Ladyjacks Return Home to Host Lamar
Jan. 10, 2007
NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack basketball team jumped out to a successful start in Southland Conference action beating its first two league opponents. The two wins wrapped up a successful six-game road trip that saw SFA record a 4-2 (.667) mark and bump the Ladyjacks to 10-5 (.667) on the season. SFA will look to keep its modest three-game win streak alive Thursday when it hosts Lamar (6-8/1-0 SLC). The Lady Cardinals enter the game having won their last three contests. The game will begin at 7 p.m. from the William R. Johnson Coliseum.
SFA vs. the Lady Cardinals: The Ladyjacks are 39-2 (.851) all-time against Lamar. SFA swept all three meetings between the two schools last season, and have won 14 consecutive. The Ladyjacks last setback in the series was a 76-62 decision during the 1998-99 season. SFA recorded a 54-53 victory in the first round of the 2006 Southland Conference tournament the last time these two teams met in Nacogdoches.
Riley vs. the SLC: Ladyjack head coach Lee Ann Riley has compiled a dominant record against Southland Conference foes. Riley is 65-25 (.722) against the SLC teams during the regular season.
92 Down, Eight To Go: SFA head coach Lee Ann Riley is approaching another milestone. With her team's two victories to start the Southland Conference schedule, Riley is only eight wins shy of her 100th career win at SFA.
Home Sweet Home: The Ladyjacks are one of the nation's all-time winningest teams at home, with a 349-86 (.802) all-time record. The Ladyjacks have won 26 of their last 31 games at home and were a perfect 14-0 at home last season. The Ladyjacks are 4-1 (.667) at home this season. Thursday's game against Lamar will mark the team's first game in the William R. Johnson Coliseum in more than a month (Dec. 7, vs. North Texas).
SLC Home Openers: The Ladyjacks are 12-1 (.923) in Southland Conference home openers dating back to the 1993-94 season. SFA has won the past two conference home openers, with the lone setback coming during the 2003-04 season to McNeese State.
Double-Double: Senior Charity Egenti posted a double-double in consecutive games this week. She came off the bench to score 18 points and grab 19 rebounds against Nicholls State. She followed that up with 10 points and 10 rebounds at Southeastern Louisiana.
Freshman Sensation: Freshman Whitney Cormier is making an early push for SLC Freshman of the Year honors. Cormier led the Ladyjacks with a career-high 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the team's victory over Southeastern Louisiana. It marked the second time this season that Cormier has scored at least 20 points in a game. She is currently third on the team averaging 9.4 points per game.
Crashing the Boards: The Ladyjacks were dominant on the boards in their past two games. SFA outrebounded Nicholls State, 57-26, Thursday. The Ladyjacks followed that up by outrebounding Southeastern Louisiana, 54-34. It marks the fourth time this season that SFA has recorded at least 50 rebounds in a game. The Ladyjacks are currently tops in the Southland Conference in rebounding margin (+6.2).
Inside Force: Charity Egenti has really become a force to be reckoned with in the low post. The 6-3 senior is currently sixth in the conference averaging 14.6 points per game, leads the conference averaging 9.2 rebounds per game and is currently tied for second in the SLC averaging 1.60 blocks per game.
Arc Angel: Junior Nikki Carr is among the school's list of elite three-point shooters and she is only a junior. She is currently ninth all-time with 83 career three-pointers.
Up Next ... The Ladyjacks return to action Saturday against Southeastern Louisiana. The game against the Lady Lions is slated to begin at 6 p.m. from the William R. Johnson Coliseum.