D-I WBB: UCA earns program win No. 900

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Central Arkansas 61, Nicholls 50


THIBODAUX, La. – After taking a week off due to inclement weather, the Central Arkansas women’s basketball team returned to action for a Saturday matchup with Nicholls. The Sugar Bears improved to 8-11 overall, 6-5 in the Southland Conference, while the Colonels fell to 7-12 overall and 6-6 in SLC play. Lucy Ibeh led the team with 20 points in UCA’s 61-50 victory. Central Arkansas picked up its 900th win in program history.

New Orleans 64, McNeese 53


LAKE CHARLES, La. – The New Orleans women’s basketball program got back in the win column with a 64-53 victory over Southland Conference foe McNeese at the Burton Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.

Lamar 68, A&M-Corpus Christi 57


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Lamar University women’s basketball program captured the season sweep over Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, 68-57, in Corpus Christi on Saturday afternoon.

The Cardinals were led by freshman Sabria Dean who tallied 18 points and added five steals to her stat line on the afternoon. The Big Red also saw Jadyn Pimentel, Micaela Wilson and Bebe Galloway hit double digit scoring as they all tallied 10 points.

Utah Valley 56, New Mexico St. 47


OREM, Utah — A strong defensive effort helped Utah Valley University to a 56-47 win over New Mexico State on Saturday afternoon in the UCCU Center. The win pushed the Wolverines (8-5, 6-4) into a tie for second place in the WAC standings.

Shay Fano finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and Josie Williams added 15 points and 10 rebounds and four blocks to lead UVU. Nehaa Sohail also finished with 10 points and eight boards to round out three Utah Valley players scoring in double figures.

California Baptist 79, Grand Canyon 64


RIVERSIDE – California Baptist University women’s basketball team clinched its first-ever Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship after downing Grand Canyon 79-64 in the CBU Events Center Saturday afternoon.

Ane Olaeta, the WAC Preseason Player of the Year, dominated the Lopes to a season-high 26 points and nine assists. It marks CBU’s first winter sports team WAC championship, joining women’s cross country and baseball as the only programs to have claimed a conference title since transitioning to NCAA Division I in 2018.

Seattle U 71, UTRGV 64 OT


SEATTLE – Seattle University women’s basketball beat UTRGV, 71-64, in overtime on Saturday afternoon. Bree Calhoun tallied a double-double for the second straight day and carried the Redhawks in the extra session of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) contest at the Redhawk Center.

Seattle U (11-9, 6-4 WAC) led by 23 at halftime, thanks to terrific defense. However, UTRGV swung the game in the second half and forced overtime. In OT, Calhoun scored on SU’s first trip. After a Vaquero free throw, Caloun drove and found Georgia Kehoe for a lay-in. Calhoun followed with a driving bucket for a 67-62 lead with 2:04 left. The Redhawks made a stop and Calhoun again drove and dropped the ball off for a Kehoe lay-in. Two McKenzi Williams free throws sealed the game in the Redhawks’ favor.

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