Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
January 21, 2010

The Mountaineer Basketball teams have their final home series of a long stand that saw them play six of seven games in Edington Center. After tonight, SU goes on the road for the next three games before returning for two games in three days in early Feb. Tonight's games are at 5:30 pm (women's) and 7:30 pm (men's). Here's a quick recap and schedule for the next week.

MEN'S BASKETBALL -  went 1-1 last week. Defeated Hardin-Simmons 83-64, and lost to McMurry, 74-64. The team has been playing solid defense and that has resulted in more wins since the beginning of 2010. Against HSU, Schreiner held them to less than 35% from the field and crushed the Cowboys on the boards, 43-24. Senior Aaron Hamilton led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points followed by sophomore Tyrie Prince with 12 (and 9 rebounds). Sophomore Trevor Conner had 10 points and 10 boards. McMurry was able to shoot 45% from the field which allowed them to pull away late in the game for the road win. Junior Riley Battle and Conner tied for team-high honors with 12 points each.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - went 0-2 on the week. The loss of leading scorer, sophomore Hannah Burleson due to surgery, has continued to hurt SU. In both games last week, Schreiner fell behind by a significant margin early. Against HSU, the Mountaineers rallied but couldn't overcome the deficit and eventually saw HSU pull away. Against McM, Schreiner never got back into the game. SU's outstanding defensive performances early in the year, were dented against both recent opponents as HSU shot 51%. While the Mountaineers held McM to a more normal 38% shooting, SU was beaten 43-25 in rebounds and had 31 turnovers. Freshman Colby Adolph (11 points) led SU vs. McM and freshman Mercedes Corona (12 points) did the same against HSU.

The schedule for the next week:

Thursday, 1/21/10:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL vs. Concordia-Texas * (Edington Center) at 5:30 pm
MEN'S BASKETBALL vs. Concordia-Texas * (Edington Center) at 7:30 pm

Saturday, 1/23/10:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL at Mary Hardin-Baylor * (Belton, TX) at 1:00 pm
MEN'S BASKETBALL at Mary Hardin-Baylor * (Belton, TX) at 3:00 pm

Thursday, 1/28/10:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL at #25 Howard Payne * (Brownwood, TX) at 5:30 pm
MEN'S BASKETBALL at Howard Payne * (Brownwood, TX) at 7:30 pm

Saturday, 1/30/10:
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL at Sul Ross State * (Alpine, TX) at 1:00 pm
MEN'S BASKETBALL at Sul Ross State * (Alpine, TX) at 3:00 pm

Go Mountaineers!!!

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