Shasta's Kids Day festivities highlight Saturday afternoon game
Amerson, Mitchell named to All-Tournament Team
Cougars fight off late UTSA rally to win Lubbock opener
Hughey's team to play three games in three days
Afternoon matchup set for 1:30 pm tipoff on SEC Network+
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Scored 13 points and collected an astonishing eight steals in the exhibition win over Huston-Tillotson (11/9)... Finished with four points, four rebounds and three assists in the season-opening victory over North Texas (11/14)... Logged seven points, three assists and her first two-block game in a win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11/21)... Was 5-for-5 from the line with nine points against Idaho State (11/28)... Followed that with eight points against No. RV/23 James Madison (11/29)... Set a career high with two steals against both ISU and JMU at the San Juan Shootout... Hit a game-winning buzzer-beater from three-point range to sink crosstown rival Rice (12/3)... Knocked down her heroic shot from 22 feet out on the right wing as time expired to give Houston a 59-58 win... Scored 10 points and pilfered five steals against the Owls... Came up with six points and three rebounds at No. 4/5 Texas A&M (12/13).
Played in 10 games as a freshman... Averaged 3.9 points and 1.3 rebounds per game... Logged 13.2 minutes per appearance... Shot 41.9% from the field and knocked down 50.0% (2-for-4) of her three-point attempts... Was 11-for-13 (84.6%) from the free throw line... Scored four points, all from the free throw line, in her collegiate debut against Mississippi State (11/8)... Played a season-high 28 minutes against Northwestern State (11/13), with a personal-best 11 points... Also set highs of five rebounds and two assists against NSU... Scored four points in consecutive appearances, against North Texas (11/20) and Creighton (11/23)... Chipped in seven points against both Kent State (11/30) and Prairie View (12/1)... Scored two points in her last game of the season, against Texas State (12/15).
COLLEGE PARK HIGH SCHOOL
Starred at nearby College Park High School in The Woodlands, where she earned District 14-5A MVP honors as a senior after leading the team in scoring (20.1 ppg), rebounding (7.0 rpg), steals (4.1 spg), assists (2.7 apg) and blocks (1.0 bpg)... Shot 49.2% (226-for-459) from the field and 73.5% (161-for-219) from the free-throw line... Holds College Park High records for points in a season (692) and points in a career (1,809)... Garnered District 14-5A Freshman of the Year honors in 2009.
Full name is Alexia Brionne Sanders... Born on Aug. 31, 1995 in Slidell, La... Daughter of Adolph and Kendra Sanders... Has one brother, Adolph Jr... Lists her father as her biggest influence... Wants to play basketball professionally or become a lawyer upon graduation... Enjoys drawing and watching television in her free time.