Senior forward Indhira Ramirez posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds while sophomore guard Jourdan Clark also added 13 points as East Central University rolled to a 69-45 rout of Incarnate Word Monday night in Lone Star Conference women’s crossover basketball play at the Kerr Activities Center.

Ramirez hit 6-of-10 shots from the floor and also recorded three steals while Clark connected on 6-of-8 attempts from the field to go with four assists and four boards as the Lady Tigers evened their season record at 4-4.

Senior guard Laura Harris, on the strength of 3-of-5 shooting from 3-point range, contributed 11 points and sophomore guard Regan Browne, who was 2-of-3 outside the arch, finished with 10 points as ECU shot 50 percent from the floor for the game while collecting 15 assists, led by senior guard Casi Rawls’ game-high six to go with her four points.

The Lady Tigers were only 7-of-15 from the line and 6-of-18 from 3-point land while committing 20 turnovers.

However, ECU did force 15 UIW miscues and owned a 41-35 edge on the boards as redshirt freshman forward Ashley Robison grabbed six rebounds to go with her seven points. All 11 players got into the scoring column for the Lady Tigers as Krista Bullis also tallied five.

The Cardinals, who dropped to 0-6 on the season, received 13 points off the bench from Ashley Pfaff and starter Ifunanya Mora added 12 points and shared the team lead in rebounds with Chloe Wallace at nine.

ECU, which limited UIW to eight field goals in each half and only one trey on the night, had a 31-21 advantage at the break and outscored the Cardinals by a 38-24 margin in the second half.

The Lady Tigers set the tone for the second half by scoring the first seven points off a Ramirez jumper, Browne 3-pointer and another Ramirez jumper to make it 38-21 with 17:40 to go.

That 7-0 spurt by ECU jump-started a 25-6 run through the first eight minutes as the Lady Tigers pulled away.

The next action for ECU will be Saturday at Abilene Christian at 2 p.m. for more LSC crossover action. The Lady Tigers then continue the road trip with a 5:30 p.m. contest at Angelo State on Monday to close out pre-Christmas play.


Unbeaten Incarnate Word overwhelms ECU men, 83-64

ADA — The University of the Incarnate Word (Texas) utilized its speed, 57.8 percent shooting and placed four players in double figures in knocking off East Central University 83-64 Monday night in Lone Star Conference men’s crossover action on Wayne Cobb Court inside the Kerr Activities Center.

The 8-0 Cardinals, behind Tracy Robinson’s game-high 24 points, set the tempo with a solid first half, shooting 63.6 percent overall and holding the Tigers to 32.3. ECU finished at just 37.7 percent for the game.

Robinson  knocked down 11-of-18 shots from the floor and pulled down a team-leading eight rebounds for UIW, which also received 15 points out of reserve Jordan Roddy, 13 from Eric Stewart and 12 from Kelcey Solomon.

Roddy connected on two of the Cardinals’ three 3-pointers on the night.

The only battle that the Tigers won was on the boards by a 41-30 margin as four players had five each.

Darnell Davis posted up for 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting to lead the Tigers and senior Denarius Darby, behind 11 first-half points, finished with 13 and junior Eric Avant supplied 10 as ECU fell to 6-4 on the season.

Chris Lee added eight points for the Tigers and Caprest Rhone ended up with seven.

Shaun Umeh and Chris Johnson also tossed in eight points apiece for the Cardinals, who were just outside the latest top 25 poll at No. 26.

UIW also committed nine less turnovers than the hosts (19-10) and recorded 12 steals on the night, led by four from Johnson and three from Stewart.

ECU plays a pair of games in Texas on Saturday and Monday, visiting Abilene Christian for a 4 p.m. contest on Saturday and Angelo State for a 5:30 p.m. meeting on Monday in LSC crossover play.

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