NewsLocal NewsIn Your Parish


Louisiana ends regular season in the dome beginning Thursday

Posted at 11:03 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 00:06:13-05

LAFAYETTE (Press Release) – After a long month on the road, with two out of the month’s six games being played on the road, Louisiana Women’s Basketball (7-20, 5-11 SBC) returns home to finish up the regular season starting with the Little Rock Trojans (17-10, 13-3 SBC) on Thursday, March 7, with tip at the CAJUNDOME set for 6:30 p.m.

HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN/FOLLOW: Thursday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN+, with Dan McDonald and Lawana Stokes calling the game 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 ESPN1420AM. Live stats will be provided by the Louisiana Athletic Department and a link to the live stats can be found on the Louisiana Women’s Basketball schedule page.

PREVIEWING THE GAME: For the second-time this season, Louisiana and Little Rock will meet on the hardwood, with Little Rock taking the first meeting of the season on Jan. 5, 62-48, in a game played in Little Rock, Ark. It is the 10th straight season that Louisiana and Little Rock will have two meetings during the regular season, each hosting a game.

All-time Little Rock leads the series, 24-10, with the record at the CAJUNDOME sitting in Little Rock’s favor, 10-7. Little Rock has won the previous three games played between the two sides, with Louisiana’s last win coming on March 11, 2017 in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Basketball Championships and the last win at home for Louisiana came on December 29, 2012.

REVIEWING THE PREVIOUS GAME: A fast start by Appalachian State was enough for the Mountaineers to come away with an 83-69 win over Louisiana on March 2 in Boone, N.C. Louisiana fell behind 39-22 after the first half, and it a hole that Louisiana could not climb out of in the second half, despite the Ragin’ Cajuns matching App State basket for basket in the second half.

Freshman guard Andrea Cournoyer finished with a team-high 15 points on 5-for-12 from the field. Freshman guard Diamond Morrison had 12 points and junior Kendall Bess added 11 points to give Louisiana three scorers in double figures.

Junior guard Caroline Rivera finished with a career-high six points and three assists, with all six points coming in the fourth quarter.