Nov. 18, 2009
BEAUMONT, Texas - The Lamar University women's basketball team will look to rebound from its disappointing season-opening loss when it travels to Grambling State for a non-conference game at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The game can be heard live at www.lamarcardinals.com.
The Lady Cardinals dropped an 84-45 decision at the University of Minnesota on Nov. 15. Lamar fell into an early 20-0 hole that it couldn't recover from. Ang Green had 17 points to lead Lamar. The Lady Cards need to realign their aim after shooting 22.4 percent (17-of-76) from the field and 10.7 percent (3-of-28) from 3-point range.
Lamar now has the chance to even its record in the early season by facing a team it has dominated throughout the years as the Lady Cardinals hold a 7-1 advantage over the Tigers in the all-time series. Lamar posted a 58-49 victory over Grambling State last season in Beaumont.
Grambling opened its 2009-10 season with a convincing 78-53 win over host Centenary on Nov. 17. Freshman guard Kiara Marshall led Grambling State with 26 points. The Tigers were a blistering 63.6 percent (14-of-22) from 3-point land in the win.
Following the Grambling State game, Lamar will host Alcorn State in the home opener at 2:05 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Montagne Center. Saturday's game has been designated as "Family Day." Tickets will be $5 each; with a minimum purchase of three, and the cost will include a hot dog and beverage.