Big week for ACU women's basketball team

The Abilene Christian University women's basketball team has a big week coming up, beginning Tuesday night against Eastern New Mexico. It's the last home game for the Wildcats.

ACU goes into play tied with Angelo State for the fourth and final playoff berth in the Lone Star Conference South Division with two games remaining. The Rambelles play Midwestern State, the team that took down ACU on Saturday, before finishing up with a tough, tough game against second place Tarleton State.

After Tuesday's game with Eastern New Mexico, ACU plays first place West Texas A&M. The Lady Buffs are nationally ranked and tough to beat at home.

If Angelo and ACU finished tied for fourth, the Wildcats get the playoff berth since they beat West Texas in the season opener.

"We hope it comes down to we win (it outright)," ACU coach Shawna Lavender said. "But really, it's do or die right now. Every game is crucial, and we've talked about that before. But it comes down to tomorrow. I've told the girls we have too look at it as one game, and tomorrow's the most important game of our season. We still control our destiny, which is hard to believe right now. but we still do."

Despite a snowy forecast for Tuesday, Lavender expects the game to still be played. She said Eastern New Mexico got into town on Monday in advance of the snow and ice. So if the officials can get to the game, then it should still be played at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Moody.

Coogs waiting for decision

The Cooper boys basketball team is supposed to play Hereford in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs on Tuesday at the Texan Dome in Levelland. Of course, the game could be pushed back to Wednesday because of the anticipated snowfall on Tuesday. Cooper coach Marc Case said a decision will be made Tuesday morning.



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