Shafir out for seasonWritten by Jason Mack | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior guard Naama Shafir suffered an ACL tear in her right knee Nov. 25 and will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season.
Shafir suffered the injury in the first minute of action in UT’s 69-58 win at Indiana. Senior guard Courtney Ingersoll stepped up in her absence with 20 points and eight rebounds, including shooting 5 of 8 from three-point range.
The Rockets lost 64-56 at Arkansas State on Nov. 27 in the first full game without Shafir. Ingersoll led the team again with 15 points and five rebounds in 37 minutes.
Shafir has the option of redshirting this year and returning next season. She will discuss the injury at a press conference tomorrow afternoon along with UT head coach Tricia Cullop.
The Rockets return to Savage Arena on Dec. 1 for an 11 a.m. game against Iona.