Lady Rams outlast St. Edward's University 76-72
It's been quite some time since the Lady Rams have beaten crosstown foe St. Edward's. Last night, 11/16/2016, the Lady Rams did just that!
Four Lady Rams were in double figures, led by Deandra Darjean and Victoria Elizalde. Darjean led all scorers with 26 points while Elizalde added 15 to go along with 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the season.
The defense was stifling for the Lady Rams as they forced 16 turnovers. All five starters logged at least one steal and one defensive rebound.
The Lady Rams will be traveling to Alpine, TX to take on Sul Ross State University this Saturday, 11/19/2016.
Congratulations to Victoria Elizalde for being selected as one of the finalist for Athlete of the Year! As a multi sport athlete, Victoria has been a top performer in all sports. Her play has helped her teams into postseason play (soccer into Conference Championship & basketball into Conference Tournament Champions, Conference Tournament Champion runner-up and Nationals 2 of her 3 years) Even after breaking her ankle, she did not slow down at all, she has been selected to All Conference Teams and National Teams for her performance. She is also a Champion of Character in conference and nationally. She is a hard worker, full of energy, a strong player and a true leader. With all that being said, done and accomplished, she doesn't stop there. Victoria continues to maintain her GPA from a 3.85 to 4.0. As a player, as a person Victoria is someone we all are honored to have and to know. Again congratulations Victoria!
Head Assistant Coach
The Lady Rams will be leaving Monday, March 14, headed to Independence, Missouri for the NAIA Division 1 Women’s Basketball National Championship. The Lady Rams have been placed in the Duer Bracket as the eighth seed and will face the number one seeded Westmont College Warriors (28-3) from Santa Barbara, California in the first round on Thursday, March 17, at 6:15 p.m.
Westmont finished out the regular season as the Golden State Athletic Conference champions and carried that momentum into the GSAC tournament to be crowned the conference champions and earn their invitation to Independence along with a number 2 national ranking. Westmont is pretty stout defensively giving up on average 53.23 points per game, third best in the NAIA whilst the Lady Rams are pretty good offensively averaging 76.5 points per game, ninth best in the NAIA. The winner of this game will meet the winner of the four seed Talladega of Alabama (23-5) and five seed Lindsey Wilson of Kentucky (26-6) game.
This is the Lady Rams second time in school history being invited to the national tournament! You will be able to live stream the game on naianetwork.com for a small fee and may listen to the games for free on www.ftsr.voicewerk.com