Tip season for mountaineers in Texas

Western Colorado at Texas A&M International University

7pm, Friday 18 Nov | TAMIU Kinesiology and Meeting Building| Laredo, Texas
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Western Colorado at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
6 p.m., Saturday 19 Nov | Gil E. Steinke Physical Education Center| Koenigsville. Texas
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LAREDO / KINGSVILLE, TX Western Colorado begins its season in Texas, playing Texas A&M International University (Nov. 18) and Texas A&M University – Kingsville (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m. and 6 p.m.


  • Western Colorado will look to start its season with a win, and its first official games will be two exhibition games against Utah Valley and Weber State — this weekend’s season when they face off against the Dustdevils and Javelinas.
  • Avery Rembao returned for the Mountaineers and was the top scorer for the Westerns, averaging 11.9 points per game. He shot 38.7 percent from the field, 23.9 percent from three, and 78 percent from the free throw. Jaelan McCloud was their top three-point taker, making 40.2 percent of his shots.
  • Rembao was also at the top in terms of rebounds, grabbing 105 rebounds. Overall, Western scored 74.4 points per game, shooting 42.8 percent from the field, 33.4 percent from three-pointers, and 71.3 percent from the free-throw line.

Dust devil on the way to the weekend | SEASONAL STATISTICS

  • Texas A&M International is currently undefeated, defeating Chadron State (71-66) and South Dakota Mines (81-57).
  • Gregg Bowie II, Shea Rax and Jermaine Drewey are their top scorers so far this season, with Bowie II and Rax averaging 11 points each while Drewey is averaging 10 points. Rax and Drewey lead their team in field goal percentage, both shooting 53.3 percent from the field. Rax is also her top three-point shooter, shooting 60 percent from three points.
  • On the defensive end, Mike Rivera is her best defenseman this season with three steals and four blocks. Bowie II is tied with Rivera in steals as he has three of his own. Leading their team in rebounds are John Achebe and Tiras Morton, who have 13 and 12 rebounds, respectively. Overall, they shoot an average of 76 points per game; 48.7 percent from the field, 44.4 percent from the three and 63.4 percent from the free throw line.


  • Kingsville goes into the game against the Mountaineers on a two-game winning streak, defeating South Dakota Mines (75-42) and Chadron State (82-76).
  • They have four players, Isaiah Payne (15 points), CJ Smith 14 points), Creighton Avery (13 points), and Kavon Booker (10.5 points), who average in double digits when it comes to scoring. Payne is the top scorer with 55.6 percent of his shots while leading the team with 37.5 percent from the three-point line.
  • On defense, Dillon Gooding is their top defender with five steals. The leading rebounders for the Javelinas are Avery and Will Chayer, both of whom have 11 total rebounds. Overall, they average 78.5 points per game, shooting; 40.4 percent from the field, 26.5 percent from three and 71.4 points to