Ladyjack Game Notes: at Houston Baptist
Nov. 28, 2011
Stephen F. Austin at Houston Baptist
LAST TIME OUT
MARIONS BREAKS 3-POINT RECORD: With six made three-pointers, only one short of a personal best, against Southern Miss on Saturday, senior guard Tammara Marion became the all-time leader in made three-pointers (184), passing former Ladyjack Dayna Reed’s previous record of 178.
DOING IT WITH D: It may be just five games into the season but the depth and improved athleticism on the Ladyjacks is shining through, especially on the defensive side of the ball. SFA is top three in every defensive category in the Southland Conference: scoring defense (2nd- 54.6), opponents field goal percentage (2nd- .380), opponents three-point field goal percentage (2nd - .226), rebound margin (1st- 5.4 per game) and steals (1st- 11.6 per game).
MARION HONORED: College Sports Madness chose Tammara Marion as their Southland Conference Player of the Week following her monster performance of 25 points and six made three-pointers in SFA’s 66-65 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday. Marion hit a jumper with five seconds remaining that proved to be the gamewinner.
HARRIS GETS THE STARTING NOD: Freshman forward Daylyn Harris got the first start of her career Friday against Georgia Southern and followed that up with another start Saturday against USM. Harris had eight points and two steals in 22 minutes of action against the Eagles but did committ seven turnovers.
PRESEASON POLLS: With one of the top recruiting classes in the nation, the Ladyjacks earned four first-place votes in the coaches’ poll and three more in the SID poll and a second-place finish; however, each poll has UTSA in the top spot in the league’s West Division.
MARION PRESEASON ALL-SOUTHLAND: Tammara Marion was named to the all- Southland Conference preseason first team on Wednesday while the Ladyjacks were selected to finish second in the SLC West according to the preseason polls of league coaches and sports information directors. Marion, who was a second team all-conference selection last year, ranked third in the conference in 2010-11 in scoring (16.1).