TAMIU Sports Notes
The Week Ahead
Texas A&M International University will play its next five games
at the TAMIU Kinesiology and Convocation Building, beginning with conference
contests against Huston-Tillotson on Saturday and Houston Baptist on Monday.
Houston Baptist stands at 4-2 overall entering Tuesday's conference
opener against Huston-Tillotson. HBU was ranked fifth in the NAIA Top-25
poll before dropping consecutive games to fourth ranked Union (Tenn.)
and number one ranked Southern Nazarene. The Huskies, who advanced to
the Final Four of the NAIA National Tournament last season, have won five
straight Red River Athletic Conference titles. TAMIU is 1-2 all-time against
HTC and 0-3 against HBU.
TAMIU's 61-point first half in Monday's win over Bacone College was
the third-best offensive half in the two-year history of the program.
The Dustdevils recorded two 60-point halves last season, both times in
wins over UT-Permian Basin. TAMIU scored 62 second half points in a 105-77
home win over UTPB and 66 second half points in a 102-88 road win over
the Lady Falcons ... Junior Marili Santos came close to a double-double
against Bacone, finishing with season-high totals in points (10) and rebounds
Santos registered one double-double last season ... Sophomore Trisha
Hill achieved the second-best offensive outing of her career in the win
over Bacone, finishing with eight points. Hill scored a career-high nine
points in a win over Southwestern Assemblies at the end of last season
... TAMIU went 8-3 in home conference games last season. The Dustdevils
won eight straight conference home games after dropping the opening two
contests to Houston Baptist and Texas Wesleyan. The home winning streak
was broken with an 84-80 setback to Huston-Tillotson in the regular season
finale for both teams.
The Week Ahead
After playing six of its first seven games on the road Texas A&M
International University will open a four-game Red River Athletic Conference
homestand against Huston-Tillotson on Saturday before hosting conference
power Houston Baptist on Monday. TAMIU went 5-6 on its home court against
conference opponents last season.
Huston-Tillotson's record fell to 0-7 overall (0-1 RRAC) after Monday
night's 85-69 loss to St. Edward's. Houston Baptist (3-4) opens conference
play at home on Tuesday night against Paul Quinn College. HBU has won
six straight RRAC regular season titles with a string of seven straight
trips to the NAIA National Tournament. TAMIU is 1-1 all-time against HTC
and 0-2 against HBU.
TAMIU registered a school-record 66 rebounds in Monday's 77-72 overtime
win over Bacone. The previous record of 61 rebounds was established against
Langston last season. Seven players registered five or more boards against
Bacone, with senior Keith Simpson leading the way with a season-high 11
rebounds ... Several reserves turned in solid performances against Bacone.
Michael Starks finished with a season-high five rebounds, Bo Aluka with
a season-high eight rebounds and three steals and Reggie Lopez with a
season-high six points and two rebounds ... Keith Simpson finished with
17 points and 11 rebounds against Bacone, marking his first double-double
of the season and third for his career ... Senior Kyle Edwards recorded
a TAMIU single-game record five blocks against Bacone. Edwards had recorded
four blocks in a game earlier this season while Keith Simpson and Antoine
Smith recorded four blocks in a game last season ... TAMIU has a four-game
home conference winning streak entering the 2004-05 RRAC home opener against
Huston-Tillotson on Saturday. The Dustdevils finished last season with
consecutive conference wins over Jarvis Christian, Wiley College, Southwestern
Assemblies and Huston-Tillotson on the home court.
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