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Women’s basketball holds nerve to earn fourth straight win at the Dome

Women’s basketball holds nerve to earn fourth straight win at the Dome

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 5, 2019


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Women’s basketball’s strong run of form at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum continued on Feb. 2 with a hard-fought 75-71 win against higher-ranked Eastern New Mexico, improving the women's record to 5-7 in Lone Star Conference play and 8-11 overall. Women’s basketball coach Noel Johnson’s team built...

‘[Cathcart] has an infectious spirit of joy’

‘[Cathcart] has an infectious spirit of joy’

Madison Davis, Reporter

November 6, 2018


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Marketing senior and member of the basketball team Elizabeth Cathcart wakes up at 5:50 a.m. to the smell of spoiled milk that she left in her trash. Rolling out of bed, she snags half of a mini bagel and bikes over to the gym where she starts her morning grind at 6:15 a.m. Headphones in, Elizabeth...

Basketball hosts Cameron University for last home game

Basketball hosts Cameron University for last home game

Makayla Scheck

February 21, 2018


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Men's and women's basketball faced Cameron University for their last game 2017-18 regular season game at D. L. Ligon Coliseum. The women were defeated at the 5:30 p.m. game, while the men won at the 7:30 p.m. game on Feb. 20. "It felt good to be back on the court and making a contribution on the ...

Basketball honors seniors at game against West Texas A&M

Basketball honors seniors at game against West Texas A&M

Makayla Scheck

February 14, 2018


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Women's basketball With one more home game left for the court, Avery Queen, forward/center and biology senior said the basketball game senior night "was a little emotional," but it hasn't really hit the women yet. Basketball hosted a double-header against West Texas A&M on Feb. 10. During ...

Men and women’s basketball players drink coffee and answer questions

Caleb Browning

February 8, 2018


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The morning was young. Warm light filled the room and the aroma of freshly ground coffee beans cascaded throughout the venue as people gathered to discuss basketball. To give players from the men's and women's basketball teams an opportunity to answer questions from attendees, staff from Frank &...

Women’s, men’s basketball takes down Texas A&M Kingsville

Makayla Scheck

February 2, 2018


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The Javelinas from Texas A&M Kingsville failed to take down the Mustangs basketball teams for a second time. The double-header took place on Feb. 1 at D. L. Ligon Coliseum. Women's Basketball "It feels really good to win against this team again. We missed a couple on the road last week, so it's ...

Lunch with the Stang-Gang

Lunch with the Stang-Gang

kristin silva

January 30, 2018


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The bi-weekly luncheon with athletic donors, supporters and coaches, including a discussion of season standings and general sports talk, had a turnout of 15 people on Jan. 30. Kyle Williams, director of athletics, said Lunch with the Mustangs has been a continuous event for 16 years and is fo...

New semester, new sports seasons

Makayla Scheck

January 18, 2018


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As the new semester and the new year starts off, the winter sports continue while the spring sports kick off. The women's and men's basketball teams will continue their seasons with the second half of conference. Just a few days away, the indoor track season will begin with the Texas Tech Invitational...

Women’s basketball pulls ahead of Eastern New Mexico University

Women’s basketball pulls ahead of Eastern New Mexico University

Makayla Scheck

January 14, 2018


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After three losses and two wins over winter break, the women's basketball team opens the spring semester with a win against Eastern New Mexico University. The final score was 73-55 to redeem themselves from the games over winter break. "This game we knew coming in we had to redeem ourselves bec...

Basketball hosts double header against TAMUC

Basketball hosts double header against TAMUC

Makayla Scheck

December 3, 2017


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After the regular season opening on Nov. 29, both men's and women's basketball teams played against Texas A&M Commerce on Dec. 2. The women's team played first with a score of 69-66, and the men's team followed with a score of 77-93. The score at halftime for the women's team was 32-31. The ...

Basketball opens Lonestar Conference against Tarleton

Basketball opens Lonestar Conference against Tarleton

Makayla Scheck

December 1, 2017


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The basketball regular season officially started on Nov. 30 when the men's and women's basketball teams faced Tarleton. The women's team came out on top but the men's basketball team fell to the rival Tarleton University. The women's team played first at 5:30 p.m. and end with a score of  66-56...

Women’s basketball beats Oklahoma Christian University

Women’s basketball beats Oklahoma Christian University

Makayla Scheck

November 15, 2017


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The Ashbrook Classic came to an end with the women's basketball team record 1-1. On Nov. 10, they lost to Colorado Mesa 64-71. On Nov. 11 they were able to beat Oklahoma Christian 72-68 with an amazing comeback. At the 8:34 mark of the first quarter, Whitney Taylor, forward and education seni...

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