The Port Arthur News
Lamar University will go in search of its first Southland
Conference basketball victory Saturday evening at 6 p.m. when the Cardinals host
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Montagne Center.
The Cardinals are playing their third straight home contest following
Thursday’s 68-57 loss to Sam Houston State. The loss dropped the Cards to 2-14
on the year and 0-4 in league play.
The Islanders opened the 2012-13 season with
a 60-49 win over Texas Lutheran but have since lost 12 straight, including all
three Southland games.
Saturday is Elementary Appreciation Night, with free admission for all students
in fifth grade or below with a proper ID or school T-shirt.
Three Cardinals scored in double-figures in Thursday’s loss to the Bearkats
with junior forward Amos Wilson posting 12 points, eight rebounds and three
steals. Freshman Keilan Blanks came off the bench to register 11 points and four
assists and Donley Minor added 10 points.
The Cardinals and Islanders have both struggled this season due in large part to
their respective offensive deficiencies. Lamar is averaging 58.2 points per game
and AMCC is not much better at 59.6. The Islanders are last in the Southland in
shooting at 37.9 percent.
Lamar is led in scoring by redshirt freshman Rhon Mitchell at 10.7 points per
game. The forward is also grabbing 4.6 rebounds per game. Senior forward Stan
Brown is posting 9.7 points and a team-high 6.4 rebounds per game.