Dec. 27, 2006
The Lamar University women's basketball returns to action Thursday night when they take on the Chicago State Cougars at 7:00 at the Montagne Center.
Lamar enters the game with a 3-8 record, on the heels of an 83-70 loss to Tulane on December 20 in New Orleans, La. The Lady Cards, who are 0-6 away from home, are returning to the Montagne Center for the fist time since they defeated Belhaven on December 2.
The Lady Cardinals are led by senior LaToya Carson who is averaging 15.9 points per game, while freshman Brittney Williams is averaging 12.2 points and a team-high 7.5 rebounds per game. Senior Dionne Pounds is averaging 9.3 points per game in three games played, and senior Alexis Timpone and junior Shaquita Coffey have also been solid performers for the LU offense, each scoring 7.8 points per game.
As a team the Lady Cards are averaging 58.3 points per contest, while shooting .381 from the field. Lamar is shooting at a .310 average from behind the three point arc, and is shooting .680 from the free throw line. They have also been out rebounded by their opponents, 39.3 to 36.5.
Chicago State comes into Thursday's game with a 4-9 record, having lost their last three games. The Cougars are 1-7 on the road this season, with their lone road win coming at UW-Milwaukee on December 13.
Chicago State is led by Chandra Timberlake's 11.2 points and seven rebounds per game, while Ayesha Neasley and Jasmin Dixon are averaging 10.7 and 10.2 points per game respectively. Nicole Clark has been the team leader on the boards for the Cougars, pulling down eight rebounds per game.
As a team the Cougars have been out scored 65.2 to 56.4 and out rebounded 44.4 to 35.6 while shooting .363 from the field. Chicago State shoots .221 from three point land and .595 from the free throw line.
After Thursday's game the Lady Cardinals will wrap up their non-conference schedule on Saturday evening when they take on Albany at 7:00 at the Montagne Center.