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After winning their Division and winning the regular season Championship, The A&M-Commerce Lion women found themselves in the LSC tournament championship game after defeating St. Mary’s 70-60 in the LSC quarterfinals, defeated Eastern New Mexico in the Semifinals 68-59 to set up a second matchup with Lubbock Christian in the LSC Tournament Championship game. The Lions fell behind early before surging back in the third quarter, but could not find a shooting rhythm while Lubbock Christian, led by Maddie Chitze, hit on all cylinders and avenged an earlier loss to the Lions. The Lions landed the second seed in the South Central Regional tournament in Lubbock this Friday night against 7th seeded Eastern New Mexico. Below is the bracket for the South Central Regional Bracket. I’ll have some bracketology on this later in the week.
After defeating Arkansas Fort Smith in the first round of the LSC tournament, the Lion Men bowed out to West Texas A&M in the LSC quarterfinals with a much better showing than the debacle of 3 weeks ago. The Lions slugged away but still came up short 85-72. For only the second time since 2014, the Lion men did not qualify for the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. 5 LSC teams qualified for the NCAA tournament, and the Lions defeated 2 of them and lost by 2 points to two other opponents. The Lions had a hard time closing games and finishing tight games, but an 18-12 overall record with a Division title gave the Lions something to build on heading into next season. We will have a post mortem on the season next week.
The 15th ranked Lion Women pushed their record to 16-7 overall by winning 5 of the past 6 games. The Lions head south this week as they face St. Edwards in a Friday Double Header and then face St. Mary’s in a Sunday double header before coming to back to host Texas A&M-International at John Cain Complex.
It was a terrific Saturday as much of Lion Nation descended on Globe Life Park in Arlington as Lion great Luis Perez returned to North Texas to make his second start in the XFL and lead the New York guardians to a 30-12 win over the Dallas Renegades Saturday. The pro football world has been taking notice of Perez and Luis is showing he does belong. Next week Perez and Co. return to The Big Apple to host Houston, arguably the best team in the XFL.