SFA basketball is close to finishing the SLC season with six games left. Both teams will play Texas A&M Corpus-Christi on Wednesday, and the University of Incarnate Word on Saturday for a doubleheader in William R. Johnson Coliseum.
The Ladyjacks remain undefeated and No.1 in the SLC after defeating McNeese on Wednesday, 97-48, and Northwestern State on Saturday, 87-67. They will play TAMUCC at 7 p.m. in Corpus Christi at the American Bank Center. SFA fans can watch the game through the Islander Digital Network.
The Islanders women’s basketball team sits at No. 6 in SLC with a 12-11 overall and 6-6 conference record, currently riding a two- game losing streak. The team averages 63.8 points per game while the Ladyjacks average 73.3. The Islanders also have a low field goal percentage of .397 and a 3-point percentage of .288.
The defense is what the Islanders rely on, only allowing teams to score an average of 59 points. They also average 40.7 rebounds per game, 9.9 steals per game and four blocks per game.
Islander guard Dalesia Booth is the leading scorer for TAMUCC, averaging 12.5 points per game. She has had 11 double-digit scoring games with a high 33 points against Central Arkansas, and a double-double against New Orleans with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Alexes Bryant had also been finishing with high numbers. Bryant has had four double-doubles and averages 10.7 points per game. Her latest success was 15 blocks against Sam Houston, a game the Islanders won by five points.
In the doubleheader versus Incarnate Word, the Ladyjacks will be playing at 2 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on ESPN+. Incarnate Word is ranked No. 11 in the SLC with a 3-20 overall and 3-9 conference record. Their three wins were against New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana and McNeese.
Forward Starr Omozee has acquired four double-doubles this season. She has a .372 field goal percentage and averages 9 points per game. She also is the leading defender with 6.1 rebounds per game, 0.9 steals per game and 0.4 blocks per game. UIW averages 55.2 points per game and allows opponents to average 74.5 points per game.
The SFA men’s basketball team will play TAMUCC at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Incarnate Word at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in William R. Johnson Coliseum. Both games will broadcast on ESPN+ or fans can listen on Q107.7.
The Lumberjacks have dropped down to No. 6 in the SLC. TAMUCC is right behind SFA ranked No. 7. The Islanders have a record of 10-15 overall, 5-7 SLC record with a winning percentage of .400. The Islanders average 67.1 points per game and 36.5 rebounds per game.
Incarnate Word is ranked last, No. 13, with a record of 6-19 overall and 1-11 SLC record. Their one win was against Nicholls, 65-58. This is the second time SFA and UIW will play each other this season. The first time they played, SFA won 74-71. Although the Cardinals struggle to finish games, they have a .461 field goal percentage and a .331 3-point percentage.
Forward Christian Peevy for the Cardinals averages 13.1 points per game and has a field goal percentage of .533. Forward Charles Brown III averages 10.8 points per game with a field goal percentage of .559.
After the doubleheader, the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks will face Central Arkansas on Feb. 27, and Lamar on March 2.