 62-51 final and improve to 5-3 on the season. They outscored UIW 39-21 in the second half to secure a tough victory in their first-ever game in Dugan.
Shaye Montgomery led the Islanders with 13 points while Elisa Beagle just missed a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Jade Davis scored 11 points to bring her season scoring average to 11.6 points per game. Deziree Green grabbed six rebounds in the game and leads the team in rebounding with 7.8 per game.
The Broncs come into the game with a 2-9 record after downing St. Edward's 68-41 last Sunday. The other win came against Jackson State, a 49-48 overtime game against an opponent the Islanders have also faced this season. TAMUCC played JSU in the Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic, taking a 57-44 win over the Tigers.
After the Saturday game, the Islanders are off until a Dec. 28 double header at the American Bank Center. That Monday, the men's team will play Oklahoma Panhandle State University at 4:30 PM, followed by the women's team hosting Houston in a 7 PM contest.
Fans can listen to all the action by tuning in to ESPN 1230 AM as Yannis Koutroupis does play-by-play for the game.