Ragin’ Cajun Women’s Basketball Season Comes To An End In Close Defeat
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns women's basketball team gave WKU all they wanted in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament, but couldn't hang on late, falling to the Toppers 67-61.
Sylvana Okde was on fire from beyond the arc (7-13), scoring 21 points, all of them 3-pointers. As a team, the Cajuns made a season-high 10 triples.
"I was just trying to get back at it," Okde said after the loss. "We felt, as a team, that we were ready to take it from them. We changed things up a little, I was playing near the top and they stuck me in the corner, so I knew it was time for me to shoot and I had to make shots. Without Kia (Wilridge) and Jaylyn (Gordon) and everyone able to pass the ball, it wouldn't have worked. It was a team effort tonight."
Wilridge added 12 points and 4 assists for Louisiana. Gordon had 8 and 5.
"I was impressed with how our team played…the Cajun way," coach Garry Broadhead said after the loss. "We defended as best we could. They outrebounded us, and they're a really good WKU team. I was excited for our kids to have this opportunity to bring them to the tournament and have a chance to win late. I thought our kids played hard. We fell short, but we have everybody coming back, so we're excited about what we're trying to do."
Louisiana ends their season with a 14-16 record.