Courtesy: Paul Ridings, Jr., SHSU Sports Information
Sam Houston State junior post player Angela Beadle has been named Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Beadle helped lead the Bearkats to wins over Rice and Missouri-Kansas City last week.
The junior from Austin, Texas (Crocket H.S.), scored a career-high 30 points to go along with 16 rebounds in Sam Houston’s 79-74 overtime win at Rice.
Beadle scored in double figures in all three contests to extend her double-figure scoring streak to eight consecutive games.
Against UAB, the Bearkat post player notched her fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
On the week, Beadle averaged 21.0 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
Through the third week of the 2013-14 basketball season, Beadle stands as the Southland’s leading rebounder with 10.6 boards per game.
She ranks as the league’s fifth-leading scorer with 17.0 points per game.
Next action for the Sam Houston State women is a home bout with Wichita State Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
Courtesy: Brandon K. Scott/SHSU Athletics
Brian Bell threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another as Sam Houston State beat Southern Utah 51-20 on Saturday in the first round of the Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
The Bearkats overcame an early 10-0 deficit in the first quarter and scored 30 straight points.
Bell, playing despite a bruised shoulder injured Nov. 16 against Southeastern Louisiana, found Chance Nelson for a 32-yard touchdown pass play.
Nelson caught the ball inside the 10-yard line and avoided multiple defenders to fight his way to the end zone.
Keshawn Hill in the second quarter scored on a 3-yard touchdown run.
Bell added a short touchdown on a quarterback sneak in the final minute of the second quarter.
Luc Swimberghe with two seconds until halftime also connected on a 24-yard field goal.
Following a defensive stop, SHSU scored on its first possession of the second half on a 7-yard pass play to Ragan Henderson.
Then Southern Utah started making plays, particularly on defense.
The Thunderbirds outscored the Bearkats in the third quarter, 10-7.
Timothy Flanders, the all-time Southland Conference rushing leader who had not gained 100 yards on the ground since the Eastern Washington game on Sept. 28, punched in a 2-yard touchdown run to start the fourth quarter.
Flanders finished with 177 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries.
Flanders moved into a tie for fourth in FCS career rushing touchdowns with 65.
His performance Saturday also gave Flanders 1,219 yards on the ground in just seven career games against Big Sky teams.
Sam Houston moves on to the second round to face conference foe Southeastern Louisiana, the regular season champion that beat the Kats 34-21 three weeks ago in Hammond, La.