Mountaineer Update

from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director     
January 30, 2013

With winter weather returning outside, our basketball teams continue to stay warm indoors and are both trying to position themselves to reach the ASC postseason tournament next month. It would be the second straight trip for the men and would be the first time that the SU women have qualified for the ASC postseason tournament. With two home games each this week, these games will be important to both teams’ ability to qualify so please come out and support your Mountaineers. Also, at both games, our Student-Athlete Advisory Committee members will be collecting loose change for the ASC Make Change in 14 Days contest with proceeds going to benefit the Kerrville YMCA. More on game dates and times below.

Also, our spring sports are getting ready to start. The 2013 SU Baseball and Men’s and Women’s Tennis seasons begin this weekend on the road. Baseball plays its home opener next Monday. Softball and both golf teams will start soon as well.

Here’s a quick recap of recent action:

MEN’S BASKETBALL – coming off a very busy two week stretch that saw the team play seven games, SU went 5-2 over the span. The only losses were to the #1 team in the ASC (by 8) and at the co-#2 ranked team in the ASC West (by 4). SU is currently 5-2 in ASC West play and 7-7 in the conference overall. Anchoring the success is Schreiner’s commitment to defense. The Mountaineers are fourth in the league in the top defensive categories and sixth in defensive rebounding. SU features a balance scoring attack led by sophomore Travis Pflughaupt, junior A.J. Myres and sophomore Stevan Guerrero. Pflughaupt is averaging 12.5 points and over seven rebounds a game. Myres has been playing his best basketball the past three weeks and is averaging 10 points per game.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – the team’s 2-4 record over the past six games is deceiving. In addition to convincing wins at Sul Ross State and vs. Texas Lutheran, the Mountaineers have had three tough losses to the best teams in the ASC West. SU led at #1 ranked Howard Payne with less than two minutes remaining but lost by five. Schreiner led by double digits at home to #2 ranked Concordia but lost in overtime. At #3 Hardin-Simmons, SU rallied on several occasions in regulation and both overtimes but lost in the second extra period. This is the best basketball played by an SU women’s team in at least a decade, despite a starting unit of three freshmen, one sophomore and one junior. SU is also getting strong bench play from experienced players and rookies alike. Freshman Katie Isom has become one of the best first-year players in the league and leads the team (and is among ASC leaders) in scoring and rebounding. Sophomore Lindsey Peterson has gotten hot offensively and has become a strong presence on the glass in the second half of the season. Also coming on quickly is freshmen Brooke Sanders. SU is also getting great point guard play from converted (junior) shooting guard Bailey Harris.

The schedule for the week ahead:

Thursday, 1/31:
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Sul Ross State* (Edington Center) at 5:30 pm
MEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Sul Ross State * (Edington Center) at 7:30 pm

Friday, 2/1:
BASEBALL (Season Opener) at Southwestern (Georgetown, TX) at 7:00 pm

Saturday, 2/2:
WOMEN’S/MEN’S TENNIS (Season Opener) at Our Lady of the Lake (San Antonio, TX) at Noon
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Howard Payne* (Edington Center) at 1:00 pm
BASEBALL (DH) at Southwestern (Georgetown, TX) at 1:00 pm
MEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Howard Payne* (Edington Center) at 3:00 pm

Monday, 2/4:
BASEBALL (Home Opener) vs. Oklahoma Christian (Mountaineer Field) at 1:00 pm

Go Mountaineers!!!

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