January 18, 2010

JADE DAVIS GARNERS SECOND SOUTHLAND WEEKLY HONOR

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Jade Davis picked up her second Southland Player of the Week Honor on Monday afternoon following a vote of the league's sports information directors. Davis was previously recognized following the first week of the season.

"Jade is very deserving of this award," said head coach Robert Robinson. "It is a big honor for her as well as our team.

"It is big because her play has helped our team start undefeated in the Southland."

Davis started the week on Wednesday against Texas State, scoring 30 points to help lead the Islanders back from a six-point deficit in the second half to move to 2-0 in the Southland standings. She scored 18 of her points in the second half as TAMUCC outscored the Bobcats by eight points in the final period for a 78-72 final.

Jade scored 11 points in the Islanders 75-66 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday in a matchup of two teams with undefeated Southland records. In addition to the points, Davis also grabbed five rebounds as they rushed out to a 21-point lead in the second half before finishing with a nine-point advantage at the final horn.

She is now averaging 13.2 points per game for the year and 15.3 per game in Southland games only. She ranks 10th in the Southland in scoring and has consistently been one of the better scorers in the league this season and is one of only two players with multiple 30-point games. Megan Herbert of Central Arkansas leads the league with seven and Davis is second with two such efforts.

It also marks just the second time in Islander history that a player has scored 30-or-more points in a game twice in one season. Detra Johnson scored had 45-point and 34-point games against during the 2000-01 season, the only two of her career. Davis is now the all-time leader in 30-point games with three, once last season and twice this year.

Next up for the Islanders is Lamar on Wednesday in Beaumont as they are matched up against another 3-0 team in the Southland standings. Fans can follow the action as Yannis Koutroupis calls the action on KCCT 1150 AM as TAMUCC looks to go to 4-0 in the Southland for the first time in the programs history.