The University of Louisiana women’s basketball team dropped to 5-5 on the road as they struggled offensively in their 79-52 loss to UT Arlington.
How It Happened:
The Ragin’ Cajuns started off slow in their second game of the three-game road trip.
UT Arlington led 15-8 after the first 10 minutes. The Mavericks used a 6-0 run in the opening quarter to gain an early advantage.
UL ‘s offense started to string together points to start the second quarter. Jomyra Mathis scored two consecutive field goals to cut into the Mavericks lead. The Ragin’ Cajuns trailed 22-17 with 6:12 left in the first half.
The Ragin’ Cajuns went into an offensive drought before halftime. They went over five minutes without a field goal.
UT Arlington led 32-22 going into halftime. UL missed their last seven field goal and shot 2-of-10 to end the second quarter.
The Mavericks outscored UL -47-30 in the second half and cruised to the home win over the Ragin’ Cajuns.
UL is now 10-6 on the season and 3-2 in Sun Belt Conference play.
Player of the Game: Marie Benson
The Mavericks forward scored a game-high 30 points. She nearly went perfect from the field, shooting 10-of-11 from the field. Benson also went 10-of-11 from the free throw line.
Big Number: 23
UT Arlington dished out 23 assists on 30 made field goals. The Mavericks were efficient offensively while the Ragin’ Cajuns had just eight assists and shot 16-of-53 from the field.
Up Next: On the road vs. Texas State, Saturday Jan. 18; Tipoff scheduled for 2 p.m.