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February 19, 2017
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USW Men Drop Home Decision
HOBBS, N.M. – Joby Jackson and Anthony Oliver each scored 10 points, but the University of the Southwest men’s basketball team lost 67-49 against Jarvis Christian Saturday evening in Red River Athletic Conference action.
USW struggled to find an offensive groove in the first half. The Mustangs shot 37 percent (9-of-24) from the field, including going 1-of-8 from beyond the arc. Conversely, the Bulldogs converted 46 percent of their shots (15-of-33) from the field, including hitting seven trey balls. JCC went into halftime with a comfortable 38-26 lead.
The Bulldogs controlled the tempo in the second half and outscored the Mustangs by a 29-23 margin.
For the game, USW connected on 31 percent (17-of-54) of its shots from the field.
Deon Fisher scored a team-high 16 points to lead the Bulldogs.
USW returns to the court Thursday and play host to Langston.
February 19, 2017
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USW Starts Fast, Unable to Keep Momentum in RRAC Contest
HOBBS, N.M. – An'Jolique Woodson dropped a game-high 22 points and hauled in eight rebounds, but the University of the Southwest women's basketball team dropped a 71-59 decision to Jarvis Christian Saturday evening in Red River Athletic Conference action.
There was a total of three leads changes and three ties, before the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half.
The Mustangs started quickly and led 15-13 after the first quarter.
JCC countered in the second quarter and outscored USW 19-14 and went into halftime with a 32-29 lead.
The Bulldogs seized control of the game in the third quarter and outscored the Mustangs 24-12.
Tamar Rodrigues added 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field. She also grabbed three rebounds and handed out two assists.
Jaylan Price-Johnson added seven points and hauled in four boards.
Stephanie Nwose scored 19 points to lead the Bulldogs.
USW returns to the hardwood Thursday, Feb. 22 and play host to Langston.
February 17, 2017
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USW Men Rally Falls Short Vs. No. 20 Wiley
HOBBS, N.M. – Joby Jackson scored a team-high 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field, however the University of the Southwest men's basketball team fell to No. 20 Wiley 77-67 Thursday evening in Red River Athletic Conference action.
The opening half was evenly matched with the Wildcats taking a 40-38 lead into intermission.
WC started the second half with a 14-4 run and opened a 54-45 lead. However, USW responded with a 15-6 of its own and cut the deficit to 60-58 with seven minutes remaining in the second half.
Despite nearly completing the comeback, USW was unable to generate enough offense in the remaining seven minutes and the Wildcats gradually pulled away.
Corey Martin added 15 points and was 7-of-7 from the free-throw line. Victor Haywood scored 10 points
and hauled in four rebounds.
Ricardo Artis scored 25 points to lead Wiley.
USW returns to the court Saturday evening against Jarvis Christian.
February 17, 2017
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Woodson Scores Game-High 14 points in Setback
HOBBS, N.M. – An’Jolique Woodson scored a game-high 14 points and grabbed six rebounds, however the University of the Southwest women’s basketball suffered a 73-36 defeat at the hands of Wiley Thursday evening in Red River Athletic Conference action.
The Wildcats opened a 26-11 first quarter lead and the Mustangs struggled to gain ground and were left looking at a 43-17 halftime deficit.
Tamar Rodrigues scored eight points and Stephanee Carrillo added five points and handed out two assists.
As a team the Mustangs shot 31 percent (15-of-48) from the field, while WC connected on 43 percent (27-of-62) of its shots from the floor.
Alexis Bernstine added 11 points to lead the Wildcats.
USW returns to the hardwood Saturday vs. Jarvis Christian.
Men's Soccer - Tue, Feb. 14, 2017 at 12:40 PM
Courtsey Cleburne Times-Review
ALVARADO — Two key members of the Alvarado Indians' soccer program signed with the University of the Southwest on Friday.
Alvarado's Trevor Stovall, the Indians' all-time leader in goals, and Edgar Guerrero will continue their careers for the Mustangs in Hobbs, New Mexico.
"It makes me excited for our program," Alvarado Coach Israel Stephens said. "No doubt, Edgar and Trevor have put in a lot of work since a real young age to become the players that they are. But to have our program be able to contribute to their development and, ultimately, their commitment to play at the next level is something we are very happy about. Our hope is that this is the beginning of a trend for our program."
In addition to the USW, Stovall said he had offers from Central Baptist University, Central Methodist University, Lubbock Christian University, Culvert Stockton University, St. Mary's University and Tabor College. Guerrero had offers from Midwestern State University, Swarthmore College, St. Edwards University and Tabor College.
Both Stovall and Guerrero said they decided on USW because of how comfortable they felt with the school and soccer program.
"A lot of my decision was where I felt I would excel most," Stovall said. "I weighed my options and went on a few visits. University of the Southwest just felt like home, plus I felt I would excel both academically and in soccer."
Guerrero said he thinks getting to play college soccer with one of his high school teammates will help ease the transition.
"It's awesome going to the same place," Guerrero said. "I had the fear of going to a college where I wasn't going to know anybody but ended going with a great teammate like Trevor. This is our first year playing together and can't wait to keep doing it next fall. He's a striker every midfielder would want to play with."
Stovall said he's looking forward to their chemistry on the field continue at the next level.
"Getting to sign with Edgar takes off a lot of pressure for me," Stovall said. "Being able to experience college with a best friend is exciting, especially when we have such good chemistry on the field."
Stephens said he expects both Stovall and Guerrero to help the Mustangs continue improving in the Red River Athletic Conference (NAIA).
"I think that they have an opportunity to do similarly to what they have done here, which is to help build a program into a title contender," Stephens said. "Since Coach [Robert] Ssejjemba has arrived at USW, the program has been on the uptick, including record seasons in scoring and wins. The program has produced a number of [Premier Development League] players.
"I think that both Edgar and Trevor possess the abilities and desire to help take USW to that next level of success and even extend their careers beyond college. I am proud of them and Alvarado is proud of them. We expect them to represent well."
Having the chance Friday to sign to play collegiately was a dream come true for both players.
"I have put so much hard work, money and time into soccer," Stovall said. "This is a huge accomplishment and testament not only to myself but to the ones who have helped me get to this point. I'm looking forward to getting a good education. At the same time I want to help build the program in to a national championship contender. I'm looking forward to breaking records and making the most of my opportunities."
"[Getting to sign] is what I've always thrived for and just a true blessing to play at the next level," Guerrero said. "I am looking to keep getting better every day in soccer and to do good academically. Also to keep chasing the dream of becoming a professional soccer player."
Stephens said the Indians wouldn't be experiencing their success so far this season without Stovall and Guerrero's play and leadership.
"Trevor's work ethic in training, in the weight room, and in offseason has been second to none since day one," Stephens said. "He has purposed to make himself grow as a player and an individual over the course of the four years he has been with us. I am happy that he has the opportunity to reap from what he has sowed. I think that if he keeps the same attitude to outworking everybody that he has cultivated over the four years here, then he has a chance to enjoy similar successes at USW.
"Edgar is a class player of phenomenal technical ability. He is the engine in our midfield and a key piece of the puzzle that we hope allows us to contend for our first district title. Coach Ssejjemba feels similarly about Edgar's abilities and what Edgar can do at the next level as a creative genius in the midfield. I think it speaks volumes to Coach Ssejjemba's and USW's commitment to these two that he drove the five-and-a-half hours to be at their signing ceremony."
While the duo has made decisions on their collegiate plans, they still have work to be done for the Indians.
"We have the mindset of never be satisfied and always stay hungry," Stovall said. "Coach Stephens always says there is always room for improvement. The sky is the limit for us, we just need to keep getting better and if we do, I feel that we will be regional if not state championship contenders."
USW - Mon, Feb. 13, 2017 at 4:55 PM
HOBBS, N.M. – Vice President for Institutional Development & Director of Athletics, William Weidner is a special guest on the "Lea County with Lindsay" program on KNMJ 100.9 FM. The discussion focuses on the growing USW athletic department. The interview will air Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Friday at 7:30 a.m.
For podcast listeners, it will be available for download Tuesday afternoon at https://knmj.simplecast.fm/
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Men's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 28, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, La. – Joby Jackson scored a game-high 16 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to complete the double-double, but No.1-ranked LSU-Alexandria eased to an 84-57 victory over the University of the Southwest men's basketball team Saturday afternoon.
The Generals (21-0, 11-0 RRAC) started the game on a 19-3 run. USW countered with a 13-3 run of their own and a David Blaylock 3-pointer at 10:37 brought the Mustangs to within 21-16. LSUA closed out the first half with 19-9 run and went into halftime with a 40-25 lead.
Victor Haywood added 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and grabbed five boards. Anthony Brown chipped in 13 points and added two assists.
Brian Sylvester scored 14 points to lead LSUA.
As a team the Mustangs shot 40 percent (22-of-55) from the floor, while LSUA converted 48 percent (29-of-60) of its shots from the field.
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Women's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 28, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, La. – Three student-athletes scored in double figures but the University of the Southwest women's basketball team suffered a 92-72 defeat at LSU-Alexandria Saturday afternoon in Red River Athletic Conference action.
USW shot 60 percent (9-of-15) from the field in the first quarter and a An'Jolique Woodson bucket with three seconds remaining in the quarter put the Mustangs up 21-20. The Generals countered in the second quarter and outscored the Mustangs 27-17 and went into halftime with a 47-38 advantage.
The third quarter was evenly matched and LSUA (6-8, 4-6 RRAC) went into the fourth quarter with a 70-60 lead.
USW struggled to find an offensive groove in the final period of regulation and the Generals closed out the game.
Stephanee Carrillo scored a team-high 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field, including hitting six trey balls. Woodson added 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Naomi Solsberry chipped in 10 points and handed out four assists.
Kayla Morgan scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Generals.
The Mustangs (1-20, 1-10 RRAC) returns to action Feb. 2 at home versus Texas College.
Baseball - Fri, Jan. 27, 2017
PLAINVIEW, Texas – The University of the Southwest opened its 2017 season with pair of setbacks at No. 20 Wayland Baptist Friday afternoon. The Pioneers won game one 20-2 and seized game two 12-6.
In the second game of the twin bill WBU opened a 11-2 fifth-inning lead, however USW countered with four runs in the top of the sixth. Jose Pena recorded an RBI base hit and Ben Tingen followed that with an RBI single up the middle. Kody Kolb then batted in two runs with a single to left field.
J.C. Velasco went 0-for-1, but walked three times and scored a run.
Daniel Gallegos was credited with the loss. He pitched three innings and allowed seven hits, eight runs (seven earned) and walked three batters and struck out four.
In the series opener WBU pounded out 17 hits and walked away with a 24-2 win.
Isiah Peters and Jacob Wyly each added RBIs.
USW (0-2) welcomes WBU (2-0) Sunday for a noon doubleheader.
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Men's Basketball - Thu, Jan. 26, 2017
SHREVEPORT, La. – David Blaylock scored 22 points and handed out four assists, but the University of the Southwest men's basketball team suffered a 95-82 setback at LSU-Shreveport Thursday evening.
The contest was hotly contested throughout with 26 lead changes and it was tied nine times.
Both teams traded baskets to start the first half, but an Anthony Brown jumper at 12:53 put the Mustangs up 16-12. LSUS clawed back and finished the half with a 27-19 run and went into intermission with a narrow 39-35 lead.
USW started the second half with a 12-6 run and led 47-45 at 16:50. The following eight minutes saw numerous lead changes, but the Pilots put the game out of reach. After Xavier Hodge hit a 3-pointer to put the Mustangs up 67-66, LSUS closed the game with a 29-15 run.
Joby Jackson scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Brown added 11 points and eight boards.
Benjamin Batts scored 24 points to lead LSUS (12-5, 5-3 RRAC).
Both teams shot the ball well. USW connected on 41 percent (29-of-70) of its shots from the floor, while LSUS converted 53 percent (36-of-67) of its shots from the field.
USW (8-12, 2-8 RRAC) returns to the court Saturday at No.-1 ranked LSU-Alexandria.
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Women's Basketball - Thu, Jan. 26, 2017
SHREVEPORT, La. – An'Jolique Woodson scored a team-high 11 points and hauled in two rebounds, but the University of the Southwest women's basketball suffered an 84-52 setback at LSU-Shreveport Thursday evening.
The Mustangs were forced to play catch-up. The Pilots (14-6, 10-0 RRAC) opened a 23-13 first quarter lead and went into halftime with 38-20 advantage.
LSUA continued its pressure in the third quarter and outscored the Mustangs 22-13. USW fought back in the fourth quarter and added 19 points.
As a team the Mustangs shot 34 percent (16-of-47) from the floor, while the Pilots hit 52 percent (33-of-63) of their shots from the field.
Naomi Solsberry added 10 points and Tytilayo Green scored nine points.
Courtney Randle and Kourtney Pennywell each scored 18 points to lead LSUS.
USW (1-19, 1-9 RRAC) returns to action Saturday at LSU- Alexandria.
Baseball - Thu, Jan. 26, 2017
HOBBS, N.M. – The University of the Southwest, one of the fastest growing intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation, recently announced the completion of a state-of-the-art indoor baseball practice facility.
Having previously received the largest single donor gift in the history of the USW athletic program, USW athletics and its Mustang Baseball program are poised to take the next step in establishing itself as an annual contender for RRAC Championships and NAIA postseason tournament berths.
"The University of the Southwest Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is extremely grateful to the contributing donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, for this very gracious gift that has enabled our indoor baseball practice facility to become a reality," stated Vice President for Institutional Development and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics William Weidner. "Coach Appel, the baseball coaching staff and our baseball student-athletes have worked tirelessly on this project as well as other endeavors at Jake Williams Field. Their efforts, in this regard, are an excellent example of how taking ownership of a vision can lead to an exciting outcome."
"Mustang Baseball is on the rise," continued Weidner, "and we look forward to a bright future in this regard as we continue on our journey towards that destination."
USW head coach Steve Appel believes the construction of the indoor facility will further enhance the university.
"This new indoor facility is going to provide numerous gains for the baseball program here at the University of the Southwest," Appel said. "Within the Red River Athletic Conference, it's a game changer. Not only is it going to give our student-athletes a place to get better daily, it's going to help with the continued recruitment of young men to USW, Hobbs and the local community."
The turfed indoor facility measures 4,000 square feet and 16 feet high while features include three full batting cages, two half batting cages, three portable mounds and several l-screens. There will also be office space for the baseball coaching staff and an athletic training treatment room within the facility.
As for hitting space, it's one of the largest at the intercollegiate level in New Mexico and the Permian Basin.
"I feel that we have one of the best baseball facilities within the conference." Appel added. "I invite the community to watch us play and see some of the great things that we have done within our program here at USW."
Competitive Cheer & Dance - Mon, Jan. 23, 2017
HOBBS, N.M. -- The University of the Southwest Department of Intercollegiate Athletics recently announced the hiring of Asrelle Anderson as its first Head Cheerleading and Competitive Dance Coach, introducing her as the newest member of the Mustang Athletic Staff.
Already one of the fastest growing intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation, USW will add Cheerleading and Competitive Dance programs for the 2017 fall semester. All told, the Mustang Athletic program will now boast 19 sports programs for the upcoming academic year.
"Asrelle Anderson's well-rounded cheer and dance background, excellent teaching skills and recruiting ability at the intercollegiate level will serve her well in her role as our first Head Cheerleading and Competitive Dance Coach at USW," stated Vice President for Institutional Development and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics William Weidner. "Her commitment to student-athlete success in the classroom and on the field of play will be a great fit with our athletic department core values as well as our University Mission Statement in this regard."
Anderson comes to USW from Sul Ross State University, an NCAA Division III institution in Alpine, Texas. At SRSU, she was Head Cheerleading & Dance Coach and was responsible for the recruitment of cheerleaders, choreographed cheers and dances, organized and set-up pep rallies while managing and developing fundraising techniques to benefit the Lobos' cheerleading and dance program.
"Words can't describe how grateful and blessed I am for this opportunity," Anderson said. "I would like to thank Mr. Weidner and the search committee and can't wait to join such a friendly and family-oriented athletic department."
Anderson previously served as a captain for the cheerleading program at SRSU and cheered for four years at the prep level as well as being a member of All-Star Cheerleading.
"I can't wait to enhance the overall atmosphere on campus and insure that faculty and staff members as well as the student body know that every day is a "Great Time to be a Mustang," Anderson said. "The USW cheer and competitive dance teams will be great additions to the university community."
A former student-athlete, Anderson served as a captain for the Lobo women's basketball team and earned several honors, including two-time Sul Ross State Women's Athlete of the Year, Sul Ross State Women's Basketball Team Most Valuable Player, American Southwest Conference Women's Basketball Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year Award and Honorable Mention American Southwest Conference.
In addition, Anderson was a standout performer as a student-athlete with the SRSU track and field program in which she was also selected as a team captain and was honored as the Outstanding Female Performer for Track & Field. After her graduation from SRSU, Anderson served as an assistant coach with the women's basketball program and the cross country & track and field programs at her alma mater.
Anderson graduated from SRSU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology & Sports Science with a minor in Communication. She also earned her Masters in Education with specialization in Special Education at SRSU.
"Asrelle will be a wonderful addition to our athletic department, the University and the Hobbs community," continued Weidner. "On behalf of our USW Athletic Department and the University of the Southwest, we welcome Asrelle Anderson as the newest member of our Mustang Family."
Men's Basketball - Fri, Jan. 20, 2017
DALLAS, Texas – The University of the Southwest men's basketball team rallied in the final minutes of regulation to stun Paul Quinn 85-81 Friday evening.
With six minutes remaining in regulation USW trailed PCQ 76-62. However, the Mustangs turned the game around at the perfect time.
At the 5:40 mark Joby Jackson hit a jumper in the lane and over the ensuing four minutes the Mustangs went on a 16-2 run. Mike Lindauer converted a free throw at 2:18 and tied the game at 78-78.
With 1:50 remaining Jackson hit a jumper to put USW in front and Jim Coleman closed out the game with a pair of free throws.
Jackson was the Mustangs go-to threat and scored a team-high 25 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the field. However, the Mustangs received great efforts from a host of student-athletes. Zackary Harris added 15 points and was 6-of-8 from the field, while Lindauer and Coleman each pitched in 11 points. Anthony Brown scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the floor and grabbed five rebounds and handed out three assists.
Jalen Johnson scored 29 points to pace PCQ.
USW returns to action January 22 and play host to Dine College for a midseason non-conference affair.
Women's Basketball - Fri, Jan. 20, 2017
DALLAS, Texas – Tytilayo Green scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to post the double-double, but the University of the Southwest women's basketball team could not overcome a slow start and suffered an 68-51 setback at Paul Quinn.
The Tigers pounced in the opening moments and led 17-6 after the first quarter. PQC outscored USW 21-11 in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 32-17 advantage.
USW (1-18, 1-8 RRAC) responded in the third quarter and outscored PQC 15-14. The Mustangs continued to push the ball in the fourth quarter and owned a 19-16 advantage.
Stephanee Carrillo added 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the field. She also handed out a game-high six assists.
Alexis Johnson added a game-high 19 points to lead the Tigers (5-12, RRAC N/A due to provisional status).
USW returns to action January 26 at LSU-Shreveport.
Women's Basketball - Wed, Jan. 18, 2017
LANGSTON, Okla. – Four student-athletes scored in double-figures, but the University of the Southwest women's basketball team suffered an 87-66 setback at Langston in Red River Athletic Conference action Wednesday evening.
USW started the game on the right foot and led 16-6 at the end of the first quarter. The Mustangs used an efficient offense coupled with a defense that kept the Lions off balance. USW shot 50 percent (6-of-12) from the field, while holding LC to 14 percent (2-of-14) from the floor.
The second quarter was a different story that saw plenty of offense. The Lions outscored the Mustangs 24-21, but USW went into halftime with a 37-30 advantage.
LC broke the game open in the third quarter and outscored the Mustangs 35-13.
Tytilayo Green scored a team-high 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the field. She also hit a game-high four 3-pointers. Stephanee Carrillo added 13 points and added a game-high seven assists.
An'Jolique Woodson narrowly missed the double-double and scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high nine boards. Mikaela Ochoa scored 10 points and was an efficient 4-of-5 from the floor.
Akia Freet added 23 points to lead LC (6-8, 3-6 RRAC).
USW (1-17, 1-8 RRAC) returns to the court Friday at Paul Quinn.
Men's Basketball - Wed, Jan. 18, 2017
LANGSTON, Okla. – David Blaylock scored a team-high 25 points and handed out four assists, but Langston outlasted the University of the Southwest men's basketball team 89-83 Wednesday evening in Red River Athletic Conference action.
The match-up was hotly contested from the opening tip to the final seconds of the second half. There was a total of seven lead changes and eight times the score was tied.
The first half saw its ebbs and flows as LC went into halftime with a narrow 33-32 lead. To start the second half, Joby Jackson jumpstarted an 11-3 run that burned five minutes off the clock and the Mustangs led 43-36.
However, the Lions responded to tie the game and opened an 82-67 lead with three minutes left on the clock. USW responded and a Blaylock 3-pointer with 45 seconds remaining in regulation brought the Mustangs to within 82-79. LC (11-6, 5-4 RRAC) used a late flurry and coupled with a defensive stand to close out the contest.
Jackson added 22 points and hauled in a team-high seven rebounds. Jim Coleman scored 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor.
Renard Green scored a game-high 27 points to pace the Lions.
USW (7-11, 2-7 RRAC) returns to action Friday at Paul Quinn.
Men's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 14, 2017
HAWKINS, Texas – Anthony Brown and Jim Coleman each scored 17 points, but the University of the Southwest men's basketball team was unable to keep up with Jarvis Christian in an 83-65 setback Saturday evening.
The Bulldogs (8-7, 1-6 RRAC) jumped out to an early lead and entered halftime with a 46-28 advantage.
USW countered to start the second half and a Joby Jackson jumper at 16:31 brought the Mustangs to within six at 48-42. However, over the ensuing two minutes JC went on a 10-0 run and extended its lead by 16 points.
Jackson added 10 points and grabbed four rebounds.
Chasen King scored a game-high 17 points to lead JC.
USW (7-9, 2-5 RRAC) returns to action January 18 at Langston.
Women's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 14, 2017
HAWKINS, Texas – The University of Southwest women's basketball team started fast, but a tough second quarter hampered the Mustangs in a 75-59 setback Saturday evening at Jarvis Christian.
Trailing 10-7 at 5:09 in the opening quarter, Stephanee Carrillo hit a 3-pointer and the Mustangs finished the quarter on a 12-2 run and led 19-12.
JC responded in the second quarter and rallied to tie the game and then go into halftime with a 33-30 lead.
USW was unable to keep up with the Bulldogs in the third quarter and trailed 55-42.
An'Jolique Woodson recorded her third-straight double-double and finished with 13 points and 21 rebounds. She also handed out four assists and notched one block.
Carrillo and Naomi Solsberry each scored 14 points to tie for the team high.
Coneisha Smith scored a game-high 24 points to lead JC (3-7, 2-5 RRAC).
USW (1-16, 1-7 RRAC) returns to action Jan. 29 at Paul Quinn.
Men's Basketball - Thu, Jan. 12, 2017
MARSHALL, Texas – No.8-ranked Wiley outscored the University of the Southwest men's basketball team 12-3 in overtime and edged the Mustangs 85-76 in Red River Athletic Conference action Thursday evening.
With less than six minutes remaining in the second half, WC led 66-57 but USW rallied to tie the game. At 5:12 Jim Coleman connected on a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to within six. After allowing a WC layup, the Mustangs countered with a second trey ball, this time Xavier Hodge and USW drew within 68-63.
Following a defensive stand Hodge hit another 3-pointer and brought USW to within two at 68-66. The Wildcats were then fouled and converted 1-of-2 free throws to make it a three-point game.
With 2:07 remaining, Derek Blaylock found Coleman just outside the arc and he hit a trey ball to tie the game at 69-69.
Both teams traded possessions the remaining two minutes to force overtime.
Joby Jackson finished with a team-high 23 points and was an outstanding 11-of-12 from the charity stripe. Coleman ended the night with 20 points and was 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Blaylock added 14 points and Hodge contributed 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the field.
Ricardo Artis finished with a game-high 34 points on 14-of-16 shooting from the floor to lead WC (15-2, 5-1 RRAC).
USW (7-9, 2-5 RRAC) returns to action Saturday at Jarvis Christian.
Women's Basketball - Thu, Jan. 12, 2017
MARSHALL, Texas – An'Jolique Woodson netted 10 points and hauled in 10 rebounds for the double-double, but a slow second half proved to be the difference as Wiley topped the University of the Southwest women's basketball team 98-41 Thursday evening in Red River Athletic Conference action.
The first quarter was evenly matched with the Wildcats holding a narrow 13-9 advantage. WC doubled up the Mustangs 23-12 in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 36-21 lead.
The third quarter proved to be the difference as WC (11-3, 4-2 RRAC) outscored USW 34-12.
Tytilayo Green scored a team-high 13 points and grabbed two rebounds, while Tamar Rodrigues also scored six points and handed out six assists.
Lisa Nealey scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Wildcats.
USW (1-15, 1-6 RRAC) returns to the court Saturday at Jarvis Christian.
Men's Basketball - Sun, Jan. 8, 2017
HOBBS, N.M. – David Blaylock continued his hot streak and scored a team-high 28 points, but a slow start to the second half proved to be the difference in a 110-78 setback against Our Lady of the Lake Saturday evening.
The first half was evenly matched and neither team gained a significant advantage. The Saints entered intermission holding a narrow 40-32 advantage and both teams shot the ball well in the first half. USW connected on 48 percent (11-of-23) of its shots from the floor, while OLLU (8-4, 4-2 RRAC) was 40 percent (14-of-35) from the field.
It was in the second half USW shot 50 percent (15-of-30) from the field. However, the Saints proved to be more efficient and connected on 64 percent (21-of-33) of their shots and outscored the Mustangs 70-46 in the final stanza.
Blaylock was 8-of-12 from the field and 6-of-9 at the charity stripe. Joby Jackson was efficient coming off the bench and scored 15 points and hauled in five rebounds. He was also 4-of-6 from the free-throw line.
Anthony Brown played well in front of the basket and grabbed nine rebounds, scored seven points and handed out five assists. Anthony Oliver also added 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor.
USW (7-8, 2-4 RRAC) embarks on a four-game road swing and return home Jan. 22 and play host to Dine College in a midseason non-conference affair.
Women's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 7, 2017
HOBBS, N.M. – For the second game in a row An'Jolique Woodson led all scorers, this time dropping 17 points and hauling in 17 rebounds for the double-double, but University of the Southwest was unable to catch up to No. 22-ranked Our Lady of the Lake in a 82-54 setback.
Woodson was a constant force for the Mustangs. In over 35 minutes of action, she shot 50 percent (5-of-10) from the field and was 7-of-9 from the charity stripe.
OLLU (10-6, 6-0 RRAC) started fast and led 21-11 after the first quarter. The Saints were able to keep the pressure on in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 37-21 advantage.
Mykal Thomas added 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor. She was also 4-of-6 from the free-throw line. Tamar Rodrigues added nine points and Stephanee Carrillo chipped in six points and hauled in six boards.
For the game USW shot 40 percent (18-of-44) from the field, while OLLU was 31 percent (29-of-94).
USW (1-14, 1-5 RRAC) embarks on a six-game road swing before returning home Feb. 2 against Texas College.
Women's Basketball - Thu, Jan. 5, 2017
HOBBS, N.M. – An'Jolique Woodson scored a game-high 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field, but the USW women's basketball team was unable to overcome an early deficit and dropped a 96-61 decision against Huston-Tillotson.
Stephanee Carrillo started the game with a 3-pointer to give the Mustangs the early lead.
From there HT went on to control the tempo of the first quarter and led 21-13 after the opening 10 minutes. USW fought back to start the second quarter and a Mykal Thomas layup at 8:35 brought the Mustangs to within four at 21-17.
Just when USW looked poised to make a run, the Rams went on a 23-12 run to close out the second quarter and the Rams went into halftime with a 44-29 lead.
Carrillo added 10 points and hauled in seven rebounds and Thomas chipped in with 10 points and grabbed seven boards. Thomas and Carrillo each added three assists.
The Mustangs (1-13, 1-4 RRAC) return to action Saturday at 5:30 p.m. against Our Lady of the Lake.
Men's Basketball - Thu, Jan. 5, 2017
HOBBS, N.M. – Leroy Cox Jr. scored a game-high 33 points and the University of the Southwest men's basketball team defeated Huston-Tillotson 98-91 Thursday evening in Red River Athletic Conference action.
"It was a competitive game and we were fortunate to get a couple stops late in the second half," USW head coach Charles Goar said following the win. "Have to give them (Huston-Tillotson) credit. They shot the ball very well. Overall, it's important to win your home games in this conference and hopefully this is a step in the right direction."
Both teams traded baskets in the first half and USW went into the break with a narrow 47-44 advantage.
The Mustangs started the second half with a bang and an Anthony Brown 3-pointer at the 13:20 mark allowed the Blue and Red to open a 71-57 lead – USW's largest of the game.
HT (2-8, 2-3 RRAC) managed to claw their way back into contention and momentarily gained an 86-85 lead at 4:29. However, USW responded and finished the half with a 13-5 run.
Goar had high praise for Cox Jr., who shot 75 percent (12-of-17) from the field and grabbed six rebounds in the winning effort.
"Leroy played well tonight and he was definitely feeling it," added Goar. "Leroy, David (Blaylock) and Jim (Coleman) played with great energy and helped put us over the top."
Blaylock added 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the floor, while Coleman added 15 points and was 5-of-6 from the free-throw line.
USW (7-7, 2-3 RRAC) returns to the court Saturday evening and play host to Our Lady of the Lake at 7:30 p.m.