The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


January 2, 2013

Record within Walker's grasp

COMMERCE — Texas A&M University-Commerce coach Sam Walker will try to make school history tonight as his Lions entertain Incarnate Word of San Antonio in Lone Star Conference basketball.

Admission is only $2 for the women’s and men’s doubleheaders in the Field House in Commerce. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s contest to follow at about 7:30.

Walker is tied with the late Jim Gudger for the most career wins at A&M-Commerce and can take over the top spot all by himself with a victory over the Cardinals. His career record stands at 201-151.

The 9-3 Lions have won seven of their last eight games including a 96-88 pasting of Southern Arkansas in their last outing on Dec. 19.

Incarnate Word is 5-5, including an 80-59 win over Texas A&M International on Dec. 19.

Dionelle Rucker, a 6-4 senior from San Antonio, leads the Cardinals for the season at 17.7 points per game, while 6-4 sophomore Denzel Livington is averaging 12.7, Lyn’Dale Brown, a 5-11 senior, is at 11.6 and 6-4 freshman Kyle Hittle averages 10.3.

A&M-Commerce has six players averaging between 13 and nine points per game including Preston Whitley (13.4 ppg), Stefon Carson (12.3 ppg), Jason Smith (11.0 ppg), Andrew Davis (10.1 ppg), Devondrick Walker (9.8 ppg) and Tyrie Wooten (9.1 ppg).

A&M-Commerce’s women will bring a 3-5 record into their game against the Cardinals. A&M-Commerce has lost its last five after opening the season with three straight victories. The Lions last played on Dec. 18, falling 75-72 at Henderson State (Ark.).

Breanna Harris leads the Lion women at 14.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, while La’Tisha Hearne averages 8.3 points and Amber Carver is at 8.1.

The Cardinal women are 7-2 after winning their last five games.

Rose Whitehead, a 6-2 junior, leads a balanced Incarnate Word offense at 11.7 points per game, while 5-9 junior Ifunanya Mora averages 10.8, 5-9 junior Lauren McKinney is at 10.7 and 5-7 senior Ashlyn Green is scoring 10.0 points per game.


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