SLC WBB: UIW clinches spot in conference tournament; Nicholls completes comeback

UIW 68, Houston Baptist 59

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SAN ANTONIO – The University of the Incarnate Word women’s basketball team put on a first-half show against Houston Baptist to win, 68-59, in the season home finale on Wednesday evening in the McDermott Center.

UIW’s 49 points in the first half were a season-high for the black and red. The Cardinals’ scoring frenzy was a product of efficient shooting at a rate of 73% from the field in the second quarter, going 59.4% overall in the first half.

Nicholls 71, McNeese 68

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THIBODAUX, La. – Facing an 11-point deficit with less than two minutes remaining, the Nicholls State University women’s basketball team stormed back behind 12 points from Anna McKendree as the Colonels rallied late for a 71-68 win over McNeese Wednesday night in their Stopher Gymnasium finale.

McKendree, who led all scorers with a game-high 24 points, scored half of her total in a matter of 90 seconds during the run to pull the Colonels within a point. Her free throw at the 1:51 mark started the run and she followed with three 3-pointers in consecutive possessions.

Central Arkansas 44, Southeastern La. 43

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CONWAY, Ark. – The Central Arkansas women’s basketball team played in the Farris Center for the final time of the 2020-21 season on Wednesday, as the Sugar Bears hosted the Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions. Central Arkansas (11-12, 9-6 SLC) defeated Southeastern Louisiana (10-7, 9-5 SLC) 44-43.

With the victory tonight, Head Coach Sandra Rushing collected her 100th Southland Conference win and became just the eighth coach to earn that achievement.

SFA 82, Abilene Christian 55

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas — It was Senior Night for the Ladyjacks (21-2, 13-0 SLC) at William R. Johnson Coliseum Wednesday night in the second-to-last regular season contest of the season, highlighted by Marissa Banfield, Alyssa Mayfield and Aaliyah Johnson making their final mark on their home court with a win over the Abilene Christian Wildcats. The trio ended their Ladyjack 57-2 at home, including a Southland Conference Regular Season Championship for the cherry on top to round out the month of February.

New Orleans 65, Northwestern St. 48

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NATCHITOCHES, La. – The New Orleans women’s basketball program made it a season-sweep over Northwestern State as the Privateers collected a 65-48 Southland Conference road victory at the Prather Coliseum on Wednesday evening.

Sam Houston 64, A&M-Corpus Christi 47

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CORPUS CHRISTI – Amber Leggett and Madelyn Batista each put in 17 points as the Sam Houston Bearkats went on the road and picked up a 64-47 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday night at the Dugan Wellness Center.

The win puts the Bearkats (13-6, 9-4 SLC) in position to claim the No. 2 seed in next week’s Southland Conference Tournament, needing either a win over league champion SFA or a loss by Southeastern Louisiana to do so. Earning that seed would mean an automatic berth in the tournament semifinals.