CU women picked sixth in LSC preseason poll

From Cameron Sports Info.
Don Vieth, Sports Information Director

RICHARDSON, Texas – The Cameron University women’s basketball team is selected finish sixth according to the 2014-15 LSC preseason women’s basketball poll announced Wednesday.

The league’s preseason polls reflect the opinions of LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus various media representatives from throughout the region.

Cameron finished the 2013-14 season with a 13-14 overall record and went 5-11 in the LSC to qualify for the league’s postseason tournament.

West Texas A&M was picked as the clear favorite to defend its Lone Star Conference title, last season, WT earned the LSC Championship and tournament titles and won the South Central Regional before falling in the national championship game to Bentley 73-65.  The Lady Buffs received first-place votes on 21 of the 26 ballots for a total of 227 points.

Midwestern State finished second with three first-place nod and 198 points in front of Tarleton State.  The TexAnns were third with 180 points.

Texas Woman’s was picked fourth (153 points and the remaining two first-place votes), Angelo State fifth (141), and Cameron sixth (88).  Eastern New Mexico (64), Texas A&M-Commerce (62), and Texas A&M-Kingsville (57) rounded out the poll.

MSU’s Andrea Carter was tabbed Preseason Player of the Year.  Carter was the top selection on 13 of the 26 ballots cast.  WT’s Chontiquah White claimed 10 votes, while three others each received one of the remaining three votes.

The LSC has nine teams set for this season and the competition should be as close as ever.  The season begins November 14 with LSC teams playing a double round robin league schedule, in which each team plays a home and away contest against each of the other teams to determine the LSC champion.

The LSC champion will be the regular season winner determined by league games, while the postseason tournament winner is designated as LSC Tournament Champion and earns the conference’s automatic qualification.  The top eight teams in the final conference standings qualify for the postseason tournament set for March 4-7 in Allen, Texas.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL                1st          TOTAL

1      West Texas A&M                     21           227

2      Midwestern State                   3              198

3      Tarleton State                                           180

4      Texas Woman’s                        2              153

5      Angelo State                                              141

6      Cameron                                                     88

7      Eastern New Mexico                              64

8      Texas A&M-Commerce                         62

9      Texas A&M-Kingsville                            57

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