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from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
January 14, 2013

Welcome back Schreiner Community, and Happy New Year. We hope that you had a happy and healthy break! Although the semester is just beginning, our basketball teams are in mid-season form and have a bunch of home games over the next eight days. Both teams are coming off very successful outings and are playing their best basketball of the year right now. With these home games at Edington Center, they could use some “home cooking” and support from the Mountaineer faithful over the next week. If you have time in your busy schedules, please come out and support our SU teams as they push for spots in the ASC Tournament.

Here’s a quick recap of recent games:

MEN’S BASKETBALL – went 2-0 this past week, winning convincingly at Howard Payne, 65-43, and then beating Sul Ross State on the road, 63-61. With the wins, SU vaults into competition for the third seed in the ASC playoffs (top four teams make the tournament). At 5-5 in ASC play, and with seven of their remaining 10 games at home, the Schreiner men look to be in solid contention for a second straight ASC postseason berth. The Mountaineers thoroughly dominated Howard Payne last Thursday and then turned a five point halftime deficit into a six-point lead with a minute to play at SRSU. In both cases, strong defense and intense rebounding led to the wins. Sophomore Travis Pflughaupt fought off foul trouble in each game to average 17 points and 7.5 rebounds while junior A.J. Myres averaged 12 points to lead the offensive effort.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – went 1-1 last week, losing a tough game at ASC West leader Howard Payne (48-43) and dominating Sul Ross State on the road, 67-42. Using a starting lineup of three freshman, one sophomore and one junior, SU continues to show marked improvement defensively and on the glass and has become much more consistent in their effort and that is showing in a strong second half start to the season. Schreiner rallied from a deficit to take a late lead, 43-42, at HPU on Lindsey Peterson’s three-pointer but HPU scored the game’s final six points to pull out the win. Against SRSU, the Mountaineers had their most dominant conference game in quite a few years. SU scored the first 16 points of the game and led 62-28 with just over six minutes to play. Freshman Katie Isom had back-to-back double doubles and averaged 15 points and 11.5 rebounds while Peterson averaged 11.5 and eight rebounds, nearly triple her average. Freshman Brooke Sanders scored 18 points on Saturday to lead the way for SU.

Here’s the schedule for the next eight days:

Tuesday, Jan. 15:
MEN’S BASKETBALL vs. University of Dallas (Edington Center) at 7:00 pm

Thursday, Jan. 17:
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Concordia-TX * (Edington Center) at 5:30 pm
MEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Concordia-TX * (Edington Center) at 7:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 19:
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor * (Edington Center) at 1:00 pm
MEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor * (Edington Center) at 3:00 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 22:
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Texas Lutheran * (Edington Center) at 5:30 pm
MEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Texas Lutheran * (Edington Center) at 7:30 pm

Go Mountaineers!!!

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