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Women’s basketball wins big in front of packed Johnson Coliseum for "Pack the House" day


Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 00:12

As the record-breaking 3,682 fans screamed in the stands of Johnson Coliseum, the women’s basketball team defeated the Texas A&M-Commerce 78-50, Friday morning for the annual “Pack the House” game. The Bearkats improved their record to 2-3, while giving the Lions their first loss of the season.

Sequeena Thomas led the Bearkats with 18 points, 17 rebounds, three steals and a block in her 33rd career double-double. Britini Martin was right behind her with 17 points and six boards. The two led the Bearkats to scoring a whopping 50 points in the second half.

The Bearkats only trailed once in the game, and that was 2-0 19 seconds into the game.

Perhaps it was SHSU head coach Brenda Welch-Nichols dancing with the screaming fans to Gangnam Style that pumped the Bearkats up before halftime, but they took a demanding lead in the second half and never let it go. They cruised past the Lions and led by as much as 31 points. The fans were taken away with every basket, while music played during timeouts.

Amber Carver led the Lions in scoring with 10 points along with pulling down seven rebounds.

The Kats dominated on defense, scoring 20 points off of the Lions’ 23 turnovers and allowing only 18 points in the first half. Just like their points in the second half, the Bearkats totaled 50 rebounds in the game compared to Commerce’s 32.

 Sam Houston looks to continue their win streak as the follow up on their rest of the season’s non-conference games.

The Kats will take on Texas Southern this Wednesday in Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the Bearkats, including stats and schedule, visit

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