Lady Cards hope to control Colonels

GO CARDINALS Gia Ayers had a double-double the last time Lamar played Nicholls.
Gia Ayers had a double-double the last time Lamar played Nicholls.

Feb. 10, 2012

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BEAUMONT, Texas - The Lamar University women's basketball team hosts Nicholls in a Southland Conference game at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Montagne Center. Saturday's contest is the annual "Pink Out" game to raise awareness for breast-cancer research. All fans are encouraged to wear pink.

Lamar (12-11 overall, 4-5 Southland) is in fourth place in the Southland Conference's East Division and tied for seventh with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for seventh place overall with seven games remaining. The top eight teams qualify for the Southland Conference Tournament set for next month in Katy, Texas.

The Lady Cardinals come in off an impressive 82-61 win at Northwestern State on Wednesday. Lamar is looking for its third three-game winning streak of the season.

Kalis Loyd, who had a game-high 24 points in the win at Northwestern State, leads Lamar in scoring (15.2), rebounding (6.4), assists (67), blocks (12), steals (48) and minutes played (708). Loyd moved into seventh place on Lamar's all-time scoring list with 1,281 points. LaToya Carson is sixth with 1,352 points. Uirannah Jackson holds the Lady Cardinals' record with 1,730 points.

Nicholls (13-10, 6-4) also rides a two-game winning streak into today's contest. The Colonels held on for a 64-63 win over visiting Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday.

Sumar Leslie leads Nicholls in scoring at 16.8 points per game.

Lamar leads the overall series 17-13. This is the second meeting of the season between the teams. Nicholls posted a 70-64 over visiting Lamar on Jan. 28. LiAnn McCarthy led Nicholls with 24 points in that game. Loyd and Gia Ayers had double-doubles for Lamar in the loss.

Saturday's game will be streamed live on For general ticket information, call (409) 880-1715, or visit

A limited number of free tickets for cancer survivors, their families and friends is available by calling Lisa Cowart at (409) 833-3663. Cancer survivors in attendance will be honored at halftime.

For more information on the Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program, visit




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