Under head coach Darryl Smith, the women's basketball team topped the 100-point mark for the first time, slamming down 103 points to the Lamar University Cardinals' 64 in a Nov. 21 game in the Roundhouse. The Shockers fell just short of the school's all-time scoring record of 107. The team did play up to record-setting status, posting 14 three-pointers and shooting an amazing 56 percent from the arc, besting its field-goal percentage of 45 percent.
Shoot Out in Stillwater
Despite being ranked 21st in the nation, the Oklahoma State Cowboys were put on the run by the hard-fighting Shockers in a Dec. 1 game played in hostile territory. After trailing early in the game, the Shocks captured the lead with 9:58 left in the first half. At halftime, WSU led 29-28. Darrin Williams, in particular, played inspired ball, netting a game-high 17 rebounds and slamming down 14 points, including a two-handed dunk that got him air time on espn. With 4:49 left in the game, osu trailed 56-52. But the undersized Shocks, reminded of their lack of experience in big games against good teams, posted a heart-breaking 68-56 loss.
Making the Grade
WSU volleyball players Michele Hallagin, a senior setter, and Amy Smith, a junior middle hitter, have been honored for their work off the court. Hallagin was named to the first team on the CoSida GTE academic All-District Volleyball Team. Smith was named to the second team. Hallagin maintains a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average in exercise science, while Smith maintains a 4.0 grade point average in journalism.
Not So Little
Former Shocker basketball great Cleo Littleton '55 will be inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame next August in St. Louis. Littleton is listed in this issue's feature The Shocker's Top 40. Read more about him there.