UL Women Defeat Jackson St., 68-57
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun women's basketball team picked up a non-conference victory on Monday night, defeating the Jackson St. Lady Tigers, 68-57, at Earl K. Long Gym.
Louisiana trailed at halftime, 28-21, but then outscored Jackson St., 47-29 in the second half, to capture the 11-point win.
The Lady Tigers out-shot UL from the field, 36%-33%, but the Cajuns out-rebounded Jackson St., 51-36, and also forced 25 turnovers.
Leading the way for Louisiana was freshman Keke Veal, who had 16 points, and six rebounds, with sophomore Byroneshia Santiago added 15 points, along with a game-high 13 rebounds, while Dominique Brothern paced Jackson St. in a losing cause, with 14 points.
With the win, the Cajuns improve to 4-4 on the year, while Jackson St. fell to 2-6.
Louisiana returns to action on Thursday evening, when they host UNO in non-conference play.