Women’s Basketball: Colonels struggle offensively in loss at Lamar

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BEAUMONT, Texas – The Nicholls State University women’s basketball team could not find its offense Wednesday night at Lamar, as the Colonels scored a season-low in points in a 66-40 loss in the Montagne Center.

Nicholls (2-7, 1-1 SLC) scored three points in the opening quarter and fell behind by double figures. Despite scoring 15 and 14 in the next two periods, Lamar (2-7, 1-0 SLC) outscored the Colonels in each quarter to win its Southland opener.

Junior Chyna Allen finished with 14 points and three steals but was not immune to the off-shooting night for the Colonels. As a team, Nicholls made just 12 field goals and shot a season-low 23.5 percent from the field. Allen was 5 of 19 for the game while Chelsea Cain, who had six points and a team-high nine rebounds, shot 2 of 9.

Adrian Mann and Kate Manley also finished with six points for Nicholls.

Lamar used a balanced attack on offense, getting a team-high 11 points from Sabria Dean and Malay McQueen. LU led 14-3 after the opening 10 minutes and went up by as much as 19 in the first half.

On defense, the Cardinals racked up 14 steals on 25 Colonel turnovers. LU was able to take advantage of the miscues, finishing with a 22-4 advantage in points off turnovers.

Nicholls returns home on Saturday, Jan 9 to kick off a women’s/men’s doubleheader against Southeastern Louisiana. Tipoff in Stopher Gym is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Season tickets are now available by visiting Nicholls Ticket Central or calling the ticket office at 985-448-4790. New this season, fans have the option to purchase the Geaux BIG RED ticket package which will cover all home basketball, football, and baseball games.

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