Third Week of Women’s Basketball League Play Begins Tonight

first_imgAbilene Christian hosts Houston Baptist (4-9, 0-3 SLC) tonight at 7 p.m. and Northwestern State (5-10, 0-4 SLC) on Saturday at 2 p.m. Additional Storylines Saturday, Jan. 13A&M-Corpus Christi at New Orleans*, 2 p.m.Northwestern State at Abilene Christian*, 2 p.m.McNeese at Southeastern La.*, 2 p.m.Houston Baptist at Sam Houston State*, 3 p.m. (ESPN3) UIW at Stephen F. Austin*, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)Central Arkansas at Nicholls*, 6 p.m. Roaring 20s: Brown (24.3) and Southeastern Louisiana senior Taylin Underwood (22.7) are the only two players in the conference averaging 20-plus points per game against league opponents. Preseason favorite Lamar (8-6, 3-1 SLC) aims to get back on track on the road against Southeastern Louisiana (1-13, 0-3 SLC), having dropped its lone league contest to Central Arkansas last week. Mid-Major Votes: All three current undefeated teams received votes in the latest Mid-Major Top 25. This Week’s Matchups Wildcat Scoring: Abilene Christian’s 4-0 league record is paced by an 82.2 scoring average per game. Sophomore Breanna Wright ranks sixth in the conference with 17.0 points per game in league play while junior Sara Williamson averages 15.5. Sophomore Dominique Golightly ranks 11th with 14.8 per game. Week 10 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – The third week of Southland Conference play for women’s basketball tips off tonight with six matchups. Three undefeated teams put their records to the test tonight and Saturday – Central Arkansas (11-4, 4-0 SLC), Abilene Christian (10-4, 4-0 SLC) and Stephen F. Austin (11-3, 3-0 SLC). National Rankings: New Orleans senior Randi Brown ranks ninth in the nation in points per game, averaging 22.6 in 15 overall games while leading the Southland with 24.3 per game in conference play. Lamar junior Chastadie Barrs continues to dominate the national leaderboards in steals, topping Division I with 6.21 swipes per game and 87 overall in 14 games. Wednesday, Jan. 10Central Arkansas at UIW*, 6 p.m.Nicholls at McNeese*, 6:30 p.m.A&M-Corpus Christi at Sam Houston State*, 6:30 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at New Orleans*, 7 p.m.Lamar at Southeastern La.*, 7 p.m.Houston Baptist at Abilene Christian*, 7 p.m. UCA has back-to-back road games this week against UIW (3-11, 2-1 SLC) tonight at 6 p.m. CT and Nicholls (7-8, 2-2 SLC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Sugar Bear Stops: Central Arkansas has leaned heavily on its trademark defense this season again, holding conference foes to a league-best 45.0 points per game and .307 field goal percentage. UCA takes a six-game win streak into week three. SFA hits the road tonight as well for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Southland’s leading scorer in New Orleans (6-9, 2-2 SLC) senior Randi Brown (24.3 points per game) before returning home to host UIW on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. * Southland Conference gamelast_img