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    Ladyjack Game Notes: at Houston Baptist
    Ashlee Mells and the Ladyjacks are 5-0 for the first time since the 1989-90 season and will take on HBU Tuesday at 7 p.m.
    Ashlee Mells and the Ladyjacks are 5-0 for the first time since the 1989-90 season and will take on HBU Tuesday at 7 p.m.

    Nov. 28, 2011

    Houston Baptist Game Notes

    Stephen F. Austin at Houston Baptist
    Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 • 7:00 p.m. (CST)
    Sharp Gym (1,000) • Houston, Texas
    Radio: Q107.7 FM • TV: None • Online:

    Record: 5-0
    Last 5/Streak: 5-0/W5
    Coach: Brandon Schneider
    Career: 325-98 (14th season)
    At SFA: 17-18 (2nd season)
    SID: Kenny Bybee

    Record: 0-6
    Last 5/Streak: 0-5/L6
    Coach: Mary Gleason
    Career: 4-31 (2nd season)
    At GSU: Same
    SID: Mary Ellen Leisering

    SFA has started a season 5-0 for the first time since the 1989-90 season and the 5th time in school history. The Ladyjacks are getting the job done defensively and are currently second in the conference in scoring defense (54.6 ppg), first in rebounding margin (+5.4) and first in steals (11.6).

    Tammara Marion hit a game-winning jumper with five seconds remaining in regulation and the SFA Ladyjacks improved to 5-0 on the season with a dramatic 66-65 victory over Southern Miss to win the Southern Miss Thanksgiving Tournament Saturday evening. SFA stands at 5-0 for the first time since the 1989-90 season. Marion scored a season and game-high 25 points by connecting on 9-of-26 from the floor, but even more impressive was 6-of-14 from three-point territory. Marion also set the SFA school career record for three-pointers made (184), surpassing the previous record of 178 held by Dayna Reed.

    Hot-shooting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi built a comfortable 20-point halftime lead and never looked back, as Houston Baptist (0-6) fell to the visiting Islanders, 65-45, on the final day of the Husky Classic Saturday evening at Sharp Gym. Shanice Steenholdt earned her second collegiate double-double for HBU (0-6), as she scored 20 points and set a new career high with 15 rebounds.

    SFA has never lost to HBU, defeating them all three times in their previous encounters. The Ladyjacks beat the Huskies 95-53 last season in Nacogdoches.

    Tuesday’s game will be broadcasted via radio on Q107.7 FM in Nacogdoches.

    The Ladyjacks road trip will finally come to an end when they host St. Edwards on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

    MARIONS BREAKS 3-POINT RECORD: With six made three-pointers, only one short of a personal best, against Southern Miss on Saturday, senior guard Tammara Marion became the all-time leader in made three-pointers (184), passing former Ladyjack Dayna Reed’s previous record of 178.

    DOING IT WITH D: It may be just five games into the season but the depth and improved athleticism on the Ladyjacks is shining through, especially on the defensive side of the ball. SFA is top three in every defensive category in the Southland Conference: scoring defense (2nd- 54.6), opponents field goal percentage (2nd- .380), opponents three-point field goal percentage (2nd - .226), rebound margin (1st- 5.4 per game) and steals (1st- 11.6 per game).

    MARION HONORED: College Sports Madness chose Tammara Marion as their Southland Conference Player of the Week following her monster performance of 25 points and six made three-pointers in SFA’s 66-65 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday. Marion hit a jumper with five seconds remaining that proved to be the gamewinner.

    HARRIS GETS THE STARTING NOD: Freshman forward Daylyn Harris got the first start of her career Friday against Georgia Southern and followed that up with another start Saturday against USM. Harris had eight points and two steals in 22 minutes of action against the Eagles but did committ seven turnovers.

    PRESEASON POLLS: With one of the top recruiting classes in the nation, the Ladyjacks earned four first-place votes in the coaches’ poll and three more in the SID poll and a second-place finish; however, each poll has UTSA in the top spot in the league’s West Division.

    MARION PRESEASON ALL-SOUTHLAND: Tammara Marion was named to the all- Southland Conference preseason first team on Wednesday while the Ladyjacks were selected to finish second in the SLC West according to the preseason polls of league coaches and sports information directors. Marion, who was a second team all-conference selection last year, ranked third in the conference in 2010-11 in scoring (16.1).