Ladyjacks Cruise Past Louisiana-Monroe
Feb. 7, 2004
NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack basketball team got 16 points and 13 rebounds from sophomore LaToya Mills as SFA dispensed of Louisiana-Monroe, 68-53, Saturday night in the William R. Johnson Coliseum. The Ladyjacks are now 5-14 (.263) overall and 5-4 (.556) in Southland Conference after picking up their third consecutive victory.
The Ladyjacks jumped out of the gate quickly building a 12-point advantage, 21-9, with 8:15 remaining in the first half. The Ladyjacks used a potent offensive attack combined with a suffocating defense to build a 36-22 halftime lead. SFA was 14-of-28 (50 percent) from the floor while holding the Lady Indians to a season-low 8-for-35 (22.9 percent) in the opening half. The Ladyjacks also outrebounded ULM, 28-17, in the opening stanza.
The Ladyjacks increased their advantage to 23 points, 47-24, with 17:39 remaining in the basketball game behind freshman Nikki Carr's 15 points on 5-of-9 (55.6 percent).
The Ladyjacks led by 20 points when Louisiana-Monroe went on a late run to cut the lead to 11 points with only 2:09 remaining, behind Mindy Livaudais's game-high 19 points. But it was too little, too late as SFA held on for the 15-point victory.
The Ladyjacks overcame 34 turnovers by shooting 22-of-52 (48.1 percent) from the floor and outrebounding ULM, 51-38. SFA held the Lady Indians to a 19-for-72 (26.4 percent) performance from the floor.
The Ladyjacks return to action Tuesday when they host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The game against the Islanders is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., from the William R. Johnson Coliseum.