TAMIU Women's Basketball Making History

The TAMIU basketball teams are making huge strides season after season.
So much so, the women's team has locked up the regular season heartland conference championship for the first time in school history.
The Dustdevils secured the win with the 86-59 win over Mcmurry Saturday and a St. Edwards loss.
Samantha Chacon led the team with 22 points with Malika Jackson knocking in 19 and pulling in seven boards.
With this victory and locking up the championship, that means the Heartland Conference Tournament will be played right here in Laredo.
The tournament is scheduled for March 7th and 8th.
But right now, the post-season tournament is in the back of the player’s minds.
They said they still have business to take care of.
(Malika Jackson): "The whole locker room went crazy. It was really exciting, but at the end of the day we have business to handle on Saturday. St. Mary's, they are a great team, they're out to get us."
(Mason Hawk): "I mean I definitely think it's huge, but we also have to keep in mind that we do have one more game so it's not over yet. In our mind's we have really accomplished much yet because we just have so much more that we want to do."
(Jessica Prieto): "It feels great you know to do something for the first time. Obviously like you said, we are making history and that is just an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe it, it's just awesome."
The Dustdevils are under coach Michelle Bento-Jackson, who is in her second year of head coaching the TAMIU women's basketball team.
Their final regular season game will be away against Saint Mary's next Saturday.


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