Women's basketball tops HBU
Dec. 21, 2012
HOUSTON – Kalis Loyd moved into second place on the all-time Lamar scoring list as she led the Lady Cardinals to a 68-52 non-conference women’s basketball victory over host Houston Baptist on Friday night.
Loyd had 17 points, giving her 1,582 for her career as she moved past Carol Sims on the Lamar chart. Loyd is 148 points behind Uirannah Jackson’s school record of 1,730 points.
Loyd also had four rebounds, giving her 694 for her career, moving her into sixth place ahead of Kara Audrey in LU history.
Lamar (7-2) used a balanced scoring attack against Houston Baptist, as four Lady Cardinals scored in double figures. In addition to Loyd’s 17 points, Carenn Baylor had 13 points, Gia Ayers had 11 points and Shauna Long had 10 points.
“We played hard tonight,” Lamar coach Larry Tidwell said. “We had a lot of people step up.”
The Lady Cardinals never trailed in the game. Lamar led by as many as 13 points in the first half before Houston Baptist (2-11) cut the LU lead to 34-31 at intermission. The Lady Cardinals took control for good
Devyn Weymouth led Houston Baptist with 10 points.
The Lady Cardinals return to action at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 with a non-conference game at Rice.