Nov. 19, 2013
Lamar's Game Notes
BEAUMONT, Texas - The Lamar Lady Cardinals renew their rivalry with the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La.
Wednesday's contest marks the 62nd meeting between the two programs, with Lamar holding a 41-20 edge. The teams last met on Nov. 27, 2009, at the World Vision Classic at Baylor, with the Lady Cardinals claiming a 66-58 win.
The Last Meeting
November 27, 2009
Lady Cardinals Defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 66-58
Trashanna Smith had a double-double, finishing with 13 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Lamar University women's basketball team to a 66-58 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette in the first round of the World Vision Classic at Baylor University on Friday.
Both squads hope to bounce back from losses in their most recent game. Lamar (2-2) dropped a 68-67 loss to Tulsa on Sunday, while Louisiana-Lafayette (2-1) suffered an 83-73 loss at Sam Houston State on Friday.
"The best way to bounce back after a loss is to win your next game," Lamar coach Robin Harmony said. "The loss is already behind us. We have to learn from it and move on."
Dominique Edwards continues to lead Lamar in scoring (16.8 points per game) and rebounding (9.3 boards per game). Shauna Long, who has come off the bench in every game this season, averages 14.5 points per contest. Long, who is the only Lady Cardinal to score in double figures in each game, is shooting 65.2 percent (15-of-23) from 3-point range.
Gia Ayers averages 10.5 points per game for Lamar, and leads the Lady Cardinals with 20 assists.
The Ragin' Cajuns are led by Keke Veal, who averages 15.7 points per game. Veal is one of four Louisiana-Lafayette players averaging double figures in scoring. Jasmin Mills averages 12.7 points per game, Ashley Benjamin averages 11.0 points per game and Sylvana Okde contributes 10.0 points per outing.
Wednesday's contest opens a five-game road swing for Lamar. The Lady Cardinals are at SMU on Nov. 25 before facing Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Northern Illinois at the Aggie Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic at New Mexico State on Nov. 29-30. After a break for exams, Lamar is at Missouri State on Dec. 15.
All of the road games will be broadcast on www.LamarCardinals.com. The next home game for Lamar is 6 p.m. Dec. 18 against Texas State.