March 2, 2010

ISLANDER WOMEN SET FOR SHOWDOWN AGAINST LAMAR ON SENIOR NIGHT

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team has several storylines playing out on Wednesday night at the American Bank Center. The islanders will be looking to avenge an early season loss to Lamar while looking to keep their Southland Conference championship hopes alive by beating the Lady Cardinals. It will also a first and a last, the first-ever televised home game for the women's basketball program and the last home game for five Islander seniors.

The game is slated as the Southland Conference Game of the Week and will be the first home conference game to be on TV for either the men's or women's program. Making their one and only home TV appearance will be center Elisa Beagle, guards Shaye Montgomery and Deziree Green and forwards LaToya Thomas and Diandra Torres.

In addition to being senior night, the TAMUCC Athletic Department is holding a "Go Blue For $2" promotion with all tickets being just $2 as the Islanders look to break the all-time attendance record for a women's home game.

The Islanders are currently 18-9 overall and sitting at 10-4 in Southland Conference games. The Lady Cardinals lead the league with a 12-2 Southland record and 22-6 overall on the year.

Last time out, TAMUCC lost a 69-68 heartbreaker to the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks on Stripes Court. That loss dropped them out of second place in the conference and forces them to need help to win a Southland Conference championship. In order to win the title, the Islanders must win their final two games, have SFA lose one and have Lamar lose its final two contests. The Lady Cardinals play at TAMUCC on Wednesday and then return home for a game against Nicholls to end the season.

Lamar is coming off of a 66-63 road win over UTSA this past weekend. Jenna Plumley leads the Lady Cardinals at 15.1 points per game and was named the Southland Conference Player of the Week on Monday. Plumley scored 30 points and 10 assists against UT Arlington on Wednesday and followed it up with 16 points to lead her team to the win over UTSA.

Yannis Koutroupis will call the action on KCCT 1150 AM and live stats will be available by visiting www.GoIslanders.com. With the game being televised, any fan receiving the Southland TV channel will be able to watch the game live and fans can also watch online by visiting the Southland website at www.Southland.org.