The win improved the McNeese to 7-4 on the year which equaled their total number of victories all of last season. The win is also the largest margin of victory of the season and helped the Cowgirls remain undefeated at home (5-0) this season.
The Cowgirls had their second best shooting night from the field (44.6) making 33 of 74 shots. The best field goal shooting percent of the season came in a 100-50 win over Texas College in the home opener. The Cowgirls dominated the glass, outrebounding the Mustangs 52-36 and scored half of their points in the paint.
Senior Kiara Johnson was one of four players to score in double figures for the Cowgirls. Johnson who had a double-double with two minutes left in the half, ended the game with 16 points and led all players with 14 rebounds. Johnson had 11 points and 10 rebounds at the half. Johnson was 4 of 9 from the field and 8 of 10 from the charity stripe.
Raiyawna Gatlin came off the bench to score a season high 16 points and Caitlyn Baggett and Candace LaCombe both pitched in 13 apiece. Gatlin was 7 of 9 from the field, Baggett was 5 of 6 from the field and dished out a career high eight assists. LaCombe was 4 of 10 with three of her baskets coming from three-point range.
McNeese took the lead from the opening basket on a layup by Ja’Niquia Kendrix in the opening minute of the game and never looked back. The Cowgirls extended their lead and reached a double digit lead four minutes into the game (10-2) on a Baggett jumper at the 16:26 mark. The Cowgirls continued to increase their lead and held a 49-17 halftime lead.
In the second half, the Cowgirls continued to build on their lead and held a 50 point advantage (74-24) on a three-pointer from Baggett with 9:47 left. The Cowgirls held their largest lead of 55 points two more times within a two minute span.