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Lady Bears to finish preseason play

Nov. 10, 2005

by JORDAN DANIEL, sports writer

The Lady Bears' basketball team hits the floor for its final exhibition contest against the Houston Jaguars at 7 p.m. today at the Ferrell Special Events Center.

The Lady Bears are coming off a 54-point thumping of the Division II Cotton Blossoms from the University of Arkansas-Monticello.

Senior forward Sophia Young, who finished 10 for 10 from the floor with 20 points, led the Lady Bears in their dominating victory.

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Point guard Angela Tisdale plays tight defense Monday night at the Ferrell Special Events Center.
"I expect to get the same thing I did in the first exhibition," head Coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson said. "We're going to try our best to get up and down the floor a little bit, look at our different combinations."

Austin sophomore Angela Tisdale ran the point for the Lady Bears versus the Blossoms and is expected to do the same tonight.

After taking over for last year's general, Chelsea Whitaker, on the floor, Tisdale said she recognizes her responsibilities.

"I just have to control the team, have little or no turnovers, and win the game," Tisdale said.

Tonight's matchup with the Jaguars will be the seventh consecutive season that the Lady Bears have faced the Houston-based team. The Jaguars roster consists of former collegiate players looking to impress professional scouts and take their games to the next level.

Houston has struggled to gain momentum this fall in its exhibition matches but has played closely with the University of Connecticut, one of the most successful programs in women's hoops.

While the game experience is crucial for a Baylor team that sports four true freshmen, Coach Mulkey said she knows the pitfalls as well.

"Exhibitions are really difficult to really execute anything because you don't want to tip your hat to anyone before you play them," Mulkey said.