The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team travels to Thibodaux, La. this weekend to take on Nicholls in a Southland Conference game at 2 PM on Saturday. The Islanders will be looking to extend their winning streak to four games and continue unbeaten all-time against the Colonels.
TAMUCC is 14-6 on the year and 6-1 in Southland play. The Colonels are 3-17 on the season and 0-8 in the Southland Conference. The Islanders hold a 3-0 advantage in the all-time series after winning last season's game by an 84-57 margin in Corpus Christi.
They are coming off of a thrilling 72-66 victory over UT Arlington in which they trailed by as many as 11 points with less than 10 minutes to go in the contest. The Islanders surged back to take the lead with just 52 seconds left to improve to 6-1 in conference play. It was the first time that they had beaten the Mavericks since joining the Southland Conference before the 2005-06 season and improved the series record to 8-4 all-time in favor of UTA.
The Colonels come into the game with two of the top four scorers in the Southland Conference in Ricshanda Bickham and Alisha Allen. Bickham is averaging 18.2 points per game and is second in the Southland while Allen is scoring at a 14.7 clip, good for fourth in the league. Despite the offensive production, the Colonels have struggled getting into the win column but are a dangerous team that lost by just six points to East-leading Stephen F. Austin in their last game. Bickham scored a career-high 33 points in that contest.
Jade Davis leads the Islanders in scoring with 14.6 points per game average, including a team-high 18 points against the Mavericks this past Wednesday night. Adrienne Scott is second on the team and the only other Islander averaging double-digits at 11.9 points per game. Elisa Beagle leads the team in rebounding by averaging 8.3 per game.
Yannis Koutroupis will call the game for the Islanders on ESPN 1230 AM KSIX. Fans unable to listen can visit the Nicholls website www.GeauxColonels.com for live stats.