Women's basketball hosts Northwood on Tuesday
Dec. 17, 2012
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.