Lady Lions, Lady Reddies Clash In Rematch

Courtesy UAFS Athletics Department

The UAFS women’s basketball team will open the new year the same way it opened the season – playing the Henderson State Lady Reddies.

UAFS will look to complete the regular-season sweep of Henderson State at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Duke Wells Center in Arkadelphia, Ark. It will be one of four remaining nonconference games for UAFS. Live stats  and webcast will be available.

It will be the second game in the all-time series between the two in-state programs that compete in different conferences. UAFS, which competes in the Heartland Conference, beat Henderson State, which competes in the Great American Conference, 79-71 on Nov. 10 at the Stubblefield Center.

UAFS (3-8) has lost four games in a row and is coming off a tough 82-75 road loss on Saturday to the University of Central Oklahoma, which already has two wins against Top 25 teams this season.

The Lady Lions are averaging 69 points per game with two players averaging double-figures in scoring – senior forward Katie BenAmor (13.8) and junior post Angi Ramey (10.5). UAFS is being out-rebounded by its opponents by almost 2 rebounds per game (48.4-46.6), but Ramey is averaging a team-high 10 rebounds per game.

UAFS is allowing 71 points per game and forcing almost 18 turnovers per game. Freshman guard Brittany Holbert leads the team with 18 steals and is one of six players with double-digit steals. Ramey leads the team with 27 blocks.
Since losing the season opener to UAFS, Henderson State (7-2) has won seven of its past eight games and is coming off a 67-62 home win in overtime against McMurry on Monday.

The Lady Reddies are averaging 71 points per game with three players averaging double-figures in scoring – junior guard Krystal Beachum (14.9), senior forward Destiny Smith (13.3), junior guard/forward Shareka Maner (10.3). Henderson State is out-rebounding its opponents by more than 7 rebounds per game (40.6-33.2). Smith leads the team with 11 rebounds per game.

Henderson State is allowing 62 points per game and forcing 20 turnovers per game. Beachum and Smith lead the team with 16 steals apiece, while Maner leads the team with 4 blocks.