Dec. 30, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – It had been 13 years since the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks scored 100 points in a basketball game, and Monday night that streak ended. The Ladyjacks dominated the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions by the final of 101-59 and saw five different players score in double digits.
The Ladyjacks surpassed the 100-point mark for the first time since defeating Sam Houston State, 100-60, on Feb. 2, 2000.
SFA (6-6) posted its third straight win as freshman Taylor Ross scored a career-high 21 points off the bench to lead the Ladyjacks. Ross went 6-of-12 from the field and tallied a double-double with 11 rebounds.
Junior center Porsha Roberts also had a double-double on the night with 19 points and 10 rebounds. She continued her strong play on defense with three blocks to bring her season total to 31 as she continues to lead the Southland Conference in the category.
Brittney Matthew scored 18 points with Daylyn Harris adding 12 and Antionette Carter scored 11 in the win.
SFA hit nine 3-pointers in the victory, with Matthew hitting all three of her attempts from deep. The team shot 50 percent from beyond the arc to mark a season-high as well.
The Ladyjack defense limited Texas A&M-Commerce (1-8) to just one made 3-pointer and out-rebounded the Lions 59-35 overall.
Monday’s game also marked the third straight game the Ladyjacks have held their opponent under 60 points, giving the team momentum heading into conference play later this week.
SFA will attempt to win its fourth straight game on Thursday when the Ladyjacks open Southland Conference action against Lamar at 6 p.m. in William R. Johnson Coliseum. It will be the fourth game in a five-game homestand for the Ladyjacks as well.
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