Women’s Basketball: Barrios’ triple-double highlights home-opening win over SUNO

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THIBODAUX, La. – Nicholls State University women’s basketball senior guard Cassidy Barrios recorded her first career triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as the Colonels cruised in their home opener against SUNO, winning 86-49 Wednesday afternoon at Stopher Gym.

The win was the third-straight for the Colonels, who improved to 3-4 on the season. Nicholls also starts 1-0 at home for a third consecutive year.

Barrios played a season-low 30 minutes, hitting 8 of 11 from the field and 2 of 4 from 3-point range. She had eight assists at the break, and after she secured her third double-double of the season, she made it a triple with an assist to Adrian Mann early in the fourth quarter.

All 11 Colonels who played scored at least two points, with Adrian Mann and Bree Wilson also reaching double figures. Mann scored a career-high 17 and had six rebounds and three steals, while Wilson was 2 of 3 from 3-point range and scored 10 points.

Playing in front of nearly 1,000 elementary school students for Kids Day, the Colonels fed off the energy and jumped out to a 9-0 start. Nicholls hit 6 of 10 3-pointers in the quarter to take a commanding 31-7 lead.

The Colonels cooled off for the rest of the game, finishing 9 of 24 from long range. Mann, Kinzie Heineman, Barrios, and Wilson each had two 3-pointers.

Nicholls had a season-low 11 turnovers and outscored SUNO, 37-9, in points off turnovers as the Lady Knights totaled 30 miscues. Barrios led the team with four steals.

Andriel Moss led SUNO with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

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The Colonels will go for their fourth-straight win with another home matchup against Mississippi Valley State on Saturday, Dec. 1. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

For all the latest news on Colonel women’s basketball, follow the team on Twitter @Nicholls_WBB.

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