UAFS will look to close the regular season on Thursday night with a sweep of Heartland Conference foe Rogers State at the Stubblefield Center.
Tip-off will be 5:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on The Fort 94.5 FM and via the Internet at www.sportshog1031.com. Live statistics and webcast will be available by visiting Fan Central on the UAFS athletics website (www.uafortsmithlions.com).
It will be Senior Night during which the Lady Lions will honor senior guard Destyni Howard.
UAFS (8-17, 8-11) won the opening game of the series against Rogers State (9-16, 6-13) 74-59 on Jan. 18 at the Claremore (Okla.) Expo Center. At the time, it was the Lady Lions most lopsided win of the season.
The Lady Lions are coming off their biggest win of the season and as a member of NCAA Division II. UAFS beat Oklahoma Panhandle State 87-37 on Saturday at the Stubblefield Center to avenge an earlier 71-65 loss to the Aggies on Jan. 9 at Goodwell, Okla.
UAFS, which has been eliminated for postseason contention, averages 64.4 points per game. Freshman forward Justyne Huber leads the team in scoring with 11.5 points per game. The Lady Lions allow 68.7 points per game and force 19.1 turnovers per game. Sophomore guard Brittany Holbert and sophomore guard Candice Followwell lead the team with 49 steals apiece, and sophomore center Blandine N’Goran leads the team with 30 blocked shots.
Huber leads the team with 6.9 rebounds per game.
Rogers State is a provisional member of NCAA Division II and ineligible to compete for the regular-season conference title or qualify for postseason play. Rogers State is only 2-11 on the road this season, but the Hillcats are coming off a 78-54 home win against Oklahoma Panhandle State this past Thursday at the Claremore Expo Center.
The Hillcats average 71.8 points per game with three players averaging double-figures in scoring – senior guard Katy Harsen (17.8), senior forward Clarissa Cannon (14.5) and junior guard DaNara Day (11.8). Rogers State allows 74.5 points per game and forces 17.9 turnovers per game. Harsen leads the team with 45 steals, while Cannon leads the team with 15 blocked shots.
Rogers State out-rebounds its opponents by almost two rebounds per game (39.7-38.1). Cannon leads the team with 8.6 rebounds per game.