LCU Lady Wildcats’ strong first half helps secure first conference win
PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) - The Louisiana Christian women’s basketball team won their first conference game of the year on their home floor, beating Huston-Tillotson 62-52 Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Wildcats started off hot by having a 16-point lead going into halftime, but the third quarter belonged to the Rams who outscored LCU 17-9.
In the fourth quarter, the Lady Wildcats gained control scoring 17 points to hold off the comeback.
Kieyoomia Benally led the way with 24 points going 8-13 from the floor and 4-7 from three. On the defensive side, they held Huston-Tillotson to 30 percent shooting.
“This game was reflective of yesterday’s practice,” said Head Coach Matt Lobato. “We had a chip on our shoulder from the game on Thursday. This conference is loaded so every win is big right now.”
LCU (7-4) will look to keep the momentum alive in Texas against Wiley College on Jan.13.
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