Feb. 29, 2008
The Lamar University women's basketball team looks to get back on track when they take on the McNeese State Cowgirls on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Lake Charles, La. at Burton Coliseum.
The last time the two teams met was on February 2, when McNeese handed LU their first loss of Southland Conference play, an 81-74 setback at the Montagne Center.
The Lady Cardinals enter Saturday's game with a 14-12 overall record and are 7-6 in Southland Conference play. They are coming off of a tough 69-67 overtime loss against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday night at the Montagne Center.
Lamar is led by Nikki Williams who is averaging 13.9 points per game while averaging a team-best 3.8 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Tamara Abalde is averaging a team-high 16.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while Brittney Williams is averaging 13 points per contest. Aida Bakhos has also been solid for LU this year, averaging 6.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
As a team the Lady Cards are shooting .396 from the field and are averaging 64.4 points per game while allowing 64.2 points per game. Lamar has also won the battle on the boards this season, out rebounding their opponents 38.6 to 37.9.
McNeese State enters Saturday's contest with an 8-19 overall record and a 6-7 record in Southland Conference play. They are coming off a 52-49 upset victory over UT-San Antonio on Thursday night at Burton Coliseum.
The Cowgirls are led by Courtnee' Hollins who is averaging 15.3 points per game while Brittany Boone and Shante' Perry are averaging 10.4 and 10.2 points per game respectively. They are led in rebounding by Reeshimah Davis who is pulling down 5.6 boards per game.
As a team McNeese State is averaging 58.6 points per game while their opponents are averaging 73.3 points per game. They have also been out rebounded 46.4 to 31 rebounds per game this season.
After Saturday's game the Lady Cards will travel to Thibodaux, La. for their final road game of the season against the Nicholls State Lady Colonels on Thursday night at 7 p.m.