Wednesday February 21, 2018: Women's Basketball
It was a team effort for the Lady Bears, with all Bears contributing tonight, but it was not enough as LSUE takes down the Lady Bears 67 to 59. The Lady Bears fought through some earlier adversity as Kayla Watson was hit with two quick fouls and had to sit most of the first quarter. After one quarter, Baton Rouge held a 22 to 18 lead over LSUE. LSUE used a very loud and emotional crowd to close the gap at halftime to within four points. The halftime score was BRCC 36 and LSUE 32. Lady Bengals came out in the third quarter and forced the Lady Bears into multiple turnovers which gave them the momentum. It was a back and forth game throughout the second half, with each team trading leads. At the end of the third quarter, the score was LSUE 50 and BRCC 46. BRCC would close the gap to two points, 52-50 with 2 minutes left in the fourth quarter. LSUE would then pull away and BRCC would miss some shots and was forced to foul. BRCC had 26 turnovers compared to LSUE's 21 turnovers. BRCC shot 36 % from the floor, while LSUE shot 50 % from the floor.
LSUE improves to a record of 21- 3 and 8-0 in conference. Baton Rouge falls to 9-14 and 4-3 in conference.
Lady Bears Highlights:
Kayla Watson scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and 3 steals.
Celica Sterling scored 16 points with 2 assist and 2 steals.
Aliyah Cooper added 9 points and 5 rebounds.
Mariah Jones added 4 assist.
The Lady Bears will be back in action this Saturday in their last home game versus conference opponent Delgado Community College at 2 pm. This will be sophomore night where we will honor Celica Sterling and Aliyah Cooper.