The women’s basketball team will play their final game of the season at 1 p.m. Saturday at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
The Wildcats sit at 8-8 in the Southland Conference and 16-11 overall for the season and are ineligible for the Southland postseason tournament due to their recent promotion to Div. I.
ACU owns the second-best offense in the conference and has managed to score 69.5 points per game on average this season. But with the Islanders (14-13, 10-6) giving up a conference second-best 58.3 points a game, ACU’s high-powered offense will need to be at full strength as they take on the tough TAMCC squad.
TAMCC senior forward Olivia Fouty has been the Islanders’ best player this season at getting rebounds, averaging 8.5 per game, which is fifth in the conference. She managed seven boards in the Islanders’ 76-41 loss to the Wildcats Feb. 18 in Moody Coliseum.
A large part of both teams’ success this season has been their ability to rebound. Both teams are the only two schools in the Southland conference to have three of the top 20 leading rebounders. ACU is first in the conference, averaging 41 rebounds per game, while the Islanders aren’t far behind at 40.6, putting them at third best in the Southland.
Besides Fouty, the Wildcats will need to look our for TAMCC guard junior Shay Weaver. Weaver sits at fifth in the conference in scoring (15.7) and sixth in the Southland in field goal and three-point percentage, and fifth in free throw percentage.
ACU has shown they can limit Weaver’s play, as they did in their previously mentioned meeting when they held her to just seven points and three rebounds in 26 minutes, while causing her to record four of the Islanders’ 27 turnovers.
The Wildcats played Incarnate Word in San Antonio Thursday night. For the results, be sure to go to acuoptimst.com.