February 2, 2010

ISLANDERS PREPARE FOR UT ARLINGTON IN ANNUAL PINK ZONE GAME

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team will be suiting up in special pink uniforms on Wednesday night when they take on the defending Southland Conference Champion UT Arlington Mavericks in a conference showdown. The uniforms will be a part of the annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone game.

The Islanders come into the game off of a thrilling 76-69 overtime victory against Sam Houston State and look to continue their march through the Southland Conference schedule. They are now 13-6 overall and 5-1 in Southland Games, their best start ever in the conference. UT Arlington sits at 8-11 on the year and 3-3 in Southland play.

In the game against Sam Houston State, the Islanders set two new career-highs against the Bearkats when Lauren Smith scored 17 points and Deziree Green grabbed 15 rebounds. They had both previously set their career-high in the categories against Texas State last season.

Jade Davis continues to lead the Islanders in scoring with 14.5 points per game overall and an 18.5 average since the start of conference play. Adrienne Scott is the only other player averaging double-digits at 11.9 per game. Elisa Beagle leads the team in rebounding with an 8.2 per game average.

TAMUCC will be looking to keep pace with Lamar as the Lady Cardinals lead the Southland with a perfect 7-0 record. The Islanders are in sole possession of second place with their 5-1 record. The next closest competition is Stephen F. Austin and Central Arkansas with both teams sporting a 5-2 record.

Fans can follow the action online through the Blue Zone as Yannis Koutroupis calls the game or through live stats on www.GoIslanders.com.