Ladyjack Game Notes: vs. St. Edwards
Dec. 2, 2011
St. Edwards at Stephen F. Austin
LAST TIME OUT
THIRD-BEST START EVER: At 6-0 the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks are off to their third-best start in school history and have matched the start of the 1989-90 team that also started the season 6-0. The only three streaks higher were 9-0 starts in each of the 1988-89 and 1974-75 seasons and the career-best mark of 11-0 set by the 1979-80 squad.
Best Starts in SFA History
STINGY DEFENSE: The Ladyjacks 53-39 victory at Houston Baptist marked the first time SFA has held an opponent to 40 points or less since a 39-33 win at UT-Arlington on Jan. 1, 2006. SFA limited the Huskies to only 35 percent shooting (11% 3pt. shooting) and forced 25 HBU turnovers. SFA is currently first in the Southland Conference in scoring defense (52.0 ppg).
HENDERSON, MATTHEW BREAK OUT: One of the stregnths of the Ladyjacks throughout this winning streak has been the superb play of their bench. On Tuesday freshmen Tierany Henderson and Brittney Matthew had their best games in an SFA uniform, combining for 23 of the 27 bench points. Henderson, who started the first three games of the season, scored a team-high 12 points in 21 minutes and connected on 4-of-6 from three-point territory while also collecting five rebounds, two blocks and a steal. Matthew provided quite the spark when the Ladyjacks were struggling offensively by scoring a season-high 11 points and dishing out three assists.
SCHNEIDER IMPROVES SFA RECORD TO .500: Despite starting his SFA tenure 12-18 in his first campaign with the Ladyjacks, head coach Brandon Schneider has already improved his career SFA record to the .500 with the team’s 6-0 start.