The Ragin’ Cajuns women’s basketball team is currently on a two-game win streak, winning against McNeese State Thursday, Nov. 14, 75-55 and Southeastern on Sunday, Nov. 17, 60-50.
In the matchup against the Cowboys, Louisiana was outscored 29-9 in the third quarter. This comeback victory required assistance from everyone with at least 10 players scoring in this game. Ty’Reona Doucet and Brandi Williams led the charge for Louisiana, with Doucet scoring 14 points and Williams with 14 points and five rebounds.
Andrea Cournoyer and Skyler Goodwin both scored nine points, and Caira Wren had seven rebounds and four points. The Ragin’ Cajuns out-rebounded the Cowboys 43-39 and shot 42% from the field.
The comeback in the game was also geared by defensive motivation. Louisiana forced 20 turnovers to turn that into 19 points, which led to the 18-8 run by Louisiana in the second quarter to begin their comeback win.
Taking that momentum from that game into the next matchup, the Ragin’ Cajuns picked up right where they left off from Thursday.
The Ragin’ Cajuns found themselves playing catch up against Southeastern as they were trailing 32-26 in the third quarter. As they looked to string together a 14-2 run in the last minutes of the quarter.
Williams led the charge again for Louisiana with career-tying high 25 points and a career-high of nine rebounds, 12-12 from the free-throw line. She also became the first Ragin’ Cajun to go 100% at the free-throw line with at least 10 attempts since Jaylyn Gordon went 11-11 against Southeastern Mississippi on Nov. 25, 2016.
Goodwin was the second-leading scorer with nine points, and Cournoyer assisted with seven points, with a career-high of six rebounds.
The momentum shifted in the third quarter when Diamond Morrison drained a three-pointer with 3:41 minutes remaining, which led to free throws from Williams to cut the lead to 34-33.
In less than a minute, Cournoyer drove in the lane for a layup with a foul following a Southeastern turnover to give the Ragin’ Cajuns the first lead of the game with 36-34. Louisiana led the rest of the game to secure the victory.
The Ragin’ Cajuns will now look to face its next two away games on Thursday, Nov. 21, versus the New Orleans Privateers and Monday, Nov 25., against Lamar in Beaumont, Texas.