Cajuns dig deep in final minutes to overcome ULM
MONROE — It was close from start to finish, but a determined UL women's basketball team (7-17, 5-8 SBC) dug deep during the final five minutes of the action to come away with a hard-fought Sun Belt Conference road win over ULM (8-15, 2-10 SBC), 55-52, Saturday afternoon at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
Freshman Brandi Williams led UL in scoring with 15 points on 4-8 shooting from the field, while sophomore Ty'Reona Doucet came off the bench, providing 22 strong minutes, finishing with 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting.
This was the third straight and sixth out of seven games that Williams has finished with at least 10 points.
Freshman guard Andrea Cournoyer was a force, moving the ball for UL, finishing with a career-high five assists and grabbing four steals in the game.
Defensively UL held ULM to 33 percent shooting from the field and 21 percent from beyond the arc, coming up big down the stretch defensively and forcing a big turnover on a taken foul by Williams with five seconds left in the game. Williams sealed the game with those two free throws, where the Cajuns shot 82 percent on the night.
The win snapped a 10-game road losing streak for UL, with its last road win coming at McNeese State on Nov. 11. The Cajuns extend their winning streak against ULM to 10 straight games going back to 2015.
Up next the Cajuns return home to host Texas State next Saturday, with tipoff scheduled for 2 p.m.