Saturday, February 04, 2017

HBU women upend Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Photo by Robert H Kelly
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 4, 2017) Led by the offensive punch of sophomore guard Lisa Zderadicka, the HBU Huskies downed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by the score of 56-51 at Sharp Gymnasium in Houston on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The 5-6 native of Vienna, Austria came off the bench and in 16 minutes of play, tallied 23 points for the Huskies. Her performance against the Islanders was the second best of the season. She connected on 8-of-11 shots from the field, 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, and 4-5 from the free throw line.

The Huskies trailed the Islanders at the half, 26-14 but that deficit was short lived. HBU rallied in the third quarter, outscoring their Southland Conference rival 21-10. The entered the final quarter of the game behind by a single point (36-35). In the final 10 minutes of the contest, they continued their offensive punch with a 21-15 scoring advantage, to give the Huskies their fifth win of the season and their third in conference action. Zderadicka was not the only standout player for the Huskies. Starting guard Heidi Byrd chipped in 10 points with Shannon Jones adding nine points along with nine rebounds. The Islanders has two players on double figures; starting forwards Dalesia Booth with 18 points and Ashanti Plummer with 12 points. Plummer also tallied seven rebounds for Corpus Christi.

Next up for the Huskies is a February 9 match-up against Northwestern State in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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