Shaina Howard, PG, Sr., Louisiana College
Louisiana College senior point guard Shaina Howard (Scott, La. / Acadiana HS) had a career-high19 points and an ASC single-game season-high 10 steals to fuel a 86-56 win over LeTourneau to extend the nationally-ranked Lady Wildcats' winning streak to 10 games. Her steal total tied a program record and was just two shy of the ASC mark. Howard also added three assists and two steals.
Taylor Tucker, F, So., Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mary Hardin-Baylor sophomore forward Taylor Tucker (Montalba, Texas / A&M Consolidated HS) averaged 27 points, 16 rebounds, two steals and two blocks over two conference road games, including a 88-84 double overtime win against Concordia Texas. Tucker had a pair of double doubles, each with at least 24 points and 15 boards, and also hit 22 of 26 free throws. She leads the conference with 10.7 rebounds per game – the only player in double digits.
OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES:
Texas-Dallas G Christina Brosnahan had 20 points and six rebounds in a loss to Texas-Tyler. . . . Mississippi College F Elizabeth Brooks had 12 points and three steals on a win over LeTourneau. . . . East Texas Baptist F Mary Slaughter averaged 13 points and seven boards over a 2-0 week. . . . Ozarks G Chelsea Glasscock averaged 13.5 points – including seven 3-pointers – over two losses. . . . Hardin-Simmons G Alexis Popelar averaged 24.5 points – hitting 19 of 22 free throws – and 9.5 rebounds over a 1-1 week. . . . Concordia Texas G Brianna Smith averaged 16.5 points and 7.5 over a 1-1 week. . . . Howard Payne G Dana Marrs averaged 16 points and 2.5 assists over a 2-0 week. . . . Texas Lutheran F Chasmin Betters averaged 11.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists over a 1-1 week. . . . Sul Ross State G Asrelle Anderson averaged 14.5 points and three assists over two losses.
2012-13 ASC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK REVIEW
(Nov. 15-17) April Leonard, G, Fr., East Texas Baptist
(Nov. 19-25) Natosha Gottlieb, G/F, Sr., Louisiana College
(Nov. 26-Dec. 1) Natosha Gottlieb, G/F, Sr., Louisiana College
(Dec. 3-9) Jordyn Ferrell, G, Sr., Ozarks
(Dec. 10-15) Mary Slaughter, F, Sr., East Texas Baptist
(Dec. 17-21) Amanda Rucker, F, So., East Texas Baptist
(Dec. 28–Jan 1) (co) Andrea Ashley, F, Jr., LeTourneau
(co) Morgan Kilgore, F, Jr., Texas-Dallas
(Jan. 3-5) Ebony Williams, F, Sr., Mississippi College
(Jan. 8-12) Skylar Chenevert, F, So., Louisiana College
(Jan. 14-19) Brittany King, F, So., Texas-Tyler
(Jan. 22-26) Natosha Gottlieb, G/F, Sr., Louisiana College
(Jan. 29-Feb. 2) Shaina Howard, PG, Sr., Louisiana College
(Nov. 15-17) Tresta Donahoo, PG, Jr., Howard Payne
(Nov. 19-25) Alexis Popelar, G, Sr., Hardin-Simmons
(Nov. 26-Dec. 1) Tresta Donahoo, PG, Jr., Howard Payne
(Dec. 3-9) Alexis Popelar, G, Sr., Hardin-Simmons
(Dec. 10-15) (co) Chasmin Betters, F, Sr., Texas Lutheran
(co) Kayla Scott, G, Sr., Howard Payne
(Dec. 17-21) Alexis Popelar, G, Sr., Hardin-Simmons
(Dec. 28–Jan 1) Tresta Donahoo, PG, Jr., Howard Payne
(Jan. 3-5) (co) Tresta Donahoo, PG, Jr., Howard Payne
(co) Paige Parrish, G/F, Sr., Concordia Texas
(Jan. 8-12) Madi Hess, G, So., Concordia Texas
(Jan. 14-19) Joanna Daniel, G, So., Hardin-Simmons
(Jan. 22-26) Brianna Smith, G, Sr., Concordia Texas
(Jan. 29-Feb. 2) Taylor Tucker, F, So., Mary Hardin-Baylor
(Submitted by conference Sports Information Directors)
CONCORDIA TEXAS: Concordia (13-8, ASC 10-5), which has qualified for the ASC Tournament in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history, ended the week in a tie for second place in the ASC West Division standings after dropping an 88-84 double overtime decision to Mary Hardin-Baylor and beating Hardin-Simmons by a 65-58 score on the road ... Brianna Smith paced the squad by averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest ... She also led the team in 3-pointers made (3) and shot 88.9 percent from the line ... Concordia has not lost a game in regulation since dropping a 78-74 decision to Wisconsin-Stout on Dec. 29, 2012 ... The Tornados will host Texas Lutheran and Schreiner this week.
SUL ROSS STATE: The Lady Lobos were defeated by Schreiner 59-83 and Texas Lutheran 54-76 on January 31st and February 2nd. Sul Ross is 1-20, 0-15 ASC on the season.
LOUISIANA COLLEGE: LC jumped to #15 in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll as well as #22 in the USA Today Coaches' Top 25 Poll during the week … The Lady Cats pushed their season record to 19-1, and a perfect 14-0 in ASC play, as they played only one game during the week, an 86-56 victory over LeTourneau ... LC is #2 in the NCAA in scoring at nearly 90 points per game ... They led the country in scoring last year as well with an 86.6 PPG average ... They also currently rank #3 in scoring margin (28.5 PPG), #1 in steals (19.1 PPG), #4 in 3-point FG Percentage defense (22%), #2 in 3-pointers made per game (11.3), and #1 in turnover margin (16.26) … LC forced 46 turnovers against LeTourneau ... Senior Shaina Howard had the best game of her career against LeTourneau, going for a career high 19 points and tying a school record for steals with 10 … Jason Tinsley's current regular season home record stands at 32-0 ... Senior Natosha Gotlieb is only 11 assists away from being a member of the 200 assists club ... If she hits that mark, she would become the only player in ASC history to have 1,000 career points, 500 career rebounds, 200 career assists, 200 career steals, and 100 career blocks.
MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR: The Cru women went 3-3 on their six-game road trip to stay in the race for the fourth and final playoff spot from the ASC West Division. UMHB will now close out the regular season with four straight home games.
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE: The Mississippi College women's basketball team came from behind to defeat LeTourneau, 54-48, in a home conference game. After trailing 30-25 at halftime, the Lady Choctaws held the Yellow Jackets scoreless for the final 5:02 minutes to clinch the win. Senior Caitlin Brown led MC with 14 points, going 6-11 from the floor. Senior Elizabeth Brooks led the team with three steals, while fellow senior Ebony Williams had a team-high eight rebounds. The Lady Choctaws will hit the road at they face Texas-Dallas on Thursday and the Ozarks on Saturday.
TEXAS-DALLAS: The Comets (13-8, 9-6 ASC) will be happy to be returning this week after playing the last five games on the road. UTD is mired in a six-game losing streak, tying the fourth-longest such streak in program history. Last week, the Comets suffered road losses at Texas-Tyler (65-55) and East Texas Baptist (66-61) to extend the losing streak to 6 games for the first time since the 2003-04 season...The Comets will look to end that trend Thursday night with a home game with Mississippi College before hosting ASC East-leading Louisiana College Saturday afternoon.
TEAXS LUTHERAN: With three regular-season games to play, the Bulldogs control their own destiny for the fourth and final playoff spot out of the ASC West...TLU is tied in the loss column with Mary Hardin-Baylor for the fourth spot, and the Bulldogs have only a one-game lead over Schreiner...The Bulldogs have road games against Concordia Texas and UMHB remaining...TLU concludes its regular season on Thursday, Feb. 14 with a home game against Hardin-Simmons...TLU recognized its four seniors - Chasmin Betters, Ashley Robinson, Italy Taylor and Katy Scott - during a ceremony at Saturday's Sul Ross game.
EAST TEXAS BAPTIST: Most teams wins, 13, since the 2006-07 season when they won 22 and were the ASC East Division Champions...8 ASC East wins are the most since 2009-10 season where they had 10...The 54 team rebounds vs. Ozarks is the most on the year for ETBU...the 8 blocks vs. Texas-Dallas are the most in a game this year for ETBU...Jaimie Kadlecek has made 13 of her last 15 FTs.
OZARKS: Ozarks dropped both of its road games this week and made its playoff hopes dimmer. Ozarks played a solid first half against ETBU, but couldn't sustain the lead in the second half. Taylor Farmer scored 23 points in the loss. Ozarks shot 72 percent from the field in the second half and still lost 64-55 in Saturday's game against Texas-Tyler. Chelsea Glasscock drilled four three-pointers and scored 18 points. Ozarks will host three of its final four regular season games. Saturday's game against Mississippi College game has been designated as "Senior Day" with seniors Jordyn Ferrell and Chelsea Glasscock being honored after the game.
HARDIN-SIMMONS: HSU won a season-high six-straight games before the loss to Concordia on Saturday. The six-game winning streak is the most in a row at HSU since the 2006-07 when HSU won nine straight games. Alexis Popelar needs 14 points to pass Diana Martinez into 10th place in the HSU career scoring charts. She has 1203 career points. At her current scoring clip of 18.5 per game, Popelar has a good chance to get to seventh on the list - passing Martinez, Missy Davis, Melissa Henley and Lauren Harris. HSU's two point guards Coco Cartwright and Joanna Daniel are shooting a combined 43 percent from 3-point range. They have combined to make 55 3-pointers on the year. Unfortunately, both have missed significant time with injuries.
HOWARD PAYNE: Howard Payne extended their lead in the ASC West Division standings with wins over Texas Lutheran and Schreiner. The Lady Jackets hold a three game lead with four games remaining. Dana Marrs led the Lady Jackets for the week with 16.0 ppg. Marrs scored 18 and dished out four assists at Texas Lutheran. The starting shooting guard committed no turnovers in 51 minutes of action.