Kats to face Houston AAU squad

HUNTSVILLE — The Sam Houston State women’s basketball team will complete its preseason exhibition schedule Thursday night at 7 p.m. when the Bearkats play host to the Houston Jaquars AAU squad at Johnson Coliseum.

The Bearkats gave an impressive performance in their first preseason exhibition last Thursdsay in a 90-84 loss to Houston Baptist. Trailing by 19 points at halftime and by 20 early in the second period, the Bearkats fought back to cut the Huskey margin to just four points twice.

“I was proud of the way we fought back in the second half,” new SHSU women’s head coach Brenda Welch-Nichols said. “Now, with another week of practice behind us, we look forward to another opportunity to get better. This is our last tune-up before the regular season starts and the kids are excited.”

Four Bearkats scored in double figures in the HBU exhibition. Freshman Brittany Brooks and junior Britney Harris each had 19 points. Erica Parker and Morgam Collom added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

“The girls are excited about another opportunity to play,” Welch-Nichols said.

Sam Houston State will begin it’s 2006-07 regular season schedule Saturday night at 7 p.m. when the Bearkats play host to Texas Southern.

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