Lady Eagles dominate last-place Warhawks

DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

The Lady Eagle basketball team clinched a winning record in Sun Belt play for the first time ever as they took down Louisiana-Monroe, 83-68.

The Eagles dominated the game, taking a 26-point lead into the fourth quarter and virtually coasting to a victory against the Warhawks, who remain winless in conference play.

“We took care of ULM tonight, the score looks like we dominated the game, but they never gave up, they kept fighting until the end,” said head coach Anita Howard. “I’m pleased with our young ladies.”

Daeja Holmes led three double-digit scorers with 15 points on five made three pointers, which accounted for half of the Eagles’ long-distance buckets on the night. Taya Gibson recorded 12 points and Ja’Nya Love-Hill recorded 11 points to join Holmes in double digits.

The Eagles now sit at 17-8 (8-5 SBC) on the season, which is good enough for No. 7 in the Sun Belt Standings. The Eagles still have an outside shot of securing a first-round bye in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

GS will close out the regular season on Saturday, when they host third-place Louisiana in a crucial game in terms of conference tournament seeding. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN+.