NACOGDOCHES, Texas (Press Release)– Stephen F. Austin is off to the best start the program has had since 1999, where they continued onto a 19 game win streak that seated them as Southland Conference Champions and sent them through the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Ladyjacks currently hold a 11-2 record with a ten game win streak, the best in Southland Conference standings. SFA is game-by-game making a name for themselves as they garnered 18 votes in this week’s College Insider Mid-Major Top 25. The Ladyjacks are still holding on to their NCAA ranking as well. They are currently ranked fourth and sixth for free throws attempts and makes, respectfully. The Ladyjack defense is also holding strong to their fifth place turnovers forced mark and are now 17th in steals per game.
Senior Taylor Ross was one rebound shy from her first triple-double last Monday when the Ladyjacks faced the McNeese Cowgirls. Ross completed the game with 28 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds. She is number four on the NCAA charts for her number of free throws made and attempted. Redshirt junior Stevi Parker garnered her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds, and she is seventh in the Southland Conference for rebounds in a game (7.5). Senior Brentney Branch had her seventh double-digit game with 16 points and went 100% (3-3) of the free throw line.
Scouting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is coming off a 74-54 loss to Nicholls on Monday night. The Islanders started neck and neck with the Colonels, who scored 22 points in the first quarter compared to the Islander’s 20, but they could not hold pace through the end of the game. Corpus Christi shot a near season-high 45.8% from the field, but had 21 turnovers. Senior Camesha Davis was the only Islander in double-digit figures as she collected 10 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Dae Dae Evans had a career high eight points against Nicholls.
This All-Time series record between SFA and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 18-3 with SFA leading on a 13 game win streak. The series started back in 2003-04 when Corpus Christi joined the Southland Conference. The game was at home, but was a 72-69 loss for the Ladyjacks. Since then SFA has an 8-1 record at home against the Islanders.
After the SFA vs. Corpus Christi rout, the Ladyjacks will travel to Abilene next week for a game against the 8-6 Abilene Christian Wildcats. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CT on Jan. 5th.