Jan. 13, 2012
Lamar's Game Notes
BEAUMONT, Texas -
The Lamar University women's basketball team looks to pick up its first Southland Conference win of the season when it travels to UT Arlington at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Lamar (8-8 overall, 0-2 Southland) hopes to avoid its first 0-3 start in conference play since the 2003-04 season. Lamar has shot just a combined 28 percent (28-of-100) in its first two conference games, losses at home to Central Arkansas and on the road at McNeese State.
"We have to shoot the ball better. We need some players to step up," Lamar coach Larry Tidwell said after Wednesday's 58-45 loss at defending conference champion McNeese State.
Kalis Loyd leads Lamar in scoring at 14.1 points per game, but was held to just one point at McNeese State. Monique Whittaker is second on the team in scoring at 10.4 points per game.
UT Arlington (2-11, 0-2) will play its first conference home game of the season Saturday. The Mavericks come off a 58-41 loss at Sam Houston State on Wednesday. Freshman Chauntandra Williams leads UT Arlington in scoring at 8.7 points per game.
UT Arlington leads the overall series 23-17, but Lamar has won the last four meetings, including a 62-56 decision at the Montagne Center last season, as the Lady Cardinals rallied from a 37-30 halftime deficit.
Following Saturday's game, Lamar is idle for a week until heading to Central Arkansas at 1 p.m. Jan. 21.
Saturday's game will be aired live on LamarCardinals.com.