It’s not only a new year, but it’s a new season for the Sam Houston State Women’s Basketball team.
This past week SHSU hosted Nicholls at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum Wednesday night. The Bearkats had their chance to redeem themselves after last year’s loss to the Colonels but fell short 67-63.
“It was a tough loss but I’m proud of the fight my team showed,” senior Angela Beadle said. “We battled for 40 minutes and we gave it everything we had.”
Beadle is a senior from Austin, who’s back in action after battling a chronic foot injury last season.
Against the Colonels, Beadle posted 18 points with 11 rebounds. Right behind her were her teammates Shernise Robertson with 16 points and Amanda Barnes with 14.
Despite the adversity her team continues to face, Beadle believes the Bearkats are always capable of being great.
Additionally, SHSU traveled to Lake Charles to take on McNeese Saturday afternoon.
Going into this game, the Bearkats were anxious to get back on their winning streak.
Another motivator the Bearkats took into account was the fact that they haven’t won a game against the Cowgirls since 2013.
Beadle reflects on her team’s biggest strength which is their depth. This might have been their key to winning the game.
“We have shooters, drivers and inside post game,” Beadle said. “We just have to push ourselves a little more and be more consistent.”
Like Wednesday night, the Bearkats fell short once again. Except this time, SHSU was just shy by 3 points. The Cowgirls took it to the Bearkats 82 to 79.
Although this loss seemed like a low, there were many highs to recognize for a few Bearkats.
Once again, Shernise Robertson and Angela Beadle led their team with double digits. Altogether the duo posted 54 points.
It’s still the beginning of Conference play and SHSU has a bright season to look forward to.
Heading into this week the Bearkats take on Abilene Christian who currently stands in first place.
The game will take place at home at 6:30 p.m. Thursday