February 17, 2010

ISLANDERS TRAVEL TO UTSA LOOKING FOR SEASON SWEEP

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team will look to keep sole possession of second place in the Southland Conference on Wednesday night when they travel to San Antonio to take on UTSA. The Islanders also hope to sweep the season series after beating the Roadrunners by a 52-48 final at the Dugan Wellness Center earlier this season.

TAMUCC sits at 16-7 overall and 8-2 in Southland games while UTSA is just a game back in the standings at 13-10 overall and 7-3 in Southland contests. The all-time series now favors the Islanders by a 6-5 margin after the victory earlier this season broke a 5-5 deadlock between the teams.

The Islanders are coming off of an emotional 81-80 victory that saw them trailing by five points to Sam Houston State with 1:05 left in the contest. A Jade Davis three pointer and an Elisa Beagle free throw got them to within one point with just 14 second in the game. Beagle missed a free throw, got her own rebound and then put up a 16-foot jumper to give the Islanders an 81-80 lead with just 10 seconds left. TAMUCC created a turnover on the next possession and eventually won the game by the same 81-80 score.

The shot by Beagle also marked her 1,000th career point for the Islanders, becoming just the fifth player to do so in the program's history. She is fifth all-time in points, sitting behind Terra Andrews with 1,550, Kristin Rogers at 1,459, Kirbria Lewis at 1,270 and Nicole Duncan with 1,124 career points.

Jade Davis leads the Islanders in scoring this season at 14.5 points per game average, good for seventh in the Southland. Beagle upped her production to 8.4 per game after her 16 points against Sam Houston State while Adrienne Scott is the only Islander besides Davis in double digits at 11.4 points per game. Beagle continues to lead the team in rebounding at 7.8 per game.

UTSA is coming off of a 78-71 loss to UT Arlington that knocked them out of a second-place tie with the Islanders. They are led in scoring by Whitney York at 14.3 points per game. Judy Jones leads the Roadrunners in rebounding at 7.0 per game.

Yannis Koutroupis will call the action for the Islanders on KCCT 1150 AM as they look to pick up another conference road win on Wednesday night. Fans can also visit www.GoIslanders.com for live stats and video.