Lady Cards look to tame Warhawks
Nov. 17, 2011
BEAUMONT, Texas - The Lamar University women's basketball team, fresh off of its 67-58 victory over Ole Miss, hosts Louisiana-Monroe at 7 p.m. Friday in the Montagne Center.
Lamar (2-1) comes into Friday's game after claiming its first victory over an SEC school since a 68-62 triumph at LSU on Jan. 30, 1995. The Lady Cardinals are 27-0 all-time in non-conference games at the Montagne Center under Larry Tidwell and 53-6 overall in the Montagne under Tidwell.
The Lamar coaching staff was in the news this week, as Tidwell signed a contract extension to remain at Lamar through the 2013-14 season, while associate head coach Joey Wells was named one of the top 25 mid-major women's basketball assistant coaches by collegeinsider.com.
Louisiana-Monroe (0-2), a member of the Sun Belt Conference, dropped its season-opener to visiting Stephen F. Austin 68-58 before falling on the road to Tulane 62-45 on Monday.
Larrie Williams leads the Warhawks in scoring at 12.0 ppg. Elizabeth Torres averages 11.5 ppg, while Jasmine Shaw chips in an average of 10 points per outing.
As a team, Louisiana-Monroe is just 4-of-25 (16.0 percent) from 3-point range.
Louisiana-Monroe leads the overall series, which started in the 1971-72 season, 27-5. However, Lamar has won the past two contests, including an 88-56 win in the last meeting on Dec. 5, 2009, at ULM.
Following Friday's game, the Lady Cardinals will hit the road for eight games, their longest trek away from Beaumont since the program joined the NCAA in the 198-83 season. Lamar opens the journey at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Southern. The next home game is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 30 against Centenary.
Friday's game will be streamed live on LamarCardinals.com. For ticket information, call (409) 880-1715, or log on to LamarCardinals.com.