Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
February 11, 2010

It was a great weekend for the SU Basketball teams. Both teams played outstanding ball and each picked up a win vs. Sul Ross State. The baseball team also got its season going and looked solid against national power Trinity, taking one of three games and being very competitive in the other two. The men's and women's tennis teams get started this weekend. This Saturday, it will be Senior Day for SU Men's Basketball. It will be the final home appearance for seniors Ralph Turner, Chris Buckley and Aaron Hamilton. We hope you can come out and support the Mountaineers in their final 2010 games. If you can come out to the game, please think about bringing a teddy bear for the Todd's Teddy Bear drive. While SU students, faculty and staff get in free, community members can get into the game for free with a teddy bear. All fans who bring one will get a wrist band from SAB. The games are at 1 pm and 3 pm in Edington. Here's a quick rundown of last week's action:

MEN'S BASKETBALL: went 1-1 last week. Lost to Howard Payne (57-76) and beat Sul Ross State (80-66). What a difference two days make. After a rough night against a comparable Howard Payne team, SU bounced back with a terrific game and win vs. upper tier Sul Ross State in commanding fashion. Four Mountaineers were in double digits, led by sophomore Trevor Conner (18 pts). SU crushed the Lobos on the glass by a 37-20 margin, including grabbing 16 offensive rebounds. Freshman Javian Johnson had 9 rebounds and Conner had 8.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: went 1-1 last week. A string of strong efforts finally paid off for SU as the women had a big second half lead and overcame a scoring slump to post a double digit win over SRSU on Saturday, 58-47. The win avenged a tough loss the week prior at Sul Ross when Schreiner led in all statistical categories, yet somehow had to deal with a gross disparity in fouls (28-12) in a close loss. Earlier in the week, Schreiner played another solid game against #25 Howard Payne, was down only four at the half before falling behind in the second frame. The team also got good news in that leading scorer Hannah Burleson was able to return from surgery and played Saturday.

BASEBALL: went 1-2 against Trinity this weekend. Facing some of its toughest competition this year, SU was competitive against the powerful Tiger squad. Schreiner loss that series opener at Trinity, 15-10, bounced back with a strong 9-3 win later that afternoon and then the two teams played at Mountaineer Field on Sunday. Trinity got a big lead early and withstood a late SU rally for a 8-5 series-clinching win. In the Saturday win, sophomore Jesse Paredes, sophomore Eric Bukowski (win) and senior Eric Wehmeyer combined to control the TU bats. Freshman Pete Trevino (.455 batting average), junior J.P. Garcia (.444) and freshman Curt Jaeger (.375) had strong weekends at the plate.

The schedule for the week ahead:

Thursday, 2/11:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL at Concordia-Texas * (Austin, TX) at 5:30 pm
MEN'S BASKETBALL at Concordia-Texas * (Austin, TX) at 7:30 pm

Friday, 2/12:
MEN'S JV BASKETBALL at Victoria College (Victoria, TX) at 6:30 pm

Saturday, 2/13:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor * (Edington Center) at 1:00 pm
WOMEN'S/MEN'S TENNIS vs. LeTourneau (Cree Tennis Complex) at 1:00 pm
BASEBALL (dh) vs. UT-Tyler (Mountaineer Field) at 1:00 pm
MEN'S BASKETBALL vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor * (Edington Center) at 3:00 pm

Monday, 2/15:
JV BASEBALL at Wharton JC (Wharton, TX) at 1:00 pm

Hope you can come out and support your Mountaineers!!!
Home games are free for SU students, faculty and staff.

Go Mountaineers!!!

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