Women's basketball hosts Northwood on Tuesday

GO CARDINALS Lamar's Gia Ayers is 30th in the nation in assists per game.
Lamar's Gia Ayers is 30th in the nation in assists per game.

Dec. 17, 2012

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BEAUMONT, Texas - The Lamar Lady Cardinals look to extend their non-conference home winning streak to 37 games when they host Northwood (Texas) at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Montagne Center.

Lamar (5-2), which has a program-best RPI of 15, has been idle since a Dec. 1 loss at Texas Tech that snapped the Lady Cardinals' five-game winning streak. Lamar is 3-0 at home this season, outscoring its opponents at the Montagne Center by an average of 42 points per game. Senior Kalis Loyd has registered a double-double in all three home games this season.

Loyd enters Tuesday's game with 1,553 points, just 18 points behind Carol Sims for second place on Lamar's all-time list. Uirannah Jackson holds the school record with 1,730 points.

Loyd leads the Lady Cardinals in scoring at 17.4 points per game and rebounding at 8/4 boards per game. Carenn Baylor averages 8.4 points per game for Lamar.

Northwood (1-12), a first-year program, has lost 10 straight, and is coming off an 80-43 loss at UT Tyler on Saturday, a team that Lamar beat 87-42 back on Nov. 12. Northwood's record doesn't reflect an 80-28 loss to Southland Conference member Stephen F. Austin, a game that Northwood considered an exhibition contest. Tuesday's game is also considered an exhibition game by Northwood, but a regular-season game by the Lady Cardinals.

The Knights are led by LaKeisha Blanson, who averages 13.2 points per game.

Following Tuesday's game, Lamar opens a four-game road swing with a contest at Houston Baptist at 6 p.m. Friday. Lamar's next home game is at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7, when Southeastern Louisiana comes to the Montagne Center for a Southland Conference game.

For ticket information for all Lamar home games, call (409) 880-1715, or visit www.LamarCardinals.com.





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