Jan 6, 2014 9:54 PM
KINGSVILLE, Texas - The Texas A&M-Kingsville opens Lone Star Conference action Tuesday night at 7 p.m. when the Javelinas visit Texas Woman's at 7 p.m. They then visit A&M-Commerce on Wednesday before Saturday's conference home opener against Tarleton State.
The Javelinas enter conference play with a .500 record at 5-5. With five victories, Kingsville has already matched last season's win total as head coach Michael Trujillo continues to build up his program.
Transfers Lindsey Mahone and Rosalie Cutri made a major impact in the Javelinas 10 non-conference games. Mahone is amongst the league leaders in scoring with 13.8 points a game. Cutri is second in scoring with 11.6 points a contest. The duo leads the Javelinas in rebounding with 6.4 a game for Mahone and 5.1 for Cutri.
The newcomers have played a key role in the Javelinas defense leadings the LSC in steals. Kingsville is on pace to set a school record with 12.3 a game and is led by conference leader Cutri at 3.0. Mahone is third in the LSC with 2.4 a contest as Kingsville is 16th in NCAA Division II. Robertson is third on the team with 1.4 swipes.
TWU enters Tuesday's game with a 0-2 mark in LSC action and is 4-7 on the year. Rebekah Cluley leads the Pioneers with 11.2 points a game while Kenesha Saygo is second on the team with 10.1. The two teams split last season with Kingsville winning 59-49 in Denton behind 14 points by Ashley Viera.
Commerce is 1-1 in the league entering Wednesday's game, but 2-9 overall. They boast Breanna Harris who is one of the top players in the LSC. Harris averages a double-double with 16.8 points and 11.5 rebounds a game. Her point total is second in the LSC and she is tops in rebounds.
Links to live stats and live video will be available at Javelinaathletics.com or by visiting each school's website directly.