November 20, 2008

ISLANDERS SUFFER SETBACK AT #14 TEXAS

Austin -- The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball team suffered a large setback on the road against the #14 ranked Texas Longhorns, losing by a 87-36 score on the road.

TAMUCC falls to 1-2 on the year with those losses coming to the #12 and #14 ranked teams in the country. The Longhorns improve to 4-0 on the season.

The Islanders were led by Myeisha Myles, getting the start in place of the injured Adrienne Scott. Myles tallied nine points and nine rebounds, just missing the first double-double of her career.

Despite a slow start to the game, the Islanders finally found their way in the first half. After going down 8-0 just 2:33 into the game, Islander head coach Robert Robinson called a timeout to calm down his players and get them back into the game.

Jade Davis got the Islanders on the board at the 17:16 mark with a made jumper and Shaye Montgomery added to the point total with a made jumper at 15:11. The Islanders would not get on the board again until the 10:50 mark of the first half, going more than four minutes between Montgomery baskets and falling behind by a 20-6 score.

The Longhorns would extend the lead all the way to 33-6 before the Islanders offense started clicking. Myeisha Myles got on the board for the first time with 6:14 left in the first half by making a basket and drawing a foul from the Longhorns.

After converting the three-point play, the Islanders would go on to outscore the Longhorns 15-6 over the last 6:03 of the first half to go into halftime down 39-21.

"I thought we kept fighting." said Islander head coach Robert Robinson. "We were overmatched with three of our starters out but we never gave up."

In the second half, the Longhorns came out firing, knocking down a three-pointer on their first possession after halftime and scoring 11 points before the Islanders called a 30-second timeout with 17:54 to go in the second half.

Jade Davis broke the Islanders drought with a made jumper at 17:25 left to make it 50-23 in favor of the Longhorns.

The Islanders were not able to make any dent in the lead, as the Longhorns steadily increased their advantage to more than 40 points at 73-32 with 5:31 left in the game.

The Longhorns extended their lead all the way to 87-36 at the end of the game. The 51-point setback is the largest in Islanders history, eclipsing the previous high of 47 set last year against Texas.

Jade Davis was the only Islander in double-digits with 10 points. Myles' nine rebounds were a team high for the Islanders.

Brittainey Raven scored 19 points for the Longhorns to lead the all scorers in the game.

The Islanders return home on Monday night to face off against North Texas. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the American Bank Center.