CASC Lady Vikings excited for season opener, homecoming

Editor's note — This is the first of a two-part series previewing the Carl Albert State College basketball teams, whose seasons will begin Thursday night. The Vikings season preview will be in Thursday's edition.The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings will open their 2012-13 basketball season at 6 p.m. Thursday against St. Gregory's University junior varsity team at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.Jeff Tadtman, CASC women's coach, will look for improvement from the Lady Vikings in the season opener.“I hope that we win, and that we have shown improvement at that point, he said. “Also, I hope that we continue to build as a team."ScheduleDate Opponent Site TimeNov. 1 St. Gregory's JV Here 6 p.m.Nov. 9 Mineral Area College-x Park Hills, Mo. 7 p.m.Nov. 10 Vincennes-x Park Hills, Mo. 2 p.m.Nov. 13 Cowley County, Kan. Here 6 p.m.Nov. 17 Western Altus 4 p.m.Nov. 20 Coffeyville, Kan. Coffeyville 6 p.m.Nov. 22-23 Marcus Harvey Invitational Kansas City, Mo. TBA.Nov. 27 Connors State Here 6 p.m.Nov. 29 Murray State Tishomingo 6 p.m.Dec. 4 Cowley County, Kan. Arkansas City, Kan. 5 p.m.Dec. 7 Coffeyville, Kan. Here 6 p.m.Jan. 7 Eastern Here 6 p.m.Jan. 10 Redlands Here 6 p.m.Jan. 14 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Miami 6 p.m.Jan. 17 Seminole State Here 6 p.m.Jan. 21 NOC-Tonkawa Tonkawa 6 p.m.Jan. 24 NOC-Enid Enid 6 p.m.Jan. 31 Connors State Warner 6 p.m.Feb. 2 Western Here 4 p.m.Feb. 4 Murray State Here 6 p.m.Feb. 7 Eastern Wilburton 6 p.m.Feb. 11 Redlands El Reno 6 p.m.Feb. 18 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Here 6 p.m.Feb. 20 Seminole State There 6 p.m.Feb. 23 North Arkansas Harrison, Ark. 2 p.m.Feb. 25 NOC-Tonkawa Here 6 p.m.Feb. 28 NOC-Enid Here 6 p.m.March 4 Region II Tournament TBA.March 7-9 Region II Tournament Shawnee TBA.March 18-23 NJCAA National Tournament Hutchinson, Kan. TBA.x — At Mineral Area Classic