June 23, 2018

TEXANN HOOPS: Top-scoring trio, other pieces to return

By BRAD KEITH
TheFlashToday.com

STEPHENVILLE (March 10 2018) — Tarleton State reached the end of its road when the 2017-18 TexAnns were eliminated from the NCAA Division II South Central Region Championship.

Tarleton bowed out to top-seed and No. 2 nationally-ranked Lubbock Christian, which extended its win streak to 24 in the 78-46 rout at Rip Griffin Center in Lubock Friday. The TexAnns did not have Mackenzie Hailey and it showed. Even with first-team All-Lone Star Conference selection they lost 80-60 at LCU earlier in the season.

The TexAnns finish 20-12 after reaching back-to-back NCAA Division II Championships, where their seven of the past nine seasons have ended. Head coach Misty Wilson continues to gain experience and now has four years behind her with noticeable improvements each tear, such as reaching 20 wins in a season for the first time since 2011-12 when Tarleton won its only NCAA conference championship the first of two LSC tourney titles. The second conference tournament championship.came last year with a 80-78 win over Angelo State five years to the day following their first tourney title.

Tarleton is saying goodbye to just three players as seniors Tiara Tatum and Baylee Peck have exhausted their eligibility, and sophomore Trejouir Wilson is forgoing her final two years and joining the US Marines.

But four starters including all three leading scorers return next year, and two starters have at least two years of eligibility two years remaining. Three freshman also gained experience and should become staples for this team with experience.

Here are four reasons to get excited about the immediate future for the TexAnns:

THE BIG THREE:
The three leading scorers – Mackenzie Hailey, McKinley Bostad and Katie Webster combine to average 40.5 points and 17.2 rebounds. In their only performance without Hailey Tarleton saw those numbers fall to 20 points and 7 boards…Hailey averaged 14.5 points and 7.2 rebounds as a sophomore as well as 15.1 and 7.8, respectively, for her career. Bostad scored 13.1 points per game as a junior and classmate Webster averaged 12.9 while grabbing 6.3 boards.

EXPERIENCE AT POINT:
Done are the days of referring Kylie Collins as a young point guard. She will be a third-year starter next season. Consistency in taking care of the ball will be primary for Collins, who occasionally struggles against long defenders. But she’s lightning quick, has good vision and when she is allowed spot up in the open, she shoots a good percentage from the arc.

YOUTH MOVEMENT:
Three freshman proved valuable this season, none more so NIna Alvarez, who may have it in her to challenge Collins at point guard if she can channel all that energy more effectively. She was a lightning rod off the bench defensively this year, but erratic on offense. As she puts it together on both ends,  she should become a primary weapon for the TexAnns…. Lucy Benson is as athletic as anyone on the team and can really board. She will contend for big minutes alongside Hailey in the paint next year because of ability to out-rebound opponents and the hustle plays she makes defensively. If Benson develops a couple moves and a shooting touch on the offensive end, look out…. Mikaila Tyer is an outside shooting specialist, but that’s just what TexAnn fans see now. Godley followers will tell you as she develops she can help at the point and is a great leader offensively and defensively.

DON’T FORGET MANKINS & ALLEN
Shelby Mankins returned from injury for the Lone Star Conference, where she played 33 total minutes with 11 points, 6 rebounds, three steals and two assists. That translates to a good 33 minute gmae, or a couple good 15-17 minute performances off the bench. She’s 6-0, can attack or post up and not bad shooting from mid-range. Mankins will almost certanly play significant mintues next season, perhaps even competing for the fifth starting spot…..And Hannah Allen has been lost on the depth chart some the past two years, more becuase it’s a long way from rural Roscoe to the calibur of competition in the LSC and becuase of the infusion of talent with Division I transfers such as Bostad and Webster. But 5 feet, 11 inches  and qualifying for the state track meet in the 100 meter hurdles and 300 hurdles translates into a long guard that can really run. And she was known for filling up the net as a Texas Girls Coaches Asscoiation All-State and Legacy Team honoree, so she can fill up the net, too.

 

Tarleton State (20-12)
Western State 71-50 W
St. Mary’s 59-56 W
^Central Oklahoma 61-53 L
^Regis (Colo.) 55-42 W
@Lubbock Christian 80-60 L
@Midwestern State 66-56 L
@Cameron (Okla.) 70-63 L
Western New Mexcico 87-61 W
Eastern New Mexico 78-72 (OT) L
Arkansas-Fort Smith 67-63 W
Arlington Baptist 104-52
Southeastern Oklahoma St 60-49 W
Angelo State 72-56 W
Texas A&M-Kingsville 60-43 W
@Texs A&M-Commerce 68-62 L
@Texas Woman’s 71-67 W
@#8 West Texas A&M 66-64 W
@Texas-Permian Basin 58-45 W
Cameron 86-81 W
Midwestern State 86-81 W
@Eastern New Mexcio 64-59 L
@Western New Mexico 70-64 W
@Texas A&M-Kingsville 63-59 W
@ Angelo Stae 68-59 L
Texas A&M-Commerce 68-53 W
Texas Woman’s 77-69 (OT) L
Texas_Permian Basin 65-49 W
West Texas A&M 87-60 L
^Eastern NewMexico 83-61 W
^Angelo State 72-56 W
^West Texas A&M 80-66 L

SEASON STATS:

Team

Overall Team Statistics
Statistic Tarleton State Opponents
SCORING
Total Points 2138 2029
Points Per Game 66.8 63.4
Scoring Margin 3.4
SHOOTING
FG: Made-Attempted 716-1799 760-1798
FG: Percentage .398 .423
FG: Per Game 22.4 23.8
3PT: Made-Attempted 194-572 180-601
3PT: Percentage .339 .300
3PT: Per Game 6.1 5.6
FT: Made-Attempted 512-674 329-486
FT: Percentage .760 .677
FT: Per Game 16.0 10.3
REBOUNDING
Total 1047 1225
Per Game 32.7 38.3
Margin -5.6
ASSISTS
Total 444 442
Per Game 13.9 13.8
TURNOVERS
Total 508 643
Per Game 15.9 20.1
Margin 4.2
Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.9 0.7
Points Off Turnovers 19.0 14.2
STEALS
Total 321 228
Per Game 10.0 7.1
BLOCKS
Total 76 117
Per Game 2.4 3.7

Individual

Overall Individual Statistics
# Player GP GS Minutes FG 3PT FT Scoring Rebounds PF AST TO STL BLK
TOT AVG FGM FGA FG% 3PT 3PTA 3PT% FTM FTA FT% PTS AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG
41 Hailey, Mackenzie 31 31 919 29.6 157 352 .446 19 70 .271 115 149 .772 448 14.5 81 141 222 7.2 97 57 87 76 33
03 Bostad, McKinley 32 32 969 30.3 119 292 .408 43 118 .364 137 163 .840 418 13.1 31 93 124 3.9 78 84 59 56 9
12 Webster, Katie 32 32 855 26.7 146 323 .452 12 44 .273 109 139 .784 413 12.9 56 145 201 6.3 94 47 73 23 22
05 Tatum, Tiara 32 32 922 28.8 85 223 .381 34 86 .395 40 48 .833 244 7.6 37 44 81 2.5 42 51 57 33 1
02 Collins, Kylie 32 31 795 24.8 59 166 .355 39 98 .398 35 43 .814 192 6.0 5 39 44 1.4 26 62 66 29 2
23 Peck, Baylee 32 2 528 16.5 34 116 .293 15 53 .283 11 17 .647 94 2.9 15 32 47 1.5 23 38 29 19 0
10 Alvarez, Nina 31 0 401 12.9 30 94 .319 8 29 .276 21 31 .677 89 2.9 13 29 42 1.4 44 53 46 31 0
32 Mankins, Shelby 18 0 209 11.6 20 58 .345 1 12 .083 3 13 .231 44 2.4 12 24 36 2.0 21 7 18 10 3
04 Wilson, Trejouir 32 0 369 11.5 25 72 .347 8 27 .296 17 29 .586 75 2.3 9 22 31 1.0 19 31 22 23 0
14 Drews, Shelby 1 0 3 3.0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 2 2.0 1 0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Tyer, Makaila 25 0 132 5.3 16 32 .500 12 27 .444 1 2 .500 45 1.8 7 6 13 0.5 6 5 4 6 0
01 Benson, Lucy 31 0 229 7.4 13 44 .295 0 2 .000 11 21 .524 37 1.2 30 32 62 2.0 26 7 11 13 4
11 Allen, Hannah 18 0 68 3.8 6 15 .400 2 5 .400 7 10 .700 21 1.2 4 13 17 0.9 8 1 9 1 2
33 Fieseler, Haley 7 0 25 3.6 3 6 .500 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 7 1.0 3 4 7 1.0 6 1 2 0 0
22 Turner, Deziray 10 0 25 2.5 3 6 .500 1 1 1.000 2 5 .400 9 0.9 0 4 4 0.4 3 0 6 1 0
Total 32 6449 201.5 716 1799 .398 194 572 .339 512 674 .760 2138 66.81 367 680 1047 32.7 493 444 508 321 76
Opponents 6451 201.6 760 1798 .423 180 601 .300 329 486 .677 2029 63.41 432 793 1225 38.3 670 442 643 228 117

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