New year begins with Lone Star Conference road trips for TexAnns

THE GAME
As the calendar turns to 2019, Tarleton Women’s Basketball is in the midst of its best start to a season in five years. The TexAnns, who are 8-2 to begin a season for the first time since the 2013-14 season, will kickstart the new year with road trips to square off against league rivals Cameron and MSU Texas, formerly Midwestern State, Thursday and Saturday. The TexAnns will face off with Cameron (3-7, 0-2 LSC) on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Lawton, Oklahoma and return to action on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Wichita Falls against MSU Texas (3-6, 0-2 LSC).

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TARLETON SPORTS NETWORK PRESENTED BY NTX FORD DEALERS
A complete radio broadcast of the game can be heard on the Tarleton Sports Network presented by the North Texas Ford Dealers. The Voice of the TexAnns, Kyle Crews, will have the call on the flagship station of Tarleton Athletics – KTRL 90.5 FM in Stephenville – and worldwide at www.TarletonSports.com/ListenLive. There will also be live stats and a live video stream of the game, produced by the home team. Links for live stats, audio and video can be found on the women’s basketball schedule at TarletonSports.com.

HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Anyone wishing to watch the game online can find direct links to the event at the following locations on the World Wide Web (These locations will always provide the exact links for fan convenience):

• Women’s Basketball Schedule Page at TarletonSports.com
• Game Day Preview Story on TarletonSports.com, which is always released on the day before the first competition of the week.
• Game Day Graphics, which are released the morning of Game Day, on @TarletonSports Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
• www.TarletonSports.com/watch
• www.TarletonSports.com/ListenLive

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets can be purchased at the gate for both games. MSU Texas offers advanced ticket sales online at MSUMustangs.com. Direct links to purchase advanced tickets can be found on the women’s basketball schedule at TarletonSports.com. Cameron ticket prices go as high as $6 for adult general admission while MSU Texas ticket prices range from $15 for reserved floor seats to $5 for non-MSU student general admission.

THE LAST TIME OUT
Tarleton returned to game action Saturday with an exhibition bout against East Texas Baptist and wasted no time in returning to form with a 74-47 win over the Tigers. Mackenzie Hailey led the TexAnns with a 22-point, 11-rebound performance to go along with six steals. Kaylee Allen also poured in 13 points while Katie Webster (9) and McKinley Bostad (7) combined for 16 more points in the starting five. Destiney Winkfield led the bench scoring with eight points.

LONE STAR CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
McKinley Bostad was named the Lone Star Conference Women’s Basketball Offensive Player of the Week after a career week for Tarleton in a pair of crucial victories over Heartland Conference, in-region rivals last week. Bostad joins Kaylee Allen as the two TexAnns who have won the weekly honors for Tarleton this season.

INSIDE THE SERIES: CAMERON
Tarleton and Cameron began their women’s basketball history in the 1993-94 season and the Aggies hold a slim 17-16 edge in the 33 all-time games played. The TexAnns and Aggies twice met during the spring semester of Tarleton’s final NAIA season and have been NCAA rivals since. Tarleton is 8-8 all-time in Lawton. Cameron has won eight of the last 11 since 2013.

INSIDE THE SERIES: MSU TEXAS
Tarleton and MSU Texas have a rich history of women’s basketball, which dates all the way back to 1978 and covers 69 games. The Mustangs hold a 37-32 all-time edge in the series, however, Tarleton holds a 24-23 edge since the TexAnns joined the NCAA in 1994. Despite MSU Texas claiming six of nine meetings between 2013-16, Tarleton has dominated the series since 2005 as the TexAnns have been victorious in 21 of the last 28 meetings over that span.

UP NEXT FOR TARLETON
Tarleton will stay on the road for a Tuesday night game at Texas A&M-Commerce before returning to Wisdom Gym next Thursday for a 5:30 p.m. showdown with Texas Woman’s. For more information regarding Tarleton Women’s Basketball, follow on Twitter and Instagram (@Tarleton_WBK).

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