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Lady Demons lose 88-86
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Myeeisha Myles' put back basket with 2.1 seconds remaining was the game-winner for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday night in an 88-86 Southland Conference women's basketball nailbiter over visiting Northwestern State, which suffered its second straight heart-breaking defeat despite Trudy Armstead and Tiandra Williams each scoring 20-plus points.

NSU (5-17 overall, 1-8 in the Southland) tied the game with 16.7 seconds to play when 12-point scorer Jordi James sank the first of two free throws. She missed the second and the Islanders got possession when the rebound was knocked out of bounds. A&M-CC (8-14, 4-5) moved the ball upcourt and Armstead blocked the bid for the go-ahead basket, but Myles lassoed the rebound and scored underneath to break the tie. She finished with a game-high 27 points.

The Lady Demons inbounded before coach Jennifer Graf could call timeout and rushed upcourt. Armstead's 15-footer to tie went in, but officials reviewed the game tape and ruled it did not leave her hand before the final buzzer.

NSU was in front of league-leading Central Arkansas until the final minutes Wednesday night in a 67-61 defeat.

The game-winning basket typified the Isles' offensive success.

Armstead finished with 22 points, while Williams, a freshman guard, recorded her first double-double on career bests of 20 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes played.

Three other Lady Demons posted double-digit scoring efforts including the fourth double-double of the season from Jasmine Upchurch, who had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Ronika Drake had 13 points.

Turnovers hurt the Lady Demons, who gave the Islanders the ball 22 times. Corpus Christi capitalized
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