Lady Jaguars Fall To Lousiana-Lafayette 65-60
Relentless defensive pressure by Louisiana-Lafayette forced a season-high 30 turnovers by South Alabama on Wednesday as the Jags fell 65-60, for their third consecutive game and for the first time in conference play at home. This loss also broke a 10-game winning streak for the Jags against ULL.
The Ragin’ Cajuns enter the game leading the conference in both turnover margin and steals of which they had nine. Those 30 turnovers led to 27 points for the Cajuns.
After a 10-0 run over a three minute span, the Jags led ULL 46-41 with 9:23 left in the game but ULL put together another run to answer the Jaguars. In less than two minutes the Cajuns put together an 11-0 run to take a 52-46 lead with 7:31 left in the game.
The Jags would fight to the end and made it a one-possession game with 28.6 seconds left, but they could not take advantage of some late opportunities.
The Jags (4-11, 2-3 SBC) had three players in double figures led by Ronneka Robertson and Breanna Hall’s 15 points each. Robertson was 7-of-10 from the field and led the team with nine rebounds. Hall was 4-of-10 from the field with three 3-pointers and made all of her attempts from the charity stripe to set a new career-high for the junior.
Rachel Cumbo was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line as she added 14 points for the Jaguars.
The rest of the Jaguar team shot just 2-of-10 from the foul line but shot 60% from the field.
ULL’s Brooklyn Arceneaux led all scorers with a career high 19 points as she was 6-of-11 from the field and 7-of-11 from the foul line. Kia Wilridge earned her first double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
The Cajuns went to the foul line 11 more times than USA and made 18 of their 31 attempts.
South Alabama will look to break their streak on Saturday when they host Louisiana-Monroe for a 5pm tip on the Sun Belt Network.