New Orleans Women’s Basketball gets back in win column with victory at McNeese
LAKE CHARLES, La. – The New Orleans women’s basketball program got back in the win column with a 64-53 victory over Southland Conference foe McNeese at the Burton Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
FINAL SCORE: New Orleans – 64, McNeese 53
LOCATION: Burton Coliseum – Lake Charles, La.
RECORDS: New Orleans 5-12 (2-9 SLC), McNeese 5-10 (5-3 SLC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
– New Orleans took a 7-5 lead after the first quarter of play.
– The Privateers then won the second as well by a 16-15 margin to take a 23-20 edge into the half.
– The streak continued for New Orleans in the third as they recorded a 16-13 edge to hold a 39-33 heading into the final frame.
– The Privateers made it a clean sweep in winning quarters as they posted a 25-20 mark in the final frame to close out the 64-53 victory.
– Sophomore guard Mia Deck returned to the lineup for the first time since Jan. 30 and dropped 17 points to go with two rebounds and two steals. She also went 9-of-10 from the line for a new career-high in made free throws. The points scored was the second-highest total the Dallas, Texas native has recorded so far this season.
– Senior Dionjhae Thomas posted 15 points, four assists and a rebound. She also tied a career-high six steals which ranks in a tie for the third-most recorded by a Southland student-athlete this year. It was the ninth consecutive game that she has reached double-digits in scoring and the 12th time overall this season. The six steals were the most by a Privateer since Thomas notched six against Southeastern back on March 4, 2020.
– Freshman Zoe Cooper finished with a career-best 10 points and tied a career-high with two steals. She also added eight boards.
– Jada Duncantell was the fourth Privateer in double-digits as the senior point guard chipped in 10 points and three rebounds. It is the third straight game that Duncantell has touched double-digits in scoring.
– Today was the first game this season that New Orleans had four student-athletes reach double-digits in points scored.
– The Privateer improved to 5-1 on the year when they scored greater than 60 points.
– The victory was the first road win of the season for New Orleans, which snapped a nine-game losing streak to open the year away from the friendly confines of the UNO Lakefront Arena.
– This afternoon’s win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Privateers. The victory also kept New Orleans mathematically in the hunt for the Southland Conference Tournament.
New Orleans will return to the Lakefront for a showdown with A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the UNO Lakefront Arena. Tipoff for the contest is set for 7 PM CT.
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