TAMIU Sports Notes
Texas A&M International will open Red River Athletic Conference play with a
home game against Huston-Tillotson next Monday. Tip-off is scheduled for
7:30 p.m. at the Kinesiology and Convocation Building on campus.
TAMIU holds a 3-1 advantage in the all-time series with Huston-Tillotson.
The Dustdevils have gone 2-0 against the Rams in Laredo, winning both games
by double-digits. TAMIU defeated HTU, 91-76, last season on the home court.
The Program & Head Coach
The Texas A&M International University men’s basketball team is competing as
a third year program as members of the NAIA and Red River Athletic
Conference. Tarvish Felton (Southern Utah, 1999) was hired as TAMIU’s first
coach in September, 2002. He guided the Dustdevils to a 24-39 overall
record in the program’s first two years. After finishing 10th in the RRAC
regular season standings in 2003-04 the Dustdevils finished fifth in the
final conference standings last season, qualifying for the conference
postseason tournament for the first time. Felton has a career and school
record of 25-41.
Toy Drive Around The Corner
Texas A&M International University basketball will sponsor a Salvation Army
Christmas Toy Drive on Saturday, Dec. 17. Free admission will be offered to
TAMIU’s doubleheader against Houston Baptist for anyone donating a new toy.
Those donating will receive raffle coupons, which will be drawn at halftime
to award a wide variety of prizes. Amongst the prizes is a two-night
weekend stay at the La Quinta Inn & Suites on the loop. About Time, Inc.
and Special Electronics are donating the raffle prizes for the toy drive.
Junior Martell Lewis, a transfer from Cochise Junior College, ranks first in
the NAIA Division I ranks in blocks per game (3.3 bpg). He has recorded 10
blocks in three games, with at least three blocks in each game ... Another
transfer, junior Nick Ochoa, places in the top-25 of the NAIA rankings in
scoring (17.7 ppg). He has scored 18, 19 and 16 points in the first three
games of his Dustdevil career ... Senior Bo Aluka recorded a career-high
three blocks in last Saturday’s loss to Texas A&M-Kingsville. He had
previously recorded two blocks in a game twice last season.
Texas A&M International University will try to snap a three-game losing
streak when it opens Red River Athletic Conference play on Monday against
Huston-Tillotson. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at TAMIU’s Kinesiology
and Convocation Building.
Huston-Tillotson holds a 3-2 advantage in the all-time series against TAMIU.
The two teams split last season with TAMIU winning, 100-79, in Laredo and
HTU winning, 102-67, in Austin.
The Program & Head Coach
The Texas A&M International University women’s basketball team is competing
as a third year program as members of the NAIA and Red River Athletic
Conference. Head coach Marc García (Trinity, 1993) began the task of
building a new program in September, 2002. He guided the Dustdevils to a
31-34 overall record in the program’s first two seasons, with the Dustdevils
qualifying for the conference postseason tournament both seasons. García
has a career and school record of 34-37 .
Junior Jermina Tomlinson recorded registered 21 points and 10 rebounds in
Tuesday’s loss to St. Mary’s, marking her sixth career double-double. She
notched two double-doubles as a freshman and three as a sophomore ...
Tomlinson also recorded five steals against the Lady Rattlers, marking the
12th time in her 68-game career that she has registered five or more steals
in a game ... Sophomore Megan DeNure grabbed a career-high six rebounds in
the loss to St. Mary’s. Earlier this season she set a career mark with five
rebounds in a win over Universidad Regiomontaña. DeNure recorded a
season-high three rebounds in four games last season as a freshman.
(Source: TAMIU ATHLETICS)
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