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Louisiana women play final road game at Appalachian State

Posted at 5:33 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 18:33:40-05

BOONE, N.C. (Press Release) – In what will be the final regular season road game, Louisiana Women’s Basketball (7-19, 5-10 SBC) head to the mountains of North Carolina to take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers (14-12, 8-7 SBC) in a Saturday afternoon matchup with tip set for 1 p.m. CT.

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN/FOLLOW: Saturday’s game will be streamed on AppVision and a link to the broadcast can be found on the Louisiana Women’s Basketball schedule page. Steve Peloquin will handle the radio call, with the game being broadcast on TalkRadio 960AM. Live stats will be provided by the Appalachian State Athletic Department and a link to the live stats can be found on the Louisiana Women’s Basketball schedule page.

PREVIEWING THE GAME: This is the second meeting of the season between Appalachian State, with Louisiana taking the first matchup, 73-55, on Jan. 31 at the CAJUNDOME. The trip to Boone, N.C., will be the first for Louisiana since 2017, a game that Louisiana won 68-58.

All-time Louisiana is 5-2 against Appalachian State, with all of the matchups coming with both sides being a part of the Sun Belt Conference. Louisiana won the last three straight matchups with App State, and the last visit to Boone was the first win for Louisiana at App State, and this visit will be fourth time in program history that Louisiana has visited Appalachian State.

REVIEWING THE PREVIOUS GAME: A late run from Louisiana, where the Ragin’ Cajuns cut a seven-point deficit during the fourth quarter, ran out of gas as Louisiana fell at Coastal Carolina, 67-62, on Feb. 28. In the game Louisiana, who was a force pressuring the ball all game, had a season-high 13 steals.

The 13 steals were the most steals by Louisiana in a single game since grabbing 14 against UT Arlington on Mar. 8, 2018 in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Championships.

Sophomore guard Jomyra Mathis led Louisiana in scoring, dropping 13 points, while freshman guard Brandi Williams and junior forward Kendall Bess each added 12 points to give Louisiana three who scored in double digits. Where Louisiana got a large portion of its 13 steals came from freshman guard Andrea Cournoyer’s team-high four steals. It was the third time in the last five games that Cournoyer has recorded at least four steals.