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MSU Roundup: LSC Honors, Golf Leads in Laredo

MSU Men's Hoops Sweep Weekly Honors

Midwestern State's Monzaigo Williams and Xavier Blackburn gained Lone Star Conference Player of the Week honors Monday when league officials announced weekly awards.

The Mustangs claimed a pair of key South Central Region and league wins taking a decision at No. 2 Tarleton State on Wednesday before rolling past Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday at D.L. Ligon Coliseum to improve to 15-6 on the season and to 7-2 in LSC play.

Williams, a 6-foot guard from Palmdale, Calif., rose up to hit an 18-footer with 3.8 seconds remaining in overtime to provide the difference in the Mustangs' 77-75 win over the Texans Wednesday night in Stephenville to earn his second weekly offensive honors this season.

The win snapped TSU's 18-game overall winning streak and sent the Texans to defeat at Wisdom Gym for the first time in 20 games.

Williams connected on 7-of-16 shots including three 3-pointers to lead the Mustangs with 18 points against the Texans.

He then poured in a team-high 18 points, dished out nine assists to go along with four steals in a 75-63 win over Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday night in Wichita Falls.

For the week, Williams averaged 18.0 points, 5.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds a game while shooting 48 percent from the field (12-of-25).

Blackburn was named defensive player of the week for the third time this season after notching his fourth double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds in MSU's win over Tarleton State.

The junior from New Iberia, La. battled for 11 defensive rebounds to go along with a steal as the Mustangs limited the Texans to a .379 field percentage -- TSU's second worst shooting night of the season.

Midwestern State resumes the First United Bank Highway 287 Challenge Cup series Wednesday night against West Texas A&M. Tipoff at D.L. Ligon Coliseum is set for 7:30 p.m.

Moore, Campbell, MSU Lead at Brown Memorial

Led by junior Brenna Moore and freshman Sierra Campbell, the Midwestern State Mustangs ran away with the opening round of the Jack Brown Memorial. The Mustangs hold a 23-stroke lead after the first day.

Moore fired a 1-over-par 73 to lead the individuals, while Campbell is a stroke behind her teammate with a 2-over 74 on the 5,985-yard, par 72 Laredo Country Club.

Freshman Hayley Dambold is in a tie for sixth at 9-over 81 as the Mustangs posted a first round team score of 310.

"This was a good first day," said MSU Coach Jeff Ray. "This is a great golf course and we got some good weather. Overall I'm pretty proud of them."

The Mustangs 310 is 23 stroked better than Arkansas-Fort Smith in second at 333. Rogers State (Okla.) is third at 334.

Begona Aranguren of host Texas A&M International is third individually at 7-over 79.

MSU has all four scoring players from the first round in the top 10, with freshman Kellie Martin adding an 82 to tie for 10th. Kynze Mann tallied an 83 for 15th in first round play.

MSU also is playing two individuals, with freshman Madison Smith tied for 10th at 82 and freshman Caitlan Inman carding an 87.

"We got a chance to bring the whole team to this tournament and get in some play," said Ray. "With the weather back home, we haven't been able to get outside much."

The tournament concludes with a final round on Tuesday.

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Jack Brown Memorial
Laredo Country Club
Laredo, Texas
Par-72, 5,985 yards
Team Leaderboard
PlaceTeamRound ScoresTotalTo Par
1 Midwestern State (Texas) 310 310 +22
2 Arkansas-Fort Smith 333 333 +45
3 Rogers State (Okla.) 334 334 +46
4 Texas A&M International 336 336 +48
5 McMurry (Texas) 340 340 +52
6 Texas A&M-Kingsville 345 345 +57
7 Texas-Brownsville 365 365 +77
Individual Leaderboard
PlacePlayer, TeamRound ScoresTotalTo Par
1 Brenna Moore, Midwestern State 73 73 +1
2 Sierra Campbell, Midwestern State 74 74 +2
3 Begona Aranguren, Texas A&M International 79 79 +7
4 Michelle Tierney, Rogers State 80 80 +8
  Anne Stiles, Arkansas-Fort Smith 80 80 +8
6 Hayley Dambold, Midwestern State 81 81 +9
  Veronika Vasquez, Texas-Brownsville 81 81 +9
  Nicki Oesch, St. Thomas** 81 81 +9
  Raquel Trevino, Rogers State 81 81 +9
10 Kellie Martin, Midwestern State 82 82 +10
  Madison Smith, Midwestern State** 82 82 +10
  Molly Franks, Arkansas-Fort Smith 82 82 +10
  Abigail Palacios, Texas A&M International 82 82 +10
  Leah Morgan, McMurry 82 82 +10
Midwestern State Scorecard
1Midwestern State310310+22
1 Brenna Moore 73 73 +1
2 Sierra Campbell 74 74 +2
6t Hayley Dambold 81 81 +9
10t Kellie Martin 82 82 +10
15 Kynze Mann 83 83 +11
10t Madison Smith** 82 82 +10
26t Caitlan Inman** 87 87 +15
** competing as individual medalist only.
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