TexAnns carry momentum to Kingsville

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Head coach Misty Wilson and her Tarleton State TexAnns look to even up their Lone Star Conference record today at Texas A&M-Kingsville. || Courtesy NATE BURAL/Tarleton Athletics

By BRAD KEITH

TheFlashToday.com

(January 9, 2016) — Tarleton State is coming off what senior Meagan O’Dell and junior Bailey Wipff each called its best performance of the season in a 94-65 rout of Angelo State Wednesday at Wisdom Gym.

The TexAnns (7-6, 1-2) look to keep alive their newfound momentum and even up their Lone Star Conference record today at Texas A&M-Kingsville (5-6, 1-3). Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. at the Steinke Center.

Wipff, a junior guard, and O’Dell, a senior guard who came off the bench Wednesday, each had career highs with 22 points and 21, respectively. Tarleton had its most points (94) and assists (28) of the season while committing a season low seven turnovers.

A&M-Kingsville is on a five game losing skid, including three defeats by double digits. The Javelinas began the skid with a one-point road loss to Texas-Permian Basin, then lost by 18 and 16 to St. Mary’s and NAIA Our Lady of the Lake. A defensive struggle didn’t go their way when they scored only 39 points at home against A&M-International, then after dropping a pair of Division I exhibitions, they opened LSC play with a 85-61 loss at A&M-Commerce Wednesday.

The Javelinas are much improved from last season, however, when they were 0-26. They were

Tarleton has won 11 straight against TAMUK and leads the Javs 23-18 in the all-time series.

Here’s a look at major team statistic comparisons, individual leaders and links to follow the game if you’re not able to go to A&M-Kingsville:

TEAM STATS

Scoring

Tarleton 69.5

TAMUK 58.5

Opponent Scoring

Tarleton 64.1

TAMUK 62.5

Field Goal Percentage

Tarleton 39.9

TAMUK 35.5

Opponent FG%

Tarleton 40.7

TAMUK 36.1

3-point Field Goal Percentage

Tarleton 32.4

TAMUK 26.1

Opponent 3pt FG%

Tarleton 30.7

TAMUK 26.6

Free Throw Percentage

Tarleton 77.4

TAMUK 68.5

Rebounds

Tarleton 38.9

TAMUK 39.6

Opponent Rebounds

Tarleton 37.2

TAMUK 43.0

Assists

Tarleton 15.1

TAMUK 10.2

Turnovers

Tarleton 16.8

TAMUK 18.5

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Tarleton

Bailey Wippff (Jr/G) 13.9 pts

Ikpeaku Iwobi (Jr/F) 10.5 pts, 9.0 reb

Meagan O’Dell (Sr/G) 8.1 pts

Raven McGrath (Sr/G) 6.9 pts, 3.2 asts

Morgan Ashmore (Sr/G) 6.5 pts, 3.4 asts

TAMUK

Kaylin Roher (Jr/G) 11.7 pts

TaSheena Moore (Jr/G) 7.8 pts, 3.9 reb, 2.5 asts

Kyra Bauer (Sr/F) 7.8 pts, 4.0 reb

Jameesha Wade (Jr/G) 7.5 pts 3.8 reb

Kaylee Kana (Jr/F) – 7.0 pts, 3.8 reb

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