Women’s Basketball Gameday Preview: Sul Ross State at UMHB

Thursday’s Game

5:30 p.m. Mayborn Campus Center, Belton

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READ: UMHB women’s basketball earns eighth straight win against Concordia

The Series: Since 2010, UMHB is 23-1 against the Lobos, having lost 55-46 in Alpine last season. However, the Cru did defeat the Lobos in Belton later in the month, 69-63. The Crusaders are 12-0 at home against SRSU.

UMHB (9-2, 6-0 ASC)

UMHB Projected Starting Five

# Pos. Name Ht. Class Pts Reb
10 G Bethany McLeod 5'9 Sr. 8.4 3.1
1 G Arieona Rosborough 5'7 Fr. 11.6 6.3
31 F Ashley Faux 6'0 So. 11.8 4.1
40 F Kasey Jo Hinton 5'10 Jr. 1.9 2.2
24 P Kaitlyn Kollmorgen 6'0 So. 8.4 7.2

Head Coach: Mark Morefield (7th Season)

About the Cru: Mark Morefield’s squad continued holding firm to the ASC standings lead, taking down Concordia 66-59 on Monday night, even with a number of key contributors unavailable. The Crusaders have now won eight straight, and are “playing as one”, according to Morefield, with the team’s exceptional ball movement offensively creating mid-range shooting opportunities. In 11 starts, forward Ashley Faux has done a little bit of everything, leading the team in scoring (11.3 PPG), tallying 3.2 rebounds per game, and dishing out 17 assists. 

Sul Ross State (6-6,2-5 ASC)

Sul Ross State Projected Starting Five

# Pos. Name Ht. Class Pts Reb
10 G Kayla James 5'6 So. 3.1 2.0
3 G Cassie Hogan 5'8 Sr. 6.2 2.7
24 F Alexis Carmosino 5'10 Jr. 13.6 7.4
20 F Vania Hampton 5'10 So. 12.3 7.0
21 F Alyssa Ramlochan 5'10 Gr. 5.8 5.4

Head Coach: Katie Novak (5th Season)

About the Lobos: SRSU has beaten Howard Payne twice on the year, but is still searching for a conference win over another opponent, entering Thursday’s matchup at 2-5 in ASC play. The Lobos share one common non-conference opponent with UMHB in Schreiner, whom they lost to 77-74 in the ASC/SCAC crossover in late November. Despite playing with a roster that features just five forwards and centers and nobody over 6’0, SRSU plays solid defense, ranking fourth in the ASC in steals (11.5/game), and fifth in fewest points allowed per game (62.5). 

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