Ladyjacks Host SE Louisiana at 4 p.m Saturday in the William R. Johnson Coliseum
Jan. 7, 2006
NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack basketball team (7-5/1-0 SLC) will look to start off the Southland Conference season 2-0 and win its third consecutive game when SFA hosts Southeastern Louisiana tonight in the William R. Johnson Coliseum. The Lady Lions come to town with a 3-7 (.300) overall record and are 0-1 in conference play after falling to Texas-San Antonio, 75-56, Thursday night at the Convocation Center. Southeastern Louisiana has won two of its last three contests. The game against the Lady Lions is slated to begin at 4 p.m.
The Coaches: Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack head coach Lee Ann Riley is 67-59 (.532) in her fifth season with SFA. She is 198-117 (.625) in her 11th season as a head coach. Southeastern Louisiana head coach Lori Davis Jones is 32-59 (.352) in her fourth season with the Lady Lions. Jones is 210-156 (.574) in her 12th season as a head coach.
SFA vs. the Lady Lions: The Ladyjacks have dominated the all-time series against Southeastern Louisiana, owning a 17-2 (.895) overall record, but the Lady Lions have had the advantage recently. Southeastern Louisiana recorded its first victory in school history over SFA with a 73-72 decision last season in Hammond. The Lady Lions went on to sweep the season series recording a 62-60 victory at the buzzer.
Double-Double: Senior LaToya Mills recorded her fourth double-double of the season, and the 23rd of her career Thursday night as she scored a season-high 28 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. It is the sixth time this season that Mills has scored at least 20 points in a game, and the third time in the last four. The 28 points are the most by a Ladyjack since Mills scored 30 points against Jackson State last season. Mills is averaging 21.3 points per game over the team's last four games, which includes a four-point outing at Tulsa.
Career-High: Junior Charity Egenti came off the bench to score a career-high nine points in the Ladyjacks' league-opening victory over Nicholls State Thursday night. She also recorded three rebounds, three steals, two blocks and an assist in 15 minutes of action.
Playing the Point: Although sophomore point guard Nikki Carr scored all 12 of her points in the first half Thursday night, she continued to be productive in the second half. Carr finished the game with 12 points on 5-of-7 (.714) shooting, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out seven assists and also had a block and a steal.