WACO, Texas – Tyeka Ranton of Wiley College (Texas) was named the Red River Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her performance over the dates of Nov. 17-23. This is the third weekly honor of the 2014-15 women's basketball season.
Ranton guided the Wildcats to a 65-48 trouncing of NCAA Division I opponent Sam Houston State University (Texas) on Friday. The senior guard from River Ridge, La., came off the bench to contribute 23 points, eight rebounds and three steals. She was 9-of-14 from the field including a pair of three-pointers. An NAIA semifinalist in 2013-14, Wiley surged to 4-0 on the season.
WACO, Texas – Phillip Miller of Wiley College (Texas) claimed the Red River Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week award for his play over the dates of Nov. 17-23. This is the third weekly honor of the 2014-15 men's basketball season.
Miller is off to a strong start as the conference's top scorer, and he added to his lead while spearheading an 88-79 victory over Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Texas) on Saturday. The senior guard from Dallas registered 33 points, four rebounds and seven assists in the game, raising his scoring average to 24.4 over five games. Miller was 7-of-11 from field goal range, 3-of-4 from behind the three-point arc and 16-of-18 on free throw attempts. The Wildcats stepped up to 2-3 on the season with the win over SAGU.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- Playing host in the Opening Round of the 2014 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship, second-ranked UT-Brownsville stayed unbeaten, winning its most important match of the season, 2-1, over Rocky Mountain College (Mont.) on Saturday. The Ocelots will move on to the round of 16 in Delray Beach (Fla.), which will serve as the site for the remainder of the championship.
UTB started the scoring early with Victor Parreiras setting up a goal from Oscar Valencia off a corner kick. There was no scoring until UTB extended the lead in the 87th minute when Ricardo Diegues, the RRAC's goal leader, netted a shot. RMC scored moments later, but it was too little too late as Ocelot goalkeeper Axel Svenson made the lead stand up. UTB outshot the Bears, 19-8, and are now 21-0 on the season. Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) is next up for the Ocelots. (Match recap)