UTSA baseball rolls in home opener

UTSA pitcher Luke Malone allowed one run in the top of the first and held UT-Arlington scoreless for the next six innings after that. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA pitcher Luke Malone allowed one run in the top of the first and held UT-Arlington scoreless for the next six innings after that. – photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA pounded out 16 hits on the way to beating UT-Arlington 14-1 Friday in the Roadrunners’ first home game of the season.

UTSA starting pitcher Luke Malone went seven innings and allowed one run on four hits with six strikeouts and no walks to get the win.

Roadrunners leadoff batter Griffin Paxton led the offense with three hits, three RBIs and two runs.

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UTSA sweeps CUSA series with Southern Miss: Photo highlights

UTSA won both of its back-to-back Conference USA games against Southern Miss on Friday and Saturday at the Convocation Center.

After the UTSA men’s basketball team lost five of its first six conference games, Roadrunners coach Steve Henson made the change to a bigger lineup on Friday, inserting Adrian Rodriguez into the starting five.

The Roadrunners responded by beating Southern Miss 70-64. Jhivvan Jackson led UTSA with 25 points, Keaton Wallace had 18, Jacob Germany had 11 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks, Eric Parrish had 8 points and Jordan Ivy-Curry had 8.

UTSA finished the sweep with a 78-72 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday. Jackson led UTSA with 24 points. Ivy-Curry had 14 points off the bench. Germany had 13 points, eight rebounds and two blocks and Wallace had 12 points.

UTSA guard Jhivvan Jackson photo gallery

Jhivvan Jackson recorded 18 points and 4 assists in UTSA's home-court victory over Sul Ross on Dec. 4. - photo by Joe Alexander
Jhivvan Jackson recorded 18 points and 4 assists in UTSA’s home-court victory over Sul Ross on Dec. 4, 2020.
Jhivvan Jackson is UTSA’s career scoring leader and also holds Roadrunners career records for scoring average, field goals and 3-pointers made.

The 6-foot senior guard from Puerto Rico leads UTSA in scoring this season with 16.3 points per game.

Barring something unexpected, Jackson has nine home games remaining in his UTSA career. UTSA plays North Texas in a Conference USA back-to-back at home at the Convocation Center tonight and tomorrow – Friday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m.

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UTSA forward Lachlan Bofinger – a first look

Lachlan Bofinger averaged 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in UTSA's first four games of the season. - photo by Joe Alexander
Lachlan Bofinger averaged 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in UTSA’s first four games of the season.
Lachlan Bofinger is a 6-foot-6 freshman from Australia.

He played in high school at Montverde Academy near Orlando, Fla. Montverde Academy produced NBA players R.J. Barrett, Ben Simmons and D’Angelo Russell.

Bofinger saw playing time in UTSA’s first four games of the season. He had six points and two rebounds in the season opener, a 97-71 victory over UT Permian Basin.

UTSA guard Jordan Ivy-Curry – a first look

UTSA freshman Jordan Ivy-Curry playing in his first game in a Roadrunners uniform on Nov. 27, 2020 at the Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA freshman Jordan Ivy-Curry playing in his first game in a Roadrunners uniform.
Jordan Ivy-Curry made his UTSA debut on Nov. 27, 2020, coming off the bench in a 97-71 victory over UT Permian Basin.

The 6-foot-2 freshman guard from La Marque recorded six points and six rebounds in 17 minutes in his first college game. One night later, he scored 12 points in an 81-64 UTSA loss to UT Rio Grande Valley.

Ivy-Curry averaged 31.5 points 6.9 assists and 5.9 rebounds as a senior last season at La Marque and earned All-Greater Houston first-team honors.

UTSA guard/forward Eric Parrish – a first look

Eric Parrish led UTSA with 20 points in the Roadrunners' season opener against UT Permian Basin on Nov. 27, 2020. - photo by Joe Alexander
Eric Parrish led UTSA with 20 points in the Roadrunners’ season opener against UT Permian Basin on Nov. 27, 2020.
Eric Parrish made his UTSA men’s basketball debut in a 97-71 victory over UT Permian Basin in the Roadrunners’ season opener on Nov. 27.

Parrish had a team-high 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field including 2-of-4 on 3-pointers and made 4-of-6 free throws. He recorded four rebounds, four-steals, two assists and a block.

The 6-foot-6 guard/forward from Cypress in the Houston area is a junior transfer from Nevada, where he did not play.

Parrish played his sophomore season at Bossier Parrish Community College in Louisiana, where he averaged 18.4 points. He played at Akron as a freshman and averaged 8.9 points.

UT Rio Grande Valley women topple UTSA

Adryana Quezada had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds for UTSA on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in a loss to UT Rio Grande Valley at the Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
Adryana Quezada had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds for UTSA.
UT Rio Grande Valley built up its lead in the second and fourth quarters to beat UTSA 60-60 in women’s basketball on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at the Convocation Center.

Adryana Quezada led UTSA with 13 points and Yuliyana Valcheva had 12.

Amara Graham led UT Rio Grande Valley with 26 on 10-of-18 shooting.

UT Rio Grande Valley outscored UTSA 19-10 in the second quarter and 18-13 in the fourth quarter.

Former local high school players Sydney Cajero from Steele and Tiffany McGarity from Judson scored 4 points each for UT Rio Grande Valley.

UTSA (1-1) plays its next game on the road Thursday across town at Incarnate Word.

Tiffany McGarity from Judson had 4 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals for UT Rio Grande Valley in a win over UTSA on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at the Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
Tiffany McGarity from Judson had 4 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals for UT Rio Grande Valley.
Sydney Cajero from Steele started and recorded 4 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocked shots for UT Rio Grande Valley in a win over UTSA on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at the Convocation Center. - photo by Joe Alexander
Sydney Cajero from Steele started and recorded 4 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocked shots for UT Rio Grande Valley.

UTSA forward Cedrick Alley Jr. – a first look

Cedrick Alley Jr. scored seven points in the Roadrunners' season opener, a 97-71 victory over UT Permian Basin. - photo by Joe Alexander
Cedrick Alley Jr. scored seven points in the Roadrunners’ season opener, a 97-71 victory over UT Permian Basin.
Cedrick Alley Jr. is one of the new players on the 2020-21 UTSA men’s basketball roster.

Alley is a 6-foot-6 forward and a junior transfer from Houston.

St. Mary’s women’s basketball 2020-21 schedule

Updated Nov. 24, 2020

DECEMBER

Fri Dec 11 – at Lubbock Christian – at Lubbock
Sat Dec 12 – at Lubbock Christian – at Lubbock

Fri Dec 18 – vs. Texas Women’s – at St. Mary’s – 5 p.m.
Sat Dec 19 – vs. Texas Women’s – at St. Mary’s – 3 p.m.

JANUARY

Sat Jan 2 – at A&M-Commerce – at Commerce – 2 p.m.
Sun Jan 3 – at A&M-Commerce – at Commerce – 2 p.m.
Thu Jan 14 – at A&M-Kingsville – at Kingsville
Sat Jan 16 – vs. A&M-Kingsville – at St. Mary’s – 3 p.m.
Thu Jan 21 – vs. Angelo State – at St. Mary’s – 5 p.m.
Sat Jan 23 – vs. Angelo State – at St. Mary’s – 3 p.m.
Wed Jan 27 – at UT-Tyler – at Tyler
Sat Jan 30 – vs. UT-Tyler – at St. Mary’s – 3 p.m.

FEBRUARY

Thu Feb 4 – vs. A&M-International – at St. Mary’s – 5 p.m.
Sat Feb 6 – at A&M-International – at Laredo
Fri Feb 12 – vs. Cameron – at St. Mary’s – 5 p.m.
Sat Feb 13 – vs. Cameron – at St. Mary’s – 3 p.m.
Thu Feb 18 – vs. St. Edward’s – at St. Mary’s 5 p.m.
Sat Feb 20 – at St. Edward’s – at Austin
Fri Feb 26 – at Oklahoma Christian – at Oklahoma City
Sat Feb 27 – at Oklahoma Christian – at Oklahoma City

Official site: RattlerAthletics.com

St. Mary’s men’s basketball 2020-21 schedule

Updated Nov. 24, 2020

DECEMBER

Fri Dec 11 – at Lubbock Christian – at Lubbock
Sat Dec 12 – at Lubbock Christian – at Lubbock
Fri Dec 18 – vs. Dallas Baptist – at St. Mary’s – 7:30 p.m.
Sat Dec 19 – vs. Dallas Baptist – at St. Mary’s – 5:30 p.m.

JANUARY

Sat Jan 2 – at A&M-Commerce – at Commerce – 4 p.m.
Sun Jan 4 – at A&M-Commerce – at Commerce – 4 p.m.
Thu Jan 14 – at A&M-Kingsville – at Kingsville
Sat Jan 16 – vs. A&M-Kingsville – at St. Mary’s – 5:30 p.m.
Thu Jan 21 – vs. Angelo State – at St. Mary’s – 7:30 p.m.
Sat Jan 23 – vs. Angelo State – at St. Mary’s – 5:30 p.m.
Wed Jan 27 – at UT-Tyler – at Tyler
Sat Jan 30 – vs. UT-Tyler – at St. Mary’s – 5:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY

Thu Feb 4 – vs. A&M-International – at St. Mary’s – 7:30 p.m.
Sat Feb 6 – at A&M-International – at Laredo
Fri Feb 12 – vs. Cameron – at St. Mary’s – 7:30 p.m.
Sat Feb 13 – vs. Cameron – at St. Mary’s – 5:30 p.m.
Thu Feb 18 – vs. St. Edward’s – at St. Mary’s – 7:30 p.m.
Sat Feb 20 – at St. Edward’s – at Austin –
Fri Feb 26 – at Oklahoma Christian – at Oklahoma City
Sat Feb 27 – at Oklahoma Christian – at Oklahoma City

Official site: RattlerAthletics.com