Islanders extend losing streaks for Bears and Sugar Bears

Returning home was not pleasant for either the University of Central Arkansas Bears or Sugar Bears on Thursday night at the Farris Center.



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The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (4-18, 3-9) shot a blistering 61.9 percent from the field in the second half to down the Bears (9-14, 4-9), 75-68. It was the third straight defeat for the UCA men.

TAMCC hit four of five from 3-point range in the second half to win its second straight game and even the season series with UCA.

Despite 35 points and 15 rebounds from Megan Herbert, the Sugar Bears (13-11, 6-7) trailed the entire game in falling in the women's game, 60-58, in overtime.  It was the fifth-straight defeat and third straight at home for the defending SLC regular-season champions, who tumbled into sixth-place in the standings with five remaining games against all the top contenders.

The Lady Islanders (3-20, 2-10) won their second straight game.

The Sugar Bears trailed by as much as 16 the second half before rallying. TAMCC took a 60-58 lead in with 1.2 seconds left in overtime, then Herbert's desperation heave from beyond half court after a missed free throw rimmed out.

UCA teams host Sam Houston State on Saturday afternoon.

Further details in Saturday's print edition of the Log Cabin Democrat.


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