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San Antonio – St. Mary’s University used a scoring run early in the second half to take the lead for good, then used a stifling defense to hold the lead, as they defeated Ouachita Baptist University, 56-48, in women’s basketball action Saturday afternoon at Steelman Field House. The men’s team was defeated by Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 50-49, at the Steinke Center in Kingsville.

Trailing by two points at the break, St. Mary’s used a 9-0 run to start the second half to take a lead that they would never relinquish. Liz Boyd (Fr., San Antonio) started the run with a three-pointer and Amber Sophus (So., Houston) hit back-to-back layups to compete the run that gave the Rattlers a 32-25 lead with 16:25 left in the game.

The Tigers cut the Rattler lead to just one at 44-43 on a lay-up by Domino Miller with 7:28 left to play. But the Rattlers responded with a 12-2 run, keyed by four points each from Chastity Noble (Sr., El Paso, Texas) and Boyd, to put the game away.

Noble and Boyd tied for the team lead in scoring with 14 points each. Boyd also added nine rebounds. Mareta Bailey (Jr., Grand Prairie, Texas) was the only other Rattler in double figures in scoring with 12 points. Kristin Williams (Jr., Kansas City, Mo.) had seven points and 10 rebounds.

With the win, St. Mary’s improved to 6-3 this season, while Ouachita Baptist fell to 4-3. The Rattlers will return to action on Dec. 17 when they travel to Goodwell, Okla., for their Heartland Conference opener against Oklahoma Panhandle State University at 5:30 p.m.

In the men’s game, Flavio Milam’s free throws with 33 seconds left was the difference as Texas A&M University-Kingsville rallied for a 50-49 win over the Rattlers. St. Mary’s dominated the statistical game, outshooting and outrebounding the Javelinas. But the Rattlers committed 12 turnovers, while forcing just five in the game.

Darren Lee (Sr., Stockton, Calif.) led the Rattlers with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Curtis Mitchell (Sr., Milwaukee) had 12 points, while Kevin Kotzur (Fr., La Vernia, Texas) added 10 points and 8 rebounds. As a team, the Rattlers shot 43.5 percent (20-46), while holding TAMUK to just 33.9 percent (19-56). The Rattlers also outrebounded the Javelinas 37-30.

With the loss, the Rattlers fell to 3-5 this season, while TAMUK improved to 4-1. The Rattlers will return to action on Dec. 17 when they travel to Goodwell, Okla., for their Heartland Conference opener against Oklahoma Panhandle State University at 8 p.m.

Men’s Box Score
TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE 50, ST. MARY’S (TEXAS) 49
12/05/09 4:00 PM at Kingsville, TX – Hampton Inn Court
ST. MARY’S (TEXAS) (3-5)
Darren Lee 5-9 2-2 15; Curtis Mitchell 5-12 0-0 12; Kevin Kotzur 5-9 0-0 10; Jeremy Fonteneaux 3-5 0-1 6; Brad Hubenak 2-6 1-2 5; Gordon Ward 0-1 1-2 1; Jeff Campbell 0-4 0-1 0; Aaron Thomas 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-46 4-8 49.
TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE (5-1)
MILAM, Flavio 5-14 4-4 15; GAYE, Royce 5-10 2-2 12; LEE, Naquawn 4-6 1-1 10; WALLACE, Ryan 3-10 2-2 8; FORD, Marcus 2-5 0-0 5; DIXON, Emmanuel 0-0 0-0 0; BELFORD, Phillip 0-0 0-0 0; MULLINS, Antwan 0-8 0-0 0; KIMBALL, Brock 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 19-56 9-9 50.
St. Mary’s (Texas)…………   25   24  –   49
Texas A&M-Kingsville……….   23   27  –   50
3-point goals–St. Mary’s (Texas) 5-13 (Darren Lee 3-5; Curtis Mitchell 2-6; Jeff Campbell 0-2), Texas A&M-Kingsville 3-15 (LEE, Naquawn 1-3; FORD, Marcus 1-1; MILAM, Flavio 1-7; MULLINS, Antwan 0-1; KIMBALL, Brock 0-2; WALLACE, Ryan 0-1). Fouled out–St. Mary’s (Texas)-None, Texas A&M-Kingsville-LEE, Naquawn. Rebounds–St. Mary’s (Texas) 37 (Darren Lee 11), Texas A&M-Kingsville 30 (MILAM, Flavio 13). Assists–St. Mary’s (Texas) 13 (Darren Lee 3; Kevin Kotzur 3; Jeff Campbell 3), Texas A&M-Kingsville 7 (MULLINS, Antwan 4). Total fouls–St. Mary’s (Texas) 11, Texas A&M-Kingsville 16. Technical fouls–St. Mary’s (Texas)-None, Texas A&M-Kingsville-None. A-325

Women’s Box Score
ST. MARY’S 56, OUACHITA BAPTIST 48
12/05/09 12:00 PM at Monticello, AR – Steelman Field House
OUACHITA BAPTIST (4-3)
Coleman, Gabby 7-16 0-2 16; Miller, Domino 2-7 7-8 11; Robinson, Tamara 3-9 0-0 6; Parker, Maranda 2-5 0-0 5; Colliver, Angela 2-7 0-1 5; Adams, A’Laeshia 1-9 1-3 4; Osueke, Beulah 0-0 1-2 1; Pugh, Sarah 0-0 0-0 0; Jordan, Blair 0-1 0-0 0; Berman, Taylor 0-2 0-0 0; Dillard, Breana 0-2 0-2 0. Totals 17-58 9-18 48.
ST. MARY’S (6-3)
Chastity Noble 5-7 2-4 14; Liz Boyd 6-12 0-0 14; Mareta Bailey 5-7 2-3 12; Kristen Williams 3-10 1-2 7; Amber Sophus 3-6 0-1 6; Lesleigh Phillips 1-2 1-2 3; Sierra Cavitt 0-0 0-0 0; Nicole James 0-2 0-0 0; DeAnna Patterson 0-1 0-0 0; Jenni Endres 0-2 0-0 0; Amber Polvado 0-0 0-0 0; Felicia Jacobs 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-49 6-12 56.
Ouachita Baptist…………..   25   23  –   48
St. Mary’s………………..   23   33  –   56
3-point goals–Ouachita Baptist 5-28 (Coleman, Gabby 2-7; Parker, Maranda 1-2; Adams, A’Laeshia 1-5; Colliver, Angela 1-4; Jordan, Blair 0-1; Berman, Taylor 0-2; Dillard, Breana 0-1; Robinson, Tamara 0-3; Miller, Domino 0-3), St. Mary’s 4-9 (Chastity Noble 2-4; Liz Boyd 2-4; DeAnna Patterson 0-1). Fouled out–Ouachita Baptist-None, St. Mary’s-None. Rebounds–Ouachita Baptist 31 (Coleman, Gabby 7; Colliver, Angela 7), St. Mary’s 47 (Kristen Williams 10). Assists–Ouachita Baptist 11 (Adams, A’Laeshia 2; Miller, Domino 2; Dillard, Breana 2; Colliver, Angela 2), St. Mary’s 9 (Mareta Bailey 3). Total fouls–Ouachita Baptist 19, St. Texas 19. Technical fouls–Ouachita Baptist None, St. Texas-Nicole James; TEAM. A-77
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