LAKE CHARLES – Six 3-pointers from Ashlyn Baggett led McNeese State in a team season-high of 14 made from behind the arc that gave the Cowgirls an 80-54 win over the Northwestern State women's basketball team Sunday afternoon in Southland Conference action.
The three Baggett sisters (Ashlyn, Caitlyn, and Allison) combined for 11 of the Cowgirls (12-9, 7-3 SLC) 3-pointers. Caitlyn was 3-3 and Allison was 2-8 on the day.
Jasmine Upchurch tied Ashlyn Baggett for the game-high with 24 points. Upchurch was 9-18 from the field and 6-7 from the free throw line. Janelle Perez was the second leading scorer for NSU (7-13, 3-7 SLC) with 11 points.
"You have to give them credit, they shot the ball extremely well today," said co-head coach Brooke Stoehr. "When you knock down that many shots, things are going well for you.
"I felt they got a couple of open looks early, and they just got into rhythm," she said. "We have to do a better job of closing out on our switches. We just have to do a better job defensively. "
McNeese had four players in double-figures with Ashlyn Baggett's 24 points. Caitlyn Baggett scored 13, Cecilia Okoye had 11, and Allison Baggett finished with 10 points.
Upchurch was the game's leading rebounder with seven and Danielle Westerfield grabbed six boards in her third start of the season.
The two teams finished with 13 turnovers each, but the Cowgirls were able to capitalize for 19 points compared to the six NSU scored.
NSU will return home for Thursday for the annual Chili Cook-off when it takes on Oral Roberts at 5:30, and then Saturday when the Lady Demons take on Central Arkansas in Prather Coliseum.