Lamar women’s 2-game win streak halted at UCA

Published 12:16 am Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lamar sports information

CONWAY, Ark. – Addesha Collins scored in double figures for the seventh straight game, but the Lamar Cardinals dropped a 74-49 decision to host Central Arkansas in a Southland Conference women’s basketball game Monday night.

Collins finished with a team-high 14 points, leading LU in scoring for the fourth consecutive game. Collins was the only LU player in double figures as the Cardinals (6-9 overall, 2-2 Southland) saw their two-game winning streak come to an end. LU fell to 0-8 on the road this season.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

“We have to do a better job on the road,” LU coach Robin Harmony said. “We have to handle adversity better. We need our seniors to step up and be leaders.”

LU struggled to find its shooting touch throughout the game against a Central Arkansas team that was ranked second in the nation in defense, allowing just 47.4 points per game. The Cardinals shot just 26.2 percent (16-of-61) from the field and 33.3 percent (3 of 9) from three-point range. LU connected on 58.3 percent (14 of 24) of its free-throw attempts.

Maggie Proffitt led Central Arkansas (13-2, 3-1) with 26 points, 15 of those in the first half as the Sugar Bears built a 30-24 lead at intermission. Central Arkansas led 48-39 after three quarters before pulling away by outscoring LU 26-10 in the final quarter.

Laka Blache came off the bench to score nine points and grab seven rebounds for LU. Chastadie Barrs and Khali Pippins-Tryon had eight points apiece for the Cardinals. JaMeisha Edwards had a team-high eight rebounds, one shy of her career high.

Sandy Jackson added 10 points for Central Arkansas, which got 14 rebounds from Raquel Logan and 13 rebounds from Taylor Baudoin.

The Cardinals remain on the road, as they will play at Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. Thursday before returning home to host Northwestern State at 2 p.m. Saturday. Thursday’s game lime will air live on

Saturday’s home game is the opening contest of a hoops doubleheader, with the LU men taking on Northwestern State at 4:30 p.m.