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Cajuns seek a season sweep of ULM Saturday in Monroe

Posted at 5:21 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 18:21:48-05

LAFAYETTE (Press Release) – Louisiana Women’s Basketball (6-17, 4-8 SBC) remains on the road, after a two-game road swing in Georgia, with a trip north to Monroe, La., to take on the ULM Warhawks (8-14, 2-9 SBC) on Saturday, Feb. 16 with tip scheduled for 2 p.m.

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN/FOLLOW: Saturday’s game will be streamed on the Warhawks All-Access network.  Steve Peloquin will handle the radio call, with the game being broadcast on TalkRadio 960AM.  Live stats will be provided courtesy of the ULM Athletic department and they can be found by clicking here.

PREVIEWING THE GAME: On Jan. 19, Louisiana extended its winning streak against ULM to nine games with a 52-45 win over the Warhawks at the CAJUNDOME.  The win for Louisiana was at the tail-end of a three-game winning streak in the middle of January.

All-time Louisiana is 6-19 in Monroe, but the Ragin’ Cajuns have not lost a game there since Mar. 3, 2013.  Despite ULM holding a 43-16 advantage in the all-time series, Louisiana has won the previous nine games and over the past 15 games, Louisiana is 11-4 against ULM.

REVIEWING THE PREVIOUS GAME: – Despite a great effort from the start, Louisiana fell in Atlanta, Ga., for the first time in program history, 74-71, against the Georgia State Panthers on Feb. 9.

Louisiana, who led entering the final quarter, had a chance to tie the game as the final minutes ticked off the clock.  Sophomore guard Jomyra Mathis had an open three-point shot with the score sitting at 74-71, but her shot, which looked good when it left her hand, rimmed in and out to end the game in disappointment for Louisiana.

During the game freshman guard Brandi Williams led the Ragin’ Cajuns in scoring with a 24-point performance finishing just one point off tying her career-high of 25 points.  Williams was joined by freshman Andrea Cournoyer (15 pts.), sophomore center Ty’Reona Doucet (14 pts.) and Mathis (10 pts.) in scoring in double figures.

Those four gave Louisiana at least three who finished in double figures for the sixth straight game and it was the first time that more than three players scored over 10 points in a conference game this season and the first time it has been done since they completed the feat against Texas A&M Corpus – Christi on Nov. 30, 2018.

Louisiana shot 46 percent from the field, and 37 percent from beyond the arc, to give the Ragin’ Cajuns their second highest total of points in conference play this season.