Lamar Faces League-Leading Texas-Arlington On Saturday

GO CARDINALS Jameslon Knowles notched a career-high eight points against Sam Houston on Thursday.
Jameslon Knowles notched a career-high eight points against Sam Houston on Thursday.

Feb. 11, 2005

Lamar vs. UT-Arlington Game Notes
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ARLINGTON - The Lamar Lady Cardinals face their toughest Southland Conference opponent of the season on Saturday afternoon, taking on league-leading Texas-Arlington at 1:30 p.m. in Texas Hall.

The Lady Cardinals, who are in the midst of a four-game losing streak, own an 8-13 overall record and a 2-8 SLC mark. UTA enters Saturday's matinee with a 14-7 season record and a 9-1 league record. The Lady Mavs also boast a perfect 6-0 record at home.

Saturday's matinee between LU and UTA will be the 29th all-time meeting between the two schools. UTA leads the all-time series 16-12. The Lady Mavs have won three straight, including last season's only meeting. UTA won 66-47 in Beaumont on Jan. 31, 2004. Lamar is 6-6 at home, 3-8 on the road and 3-2 at neutral sites against the Lady Mavs.

In LU's last outing, the Lady Cardinals came up short in a 65-59 contest at Sam Houston State in Huntsville. Junior Megan McDougald led a trio of players in double digits with 11 points, but it was not enough to hold off the Bearkats.

McDougald, a native of The Woodlands, currently ranks fifth on the team with 6.0 points per game. She also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest, while leading the team and ranking fifth in the league with 26 blocked shots.

Sophomore LaToya Carson continues to lead the team in scoring (13.2 ppg) and rebounding (5.6 rpg). The native of Long Beach, Mississippi also leads the team and ranks 14th in the conference with 1.57 steals per game.

Sophomore Alexis Timpone, a guard from Tempe, Arizona, is currently first in the conference with a 50.0 three-point percentage (25-of-50). In conference games, Timpone is shooting 56.7% from beyond the arc (17-of-30) and averaging 1.70 treys per game.

As a team, the Lady Cardinals are averaging 64.1 points a game, while allowing 60.3 points to opponents. LU is shooting 39.6 from the field, including a league-best 33.9% from three-point range.

The Lady Mavs enter Saturday's game in first place in the SLC, after regaining the conference lead on Thursday with a 57-43 win over Texas-San Antonio.

Terra Wallace leads UTA in scoring (14.3 ppg), while Rola Ogunoye is second with 13.6 points a game. Oguynoye also leads the team with 7.2 rebounds per contest. Krystal Buchanan leads the team and ranks second in the SLC with 4.76 assists per game. She also ranks fifth on the team with 5.1 points per game.

UTA averages 58.1 points a game. The Lady Mavs lead the league in scoring defense, allowing only 56.8 points per game. UTA shoots 36.7 percent from the field and 31.3% from the three-point line.



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