The Morning Wire: February 4

A lot to get to, and most of it not great news, but that is what we are here for.

Wade Dallas

Wade Wilson’s Information: Services: Visitation will be held 4-6pm at Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75225. Funeral Services will follow at 6pm. Wade will be laid to rest Sunday at a private graveside at his family’s cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that Memorial Donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

Please keep the Wilson family in your prayers.

Softball-

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The Lion softball squad has rolled to an impressive 5-0 start as they defeated St. Mary’s 2-1, 20th ranked Arkansas Tech 8-4, Washburn 9-6, defeated Central Oklahoma 10-0 in 5 innings, and Colorado Mines 9-1. The Lions finish up their trip on Monday with a tilt against 25th ranked Augustana before heading down to Austin this Friday at the St. Mary’s Invitational. The Lions are ranked 9th heading into this week and look like serious contenders already.

Women’s Hoops

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Jason Burton’s squad dropped an 84-70 decision to # 20 Angelo State Saturday. The Lions kept it razor thin until the Rambelles outscored the Lions by 11 in the final 10 minutes of the first half. The Women tried to furiously keep up with ASU, but the hole proved itself too deep. The Lions face Cameron Thursday night in Commerce for Greek Night and then the annual Fill the Fieldhouse game against Midwestern is on Saturday night.

Current LSC Women’s Hoops Standings-

Angelo State 11-1 0.917 16-2 0.889 W6
West Texas A&M 9-3 0.750 17-3 0.850 W1
Eastern New Mexico 9-3 0.750 14-6 0.700 L1
Texas A&M-Commerce 8-4 0.667 13-7 0.650 L1
Tarleton State 7-5 0.583 14-6 0.700 W1
Midwestern State 5-7 0.417 8-11 0.421 W2
Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-7 0.417 8-11 0.421 L3
Texas Woman’s 5-7 0.417 8-12 0.400 W2
Cameron 4-8 0.333 7-13 0.350 L2
Western New Mexico 3-9 0.250 7-12 0.368 L1
UT Permian Basin 0-12 0.000 3-17 0.150 L10

Men’s Hoops-

The Lion’s Mens team could not erase a horrific first half deficit of 20 points despite solid play in the second half, as they dropped their third LSC game of the season. ASU’s Rams ran out to a 39-19 halftime lead. The Lions charged back to outscore ASU 48-42, but cold shooting in the first half and costly turnovers cost the Lions this one. They have Cameron Thursday night and Midwestern State Saturday night at the Fill The Fieldhouse Game, hopefully to get back into top LSC status.

Men’s Basketball Standings

West Texas A&M 10-1 0.909 21-3 0.875 W6
Texas A&M-Commerce 8-3 0.727 16-5 0.762 L1
Angelo State 8-3 0.727 15-5 0.750 W3
Tarleton State 6-5 0.545 16-6 0.727 W1
Texas A&M-Kingsville 6-5 0.545 10-9 0.526 L2
Eastern New Mexico 5-6 0.455 8-11 0.421 W1
UT Permian Basin 4-6 0.400 11-9 0.550 W1
Cameron 4-7 0.364 8-13 0.381 L1
Midwestern State 2-9 0.182 6-15 0.286 L5
Western New Mexico 1-9 0.100 4-13 0.235 L2

Track and Field-

The Lion track teams took a trip back to the South Plains to Compete at the Texas Tech Open. Once again, records were set and broken, both school and conference, and this really looks like a strong outdoor season is going to be here, and we are not just talking Conference Championships, but NATIONAL championships. Hat tip to Lionathletics.com for their coverage of the Tech Open-https://lionathletics.com/news/2019/2/2/svaerd-and-clark-shine-as-lions-improve-at-texas-tech-open.aspx

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