HUNTSVILLE, WALKER COUNTY The defending Southland Conference champion Bearkat women’s basketball team opens its 2013-14 home schedule Friday at 11 a.m. when Sam Houston play host to Louisiana-Lafayette at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
The Bearkat women opened their non-conference schedule last week with a tough road trip to Arkansas. Sam Houston lost to the Arkansas Razorbacks 81-45 Friday then just missed knocking off a fellow 2013 WNIT participant Arkansas-Little Rock Sunday.
UALR edged the Kats 69-65 after Sam Houston had rallied from 12 points down to cut the margin to three in the final minute.
Two starters and five other lettermen return from last year’s squad that earned SHSU its first Southland women’s basketball regular season championship in 26 years in the league. The Bearkats made their first Southland tournament finals appearance and earned a berth in the WNIT.
Five veterans comprise the Kats’ starting lineup this season with 6-3 Angela Beadle at the post, 5-10 Nyha Carter at forward and 5-11 Jazmin Wiley, 5-7 Jasmine Johnson and 5-5 Amanda Barnes on the perimeter.
Beadle became the fourth player from Sam Houston to earn all-tournament honors last March in Katy. Through two games the junior from Austin leads the Kats in both scoring (15.0) and rebounding (6.5).
Johnson is a three-year starter from Missouri City who is averaging 11.5 points per game.
Louisiana-Lafayette brings a 2-0 record into Friday’s contest with wins of 80-68 over Nebraska-Omaha and 72-62 against Southern.
Jasmin Mills, a 6-1 forward, leads the Ragin’ Cajuns with 18.0 points a game.
Friday’s contest is the first of three consecutive home games for the women at Johnson Coliseum. The Bearkats play host to Houston Baptist Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. and then meet A&M-Commerce in the annual “Pack the House” elementary school game at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22.
Tickets for Sam Houston women’s basketball games are available now online at www.gobearkats.com or at the SHSU athletic ticket office in the Ron Mafrige Field House at Bowers Stadium. The ticket office telephone is (936) 294-1729.
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