(Rick Hickman / Special to the American Press)
Last Modified: Monday, November 19, 2012 6:46 PMThe McNeese State women’s basketball team will host Houston today in a 7 p.m. nonconference game. Fans are asked to bring canned goods to be donated to Abraham’s Tent for Thanksgiving. Individuals bringing canned goods will receive a voucher which will be good for free admission at a future game.
The Cowgirls (1-1) are led in scoring by senior twins Caitlyn and Ashlyn Baggett. Caitlyn leads the Cowgirls with 20.5 points and 4.0 assists per game. She shoots 52.2 from the field and 57.1 on 3-pointers. Ashlyn averages 11.5 ppg.
Senior Adrienne Minor and junior Cecilia Okoye lead the Cowgirls in rebounding at 7.5 per contest.
Minor has a team-high 10 defensive rebounds while Okoye has a team-high 10 offensive rebounds. Okoye had a double-double against Texas Southern, scoring 12 points and grabbing a game-high 15 boards.
Houston (0-3) will be playing its third road game of the season after road losses at Mississippi State and Yale. The Cougars dropped their only home game of the season to Alabama.
The McNeese men’s basketball team closes its three-game road swing today when it faces its second SEC opponent in the last three games, Ole Miss.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Tad Smith Coliseum. 1470 AM KLCL is carrying a live radio broadcast beginning at 6:50.
McNeese (1-2) dropped its first two games on this trip — 73-48 at LSU last Tuesday and 64-53 at Southeast Missouri State last Thursday.
Ole Miss (3-0) dominated Arkansas-Little Rock last Friday by a 92-52 margin.
Senior guard Dontae Cannon leads the Cowboys in scoring averaging 13 points while sophomore guard Kevin Hardy is knocking in 12.3 per game. Hardy sank a career-best 18 points at LSU while Cannon is coming off a 10-point performance against SEMO.