Ladyjacks Face McNeese State at 6 p.m.

Jan. 13, 2007

NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack basketball team will look to bounce back tonight against McNeese State. The Ladyjacks are 10-6 (.625) overall and 2-1 (.667) in Southland Conference play after falling to Lamar, 81-71, Thursday night. McNeese State has struggled out of the gate this season starting 2-13 (.133) overall and 0-2 in league action. The Cowgirls enter tonight's game having lost nine straight. Tonight's game will tip off at 6 p.m.

The Coaches: SFA Ladyjack head coach Lee Ann Riley is 92-68 (.575) in her sixth season in Nacogdoches. She is 223-126 (.639) in her 12th season as a head coach. McNeese State interim head coach Freddie Murray is 0-1 in his first season at the helm of the Cowgirl program.

SFA vs. the Cowgirls: The Ladyjacks own a 36-7 (.837) all-time record against McNeese State. The Ladyjacks swept the season series last year and have now won three of the last four meetings. SFA recorded an 88-63 victory when the two schools played in Nacogdoches last season.

Setting the Standard: Senior post Charity Egenti is making a strong push for Southland Conference player of the year honors. Egenti recorded another strong outing Thursday night, recording a career-high 28 points and pulling down eight rebounds. It marked the fifth time this season that Egenti has recorded at least 20 points in a game. She has scored in double figures in all but two games, and is averaging 18.4 points and 10.4 rebounds over the course of the team's last five games.

Freshman Leadership: If Charity Egenti is making a push for SLC Player of the Year honors, freshman Whitney Cormier is making a statement that she is a candidate for league rookie of the year honors. Cormier recorded 10 points and a career-high five steals against Lamar, which is the sixth time this season she has reached double-figures. Cormier is currently third on the team averaging 9.4 points per game.

Up Next ... The Ladyjacks return to action Saturday, Jan. 20 to face rival Sam Houston State. The game will tip off at 2 p.m. from the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.



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