Women’s Basketball Halfway mark

The Sam Houston State Women’s Basketball team is already halfway through their season with a 4-7 record in Southland Conference play and 8-13 for the year.


The Bearkats stand in ninth place after this weekend’s loss to Texas A&M- Corpus Christi.


On Saturday afternoon, the Bearkats visited The American Bank Center to take on the Islanders. This was SHSU’s fourth away game since the Bearkats took on Abilene Christian back in January.


Before Sam Houston left Huntsville they prepared themselves like they do before every game.


“We watched film and studied their offenses,” senior guard Amanda Barnes said. “We were trying to prepare for anything they would throw at us.”


A huge component to the Islander’s victory was their ability to shoot three pointers. In the first half alone they posted 21 points off of three pointers. The Islanders finished the game with a 10-point gap of 81 to 71.


Barnes said SHSU’s endless determination sets them apart from other teams.


“Even if we are down, our fight and determination don’t waiver,” Barnes said. “We know if we battle until the end we are putting ourselves in a better position to win.”


Senior guard Shernise Robertson posted 28 points. Her teammates senior center Angela Beadle and junior center Jasmine McCants also scored double figures for the Bearkats.


This Wednesday night SHSU will visit Abilene Christian for their fifth away game in a row.


Last time the Bearkats faced the Bears they lost 87 to 76 at home.


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