Savage Storm basketball hosts UAM, SAU
Matt Thomas Southeastern
DURANT, Okla. - As Southeastern continues on its second trip through the Great American Conference schedule, the Lady Storm will next be hosting Arkansas-Monticello at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 and Southern Arkansas at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8 in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.
SE enters the weekend set of games with an 11-7 record overall and an 8-4 mark in league play which puts them in third place in the conference standings.
The Storm are led by Emily Williams who is averaging 14.6 ppg on the year and has turned in five 20-point games this season, including three in-a-row and four of the last five outings.
She is joined in double figures by Breana Small-Peppers at 11.7 and Haley Schaefer at 11.1.
That trio also leads the way on the glass with each of them averaging 7.0 rpg or better.
The Storm made the trip to SAU and UAM to open the 2014 new year, opening that road swing with a 67-51 win over the Muleriders and finishing the trip with a 75-61 win over the Cotton Blossoms.
It was Schafer who turned in the big game against SAU, finishing with 19 points and 17 rebounds, while Madison Thames turned in a team-high 12 points in the win over UAM.
The Blossoms enter at 5-14 overall and 1-12 in league play and are currently in the midst of a 10-game losing skid.
The club is paced by a trio of double-digit scorers, led by Jordan Goforth who is averaging 17.7 ppg, while Tamia Grady is at 16.0 and Nikki Mullen is adding 11.4 per outing.
SAU comes into the weekend with a 10-9 record overall and a 6-7 mark in GAC action, but have won three of their last four.
Chanel Miller leads the way for the club with 15.9 ppg.
DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern will look to take advantage of the home court advantage when it welcomes Arkansas-Monticello at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 as well as when it hosts Southern Arkansas on Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.
The Savage Storm enter the weekend with a 5-12 mark overall on the year and a 3-9 Great American Conference record. SE is currently a half-game behind Ouachita Baptist for the final spot in the 2014 GAC Tournament.
Urald King continues to pace the club with 15.7 ppg on the offensive end and 9.5 rebounds per game on the defensive side.
Taylor Smaller and John Balwigaire are each adding 10.8 ppg, while two others are averaging eight points per outing or more.
Smaller also leads the team in assists at 3.6 per game.
SE dropped its meetings with these teams on the road to open the 2014 new year, falling to SAU 76-63 and UAM 65-57 for the team’s first GAC losses of the year.
King turned in 18 points and nine rebounds in the game against the Muleriders, and followed up with a 16 point effort against the Boll Weevils.
UAM enters the contest on Thursday with a 15-6 record and an 8-5 mark in league play, which includes a current three-game winning streak.
Brandon Wilson leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 18.1 ppg and 7.8 rebounds.
SAU enters the weekend at 9-10 on the season with a 5-8 mark in GAC contests and has lost its last two outings.
Jeffrey Walker leads a total of five players averaging in double-figures with 15.2 ppg, while Alre’k Brown paces the club in rebounds at 8.0 per outing.
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