January 13, 2010

ISLANDERS GO FOR 2-0 SOUTHLAND START AGAINST BOBCATS

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team will look to cross win number two off the list in their quest for a Southland Conference championship on Wednesday night when they face Texas State on Stripes Court. The game is set for a 7 PM start at the American Bank Center with the Islanders looking to improve to 2-0 in Southland play.

"This game will be key for us in order to win our league," said head coach Robert Robinson. "You have to win all these games at home."

The Islanders are 9-5 overall on the season and 1-0 in Southland game after picking up a dominating 86-65 win over Central Arkansas last Saturday. The Bobcats of Texas State come into the game with a 4-8, 0-1 record after dropping a close 66-60 decision against defending SLC Champion UT Arlington in San Marcos.

"It is a huge motivating thing for our kids," said Robinson. "We need to have a good start and get a win before we hit the road for our next two."

TAMUCC won its first conference game for the fourth-straight time, having never lost a Southland opener after starting their fourth year in the league against UCA.

TAMUCC looks to repeat an impressive performance after dismantling the UCA Sugar Bears, who came into the game with the best record in the Southland, on Saturday afternoon. Deziree Green led the way, scoring 15 points in the first half on her way to 17 for the night as the Islanders won by 21 points. The 17 points were a season-high for her. In addition to Green, Adrienne Scott scored 13 points while Shaye Montgomery and Myeisha Myles scored 11 apiece.

"If you look at the stats for our last four or five games, we have had somebody different come up big for us," said Robinson. "Whether it is Deziree with her 17 points against UCA, Shaye scoring 23 in back-to-back games or Elisa with her double-doubles, it seems like every other game we have kids stepping up."

Three players come into the game averaging more than 10 points with Jade Davis leading the way at 12.1 per game. Right behind her is Scott who is scoring 11.9 ppg with Elisa Beagle rounding out the trio at 10.4 per game.

Texas State is led in both scoring and rebound by Chika Ofoegbu at 7.5 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Yannis Koutroupis will webcast the game on the Blue Zone stream and live stats will also be available at www.GoIslanders.com.