March 6, 2010

ISLANDER WOMEN DOWN UT ARLINGTON TO CLOSE OUT SEASON, REACH 20 WINS

Arlington - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team won a 65-57 contest over the UT Arlington Lady Mavs on Saturday afternoon. The win wraps up the season and gives the Islanders program just its second 20-win season in their history.

The team finishes the regular-season with a 20-9 record overall and a 12-4 record in Southland Conference games. The Lady Mavs fall to 14-15 on the season and 9-7 in Southland contests.

Adrienne Scott led all Islanders with 16 points in the game, 12 of those coming in the second half. Jade Davis added 13 and Shaye Montgomery ended up with 12 as the other Islanders in double digits. Deziree Green led the team in rebounding with 10 in the contest.

"Adrienne had struggled a little bit so she was due," said head coach Robert Robinson. "She had a little bit of a breakout game heading into the Southland Tournament."

In the first half, neither team could find a rhythm as they played a low-scoring period with neither team leading by seven points. The Islanders went into the half down one at a 26-25 score.

TAMUCC came out firing in the second half, kicking off a 27-8 run on a Scott jumper to regain a 27-26 lead. The Islanders kept coming, building up as many as an 18-point lead nine minutes into the period. The Lady Mavs tried to got back into the game and cut the lead to as little as seven points with 4:02 left in the game but would never get any closer. TAMUCC eventually won by eight with the 65-57 final.

"The post players were slashing and we had more ball movement," said Robinson. "That is what really got us going and allowed shooters to have more open shots."

The Islanders now wait to find out their opponent in next week's Southland Conference Tournament in Katy. The Islanders will be the No. 3 seed in the tourney and will play their first game on Tuesday.