Hot-shooting UIW women hold off Southeastern, 76-69

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Incarnate Word sank 10 three-point field goals on the way to a 76-69 victory over Southeastern Louisiana in Southland Conference women’s basketball action Wednesday night at the McDermott Center.

Southeastern (9-14, 4-8 Southland) continues to struggle on the road, falling to 0-6 in Southland Conference play away from the University Center. The host Cardinals (3-19, 3-8 Southland) won their second straight home game with Wednesday’s victory.

Charliee Dugas led three Lady Lions in double figures with 17 points, while Jaclyn Scholvin added 13 points and five assists. Caitlyn Williams posted her third double-double of the season with 13 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

Gabby Bowie led UIW with 17 points. Lunden Henry and Angelica Wiggins joined Bowie in double figures with 15 and 12 points, respectively, off the bench as the Cardinals enjoyed a 47-10 advantage in bench scoring. Alexis Henry and Imani Robinson paced Incarnate Word with eight rebounds each.

The two teams played to a stand still for the opening minutes, as Scholvin gave SLU a 12-10 lead with just under four minutes left in the opening quarter. However, UIW closed the period with an 11-2 run to go into the second period with a 21-14 advantage.

UIW would grow the lead to as many as 10 in the second quarter. Southeastern would close the gap to four on a three-point play by Williams at the end of the half, as the Lady Lions went into the break facing a 36-32 deficit.

A bucket by Williams and a free throw by Brailey pulled SLU within, 36-35, early in the third quarter. But the hosts would answer with a 13-2 run capped by a three-point play from Angelica Wiggins to put UIW up, 49-37, with 4:15 left in the period.

The lead would grow to as many as 16, but SLU closed the third quarter with six straight points to go into the final quarter within striking distance, trailing 57-47, heading into the fourth quarter.

A three by Bowie pushed the lead to 15 with 7:36 remaining and Southeastern just couldn’t make enough stops to mount a comeback. SLU pulled as close as six in the final minute, but UIW did enough to hold off the Lady Lions rally.

On Saturday, the Lady Lions will host McNeese at 1 p.m. in the University Center to open a Southland Conference doubleheader, with the men’s 4 p.m. contest serving as the nightcap.

The SLU-McNeese game will be heard live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9), online at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the Lions Game Day Experience, RadioFX and TuneIn Radio apps. LionVision subscribers can access a live video stream on www.LionSports.net/watch.

Saturday is Military and Local Heroes Appreciation Day, as military and service personnel receive two free tickets to the SLU-McNeese doubleheader by presenting valid ID. Brailey is Saturday’s Spotlight Player of the Game, as the first 150 fans at the women’s game will receive a free trading card featuring the senior from Abbeville, Louisiana, courtesy of PRIDE.

Southeastern Louisiana 69 (9-14, 4-8 SLC)
Carrier 3-11 0-0 9, C. Williams 4-8 5-6 13, Dugas 6-12 4-5 17, Scholvin 5-10 2-2 13, Brailey 2-5 2-4 7, K. Williams 0-1 2-2 2, Sterling 3-12 2-2 8, Jubril 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-59 17-21 69.
Incarnate Word 76 (3-19, 3-8 SLC)
A. Henry 1-4 0-0 2, Omozee 1-6 2-2 5, Ray 0-3 1-2 1, Bowie 5-7 4-5 17, Robinson 1-7 1-2 4, Holter 3-6 0-0 9, L. Henry 6-11 3-4 15, Speer 1-4 4-4 7, Wiggins 5-9 1-1 12, Noah 2-3 0-0 4, Jackson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-61 16-20 76.
End of 1st Quarter – UIW 21, SLU 14. Halftime – UIW 36, SLU 32. End of 3rd Quarter – UIW 57, SLU 47. 3-point goals – SLU 6-22 (Carrier 3-7, Dugas 1-3, Scholvin 1-3, Brailey 1-3, Sterling 0-5, C. Williams 0-1), UIW 10-22 (Bowie 3-5, Holter 3-4, Wiggins 1-4, Omozee 1-2, Robinson 1-2, Speer 1-2, Henry 0-1, Noah 0-1, Jackson 0-1). Technical Fouls – None. Fouled Out – None. Rebounds – SLU 34 (C. Williams 13), UIW 44 (A. Henry, Robinson 8). Assists – SLU 7 (Scholvin 5), UIW 17 (Bowie 5). Total Fouls – SLU 17, UIW 16. A – 274.

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