The Huntsville Item, Huntsville, TX

Homepage

January 31, 2014

SHSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Bearkats win thriller at home

Post player Angela Beadle stepped up when it mattered the most.

Beadle came up with three huge blocks with time winding down to seal the 79-76 victory over the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders.

“They were awesome,” Beadle, who finished with 9 points and seven rebounds said. “The last couple of seconds, big hustle plays like that count. It hyped up our team and we ran with it.”

After Beadle scored the go-ahead layup with 31 seconds left to give Sam Houston (10-9, 5-3 Southland) the 77-76 lead, Texas A&M Corpus Christi tried to make something happen as Brittany Mbamalu drove down the lane, but was blocked by Beadle.

The Islanders (9-10, 2-6 Southland) recovered the blocked shot and tried again, but Beadle made another blocked and forced the turnover that allowed Johnson to get to the line after being fouled with 9.5 seconds left.

Johnson, who led the team with 17 points, made one of her free throws to increase the Bearkat lead to 78-76, giving the Islanders another chance at possibly tying the game or taking the lead.

A&M-Corpus Christi went down the court and Brandi Huff, who was surrounded by Bearkat players, tried to make a move and put in the lay-up.

But Beadle again, blocked the shot and got possession of the ball, where she was immediately fouled with .9 seconds left in the game.

Though Beadle made one of her two free throws to increase the lead to 79-76, the Islanders couldn't develop a play as time ran out and the Bearkats celebrated in jubilation.

“Beadle has that experience and she needed to come out and be big these last few minutes,” Bearkat coach Brenda Nichols said. “She did her job.”

Sam Houston made up for their slow start to the game.

The Islanders went at the Bearkats by attacking the inside, which allowed them to get to the line in the early minutes of the first half.

Text Only
Local News
7-26-Opera.jpg

Bacchus, center, played by Sam Houston State student Albert Donze, attempts to lead the cast of “Orpheus in the Underworld” through a slippery Italian drinking song during the Saturday evening show at the Gaertner Performing Arts Center.

Must Read
Sports
  • 12-08 hill long run.jpg Questions to be answered

    Uncertainty isn’t always a precursor to unmitigated disaster. The Sam Houston State football team will enter the 2014 season with a new coaching staff, new offensive and defensive schemes and a plethora of new faces competing for starting jobs that were vacated by players who helped lead the program to three consecutive playoff appearances.
    The schedule is daunting, but  it’s not out of the question for the Bearkats to go undefeated in conference play this fall. The roster is young and relatively inexperienced, but there are talented players on the depth chart who have not yet had an opportunity to showcase their skills. There are plenty of reasons to temper expectations for 2014, but also many reasons to hope the Bearkats can win the games they are supposed to win and find their way to the playoffs again.
     

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rodeo: Brazile looking for another championship
  • Justin Gilbert signs with Browns
Opinion
Obituaries
Featured Ads
Photos


House Ads
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide