Lady Bears Open Exhibition Hoops Play

Oct. 31, 2007

WACO, Texas - Exhibition Game 1
Baylor vs. Houston Jaguars

Nov. 1, 2001- 7 p.m.
Ferrell Center - Waco, Texas (10,284)

Radio - None.
Internet - Fans may listen to the game on Baylor's official website:

Baylor and the Houston Jaguars meet for the ninth consecutive season in an exhibition contest. The game marks Baylor's first exhibition game of the season.

Previous Results:
1999- BU, 105-75
2000 - BU, 80-73
2001 - BU, 85-52
2002 - BU, 83-63
2003 - BU, 100-77
2004 - BU, 99-72
2005 - BU, 122-53
2006 - BU, 103-50

The Lady Bears come into their first exhibition game with eight returning letterwinners, including four starters off last season's 26-8 squad. As the lone senior on the team, Angela Tisdale, the squad's 5-7 point guard, is the Lady Bears' top returning scorer at 10.8 points a game. Two other returning starters, Rachel Allison and Jhasmin Player, gained valuable experience this past summer when they represented the United States and Athletes in Action as members of the William Jones Cup Team. The duo, which helped the team win a bronze medal, was the team's top two scorers with Allison averaging 10.8 a game and Player contributing 10.2 a contest. In addition, Allison was the squad's best rebounder at 7.0 an outing. Joining Tisdale, Allison and Player as a returning starter is junior guard Jessica Morrow (Humble, Texas/Humble HS) who ranked third on the squad in scoring with 9.6 a contest a year ago.

The Houston Jaguars were founded in 1997 as a travel team to help women's basketball players continue their post-collegiate career and aspire to take their playing skills to the next level of professional achievement. The Jaguars compete against some of the top Division I colleges and universities each year, sometimes sending split squads to two schools in one night. Two players with Big 12 Conference ties, Tamea Scales (Texas A&M) and Nekeshia Henderson (Texas), will play for the Jaguars as well as former North Carolina State standout Umeki Webb.



The Baylor Lady Bears and their fans will host an impressive cast when the USA Basketball Women's National Team visits the Ferrell Center on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. The game in Waco will be the fourth stop of an eight- game collegiate tour for USA Basketball. Prior to coming to Waco the team will play at Maryland, Connecticut and Tennessee and after playing Baylor, will take on Arizona State, Texas A&M, USC and Stanford. Tickets for the Baylor Lady Bears' exhibition basketball game against the USA National Team are on sale. The $10 tickets for the Baylor-USA game are available through the Baylor Athletic Ticket Office at Floyd Casey Stadium (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), the Ferrell Center Ticket Office (11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily) or by calling 1-800-BAYLORU or 254-710-1000. Tickets may also be purchased at In addition, individuals wishing to purchase or renew season tickets may do so via the same outlets.

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