UL Women’s Basketball To Soon Have Two More Players
Good news for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, as they will soon have two more players ready to suit up and play.
Forward/post player(s) Kristen "Koko" Daniels and Kendall Bess could both see action for the first time this season when Louisiana plays host to Sam Houston St. on Saturday afternoon at the Cajundome.
This is very good news, as the Cajuns played their first 7 games with only 8 players, so Daniels and Bess will unquestionably add some much needed depth.
UL, playing with no seniors, only one junior, and only three returning players from last year's squad, lost a number of close contests over their first 7 games of the season, losing three games by three points or less, as they got off to a 2-5 start.
It's not unrealistic to think that had Louisiana had the services of Daniels and Bess since the beginning of the season, that they could easily be 5-2.
Daniels, who transferred mid McNeese last December, had to sit out a full season, due to NCAA transfer rules.
A freshman, Daniels will become eligible to play as soon as fall semester grades are posted, which could come as early as this morning.
If there is some kind of setback where Daniels can't play on Saturday, she'll certainly be available when the Cajuns travel to face Ole Miss on Wednesday.
The 5-foot-11 Daniels was a standout at Barbe High School, where she averaged 15.0 points and 16.0 rebounds-per-game.
Daniels is known as good defensive player and a relentless rebounder.
Bess, who is coming back from a torn ACL, suffered last season at Tyler Junior College, is more of an offensive player, who can score in the post, or with her back facing the basket.
A native of Richmond, Texas, Bess began her collegiate career at Morehead St., before moving on to Tyler JC.
A junior, the 6-foot-1 Bess averaged 6.2 points, to go along with 6.0 rebounds a contest with Tyler JC last season.
Her minutes may be somewhat limited as she works to get her knee back to 100%, but Bess should be ready to go soon, and barring a setback, may even see time on Saturday.
These two young ladies, who are both good players, will both be welcomed addition to the team.