Women's basketball hosts Centenary on Thursday
Nov. 14, 2012
BEAUMONT, Texas - The Lamar Lady Cardinals look to extend their non-conference winning streak at the Montagne Center to 35 games when they host Centenary (La.) at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Lamar (1-1) opened its home season in impressive style Monday with an 87-42 victory over UT Tyler. Kalis Loyd led Lamar with 14 points and 14 rebounds for her 19th career double-double.
"We had a good, loud crowd," Loyd said after Monday's win. "That helped us get pumped up."
Gia Ayers and Taylor Hays each had 12 points in the win; Caroline Adesulu had 10 points, while Jasmin Henderson and Carenn Baylor added nine points apiece. Shauna Long handed out a career-five assists, while Baylor had a career-best four assists.
"I think we gained a lot of confidence," Lamar coach Larry Tidwell said after Monday's win. "It was good that everybody was able to see playing time."
Tidwell comes into Thursday's game with 107 wins, just two shy of the all-time program record of 109 victories set by Pat Park. Loyd enters the contest with 1,456 points, 27 points behind Brittney Williams for third on Lamar's all-time list. She needs 275 points to surpass Uirannah Jackson's school record 1,730 points.
Thursday's game is the season opener for Centenary. Lamar leads the all-time series 4-1, including a 73-44 win over the Ladies at the Montagne Center last season.
Following Thursday's game, Lamar is on the road for two games, with non-conference contests at Mississippi on Nov. 19 and Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 21.
Thursday's game will be streamed live on LamarCardinals.com. For ticket information, call (409) 880-1715, or visit http://www.lamarcardinals.com/tickets/whoops-tickets.html.