LEVELLAND — The second-ranked South Plains College women's basketball team is slated for a two-game road trip in the Gem State this weekend at the College of Southern Idaho Thanksgiving Classic in Twin Falls, Idaho.
The Lady Texans are set to do battle with Snow College on Friday at 1:30 p.m. MST, followed by a 7 p.m. MST matchup with College of Southern Idaho on Saturday. Both games will stream live at spctexans.com under the "Watch Lady Texans" tab at the top of the homepage.
South Plains brings a perfect 8-0 mark into the weekend, averaging 94.1 points per game which ranks second in the country to date. The Lady Texans picked up a pair of wins last weekend in Kansas, downing Cloud County 85-54, before taking down Pratt Community College 76-42 to cap the road trip.
Sophomore Oceane Robin led all scorers with 14 points, four rebounds and two steals against the Lady Beavers, finishing 5 of 6 from the floor and 3 of 5 from the free throw line as the 6-foot guard from France tallied double-digit scoring figures for the fourth time this season. 6-foot-5 sophomore center Ruth Koang tallied double figures for the sixth straight game, dropping in 10 points and five rebounds for the Lady Texans in 13 minutes of action.
LSU signee Sarah Shematsi poured in nine points and hauled in six boards over 29 minutes for South Plains while Ashala Moseberry chipped in nine points and four boards and Ka'Lia Smith netted eight points and four rebounds over 17 minutes. Grace Hunter and Kor Fornesa Liu combined for 12 points, each tallying six as the Lady Texans shot 50 percent (28-56) from the floor and 28.6 percent (6-21) from the 3-point line.
The Lady Texans had their way with tournament host Cloud County in their opening matchup as Ruth Koang recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Koang poured in 8 of 14 shots from the floor over 21 minutes as the Lady Texans shot 40.8 percent from the floor and 37 percent from the 3-point line. Sarah Shematsi dropped in 17 points for South Plains, sinking five 3s to go along with two assists and a pair of blocked shots.
Asia McCoy provided 12 points coming off the bench for the Lady Texans, finishing 3 of 8 from the field and 5 of 6 from the charity stripe over 22 minutes. Oceane Robin tallied 11 points, eight rebounds, and five assists, netting 5 of 7 shots from the field in 26 minutes of action, while TCU signee Caroline Germond bucketed eight points, six assists and a game-high seven steals for South Plains.
Following the trip to Idaho, the Lady Texans will return to the hardwood for their conference opener against Howard College at 5:45 p.m. on Dec.4, followed by matchup with Seward County on Nov. 6 at 5:45 p.m. at the Dome.