Women's basketball goes for fourth straight win
Nov. 20, 2012
MONROE, La.- The Lamar Lady Cardinals go for their fourth straight win when they visit Louisiana-Monroe in a non-conference women's basketball game at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Lamar (3-1) ran its winning streak to three games with an 85-71 win at Ole Miss on Wednesday, as Larry Tidwell tied the program record for coaching victories as he notched his 109th win. With his next win, Tidwell (109-56) will surpass Pat Park, who went 109-70 in her six seasons at Lamar.
"I haven't scored a point, grabbed a rebound or collected an assist," Tidwell said. "The credit goes to the players who have made this a successful program."
Those players include Kalis Loyd, who moved into third place on Lamar's all-time scoring list with 1,505 career points. Loyd has 27 points in Lamar's win over Ole Miss.
""Kalis has been tremendous," Tidwell said. "She has really stepped it up these last three games."
Louisiana-Monroe (0-3) has been idle since an 85-60 loss to Nicholls on Nov. 16. The Warhawks, a member of the Sun Belt Conference, are led by Ashleigh Simmons, who averages 14.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Louisiana-Monroe leads the overall series 27-6, but Lamar has won three straight games over the Warhawks, including a 70-68 win at the Montagne Center last season as Loyd led the Lady Cardinals with 17 points.
Wednesday's game will be broadcast live on www.LamarCardinals.com.
Lamar returns home to host Our Lady of the Lake at 7 p.m. Nov. 26.