LEVELLAND — The South Plains College men's and women's basketball teams will return to conference play on Monday when they travel to Big Spring for a showdown with Howard College.
The Lady Texans will tipoff at 5:45 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be streaming live at spctexans.com and Michael Wiiest of KLVT Radio Levelland will call the courtside action.
The Lady Texans currently sit at 13-5 on the year and 0-2 in conference play. The Lady Hawks have an overall record of 10-7 and 0-2 in the WJCAC.
Mikayla Kuehne leads South Plains in scoring with an 11.4 points per game average shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3. Gabbie Green is second on the team with 10.4 points per game, followed by freshman La'Praisjah Johnson who averages 9.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
The Lady Hawks are led by freshman Kaki Simpson who is shooting 32 percent from the floor on the year and averaging 14.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest. Ruthie Fox is shooting nearly 44 percent from the field and averaging 11.8 points per game, while sophomore Kendall Alsup is shooting 36 percent on the year and ranks third on the team with 11.5 points per game.
The Texans enter Monday night with a 10-4 record including a 2-0 mark in conference play. The Texans have won six of their last seven games including a 69-65 victory over No. 9 Sothern Idaho at the Fiesta Bowl Junior College Shootout on Dec. 29 in Arizona. Howard comes into the contest with a 13-3 record overall and currently sit a 1-1 in the WJCAC.
Jordan Brangers leads the Texans' offensive attack, averaging 21 points per game and is shooting 49 percent from the field after 14 games. Isaiah Maurice, a transfer from Kansas State is averaging 12.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. South Carolina transfer Raymond Doby leads the Texans with 6.6 rebounds per game while Texas Tech signee Deshawn Corprew is averaging 11.1 points and 5.3 boards per game.
Sophomore guard Jeremy Hayes leads the Hawks in scoring with 14.3 points per game thanks to a 43.4 percent shooting mark from the field. Sophomore Jake Hutchings ranks second in scoring, averaging 12.4 points per game and is shooting 53.8 percent from the floor.