Lady Cards run winning streak to five games

GO CARDINALS Kalis Loyd led Lamar with 22 points.
Kalis Loyd led Lamar with 22 points.

Feb. 18, 2012

Final Stats

BEAUMONT, Texas - Kalis Loyd poured in a game-high 22 points to lead the Lamar University women's basketball team to its fifth straight win, a 63-49 decision over visiting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a Southland Conference contest.

Monique Whittaker added 19 points for the Lady Cardinals (15-11, 7-5), who posted their 200th all-time victory in the Montagne Center. Lamar is 200-126 in the venue.

"I am proud of the things Kalis did today," Lamar coach Larry Tidwell said. "Monique Whittaker did a lot of great things too."

The 49 points allowed by the Lady Cardinals were the fewest given up by Lamar in a conference game this season. In its five-game winning streak, Lamar has allowed an average of 56.4 points per game.

"It comes down to that we're playing better defense," Tidwell said. "We're doing a better job of playing together."

Lamar held Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (8-16, 4-8) to just 36.4 percent (20-of-55) shooting from the field. The Lady Cardinals converted 23 Islanders turnovers into 20 points. Lamar held a 44-37 rebounding edge for the game, with Gia Ayers collecting seven rebounds and Kalis Loyd pulling down six boards.

The Lady Cardinals held a 26-22 lead at halftime, and led by 24 points (61-37) with 4:37 remaining.

Jessica Jammer led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with 13 points.

Lamar is at Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in its final road game of the season before closing out the regular season with three home games starting with Sam Houston State at 7 p.m. Feb. 25.




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