Chamberlin scores 29, lead Cowgirls to victory

Published 11:22 pm Thursday, November 25, 2021

Kaili Chamberlin entered Wednesday night’s game with 29 career points. She exited with twice as many.

Chamberlin, a true freshman, led the Cowgirls with a career-high 29 points as they thumped Division III Centenary 91- 53 in Burton Coliseum.

McNeese State (3-2) started quickly, scoring the game’s first 12 points as Centenary (1-4) missed on its first 10 shots from the field.

Chamberlin was 7 of 14 from behind the 3-point arc, including three in a row to end the first half. She made 10 of 20 shots from the field and was 2 of 2 from the free-throw line, adding seven rebounds.

Chamberlin had a trey at the end of the third quarter ruled to have come after the buzzer.

“It took a while but when the first one went it that opened things up,” Chamberlin said. “We got our confidence going.”

McNeese got 10 points each from fellow freshmen Emerson Taylor and Cristina Gil, and a game-high 15 rebounds from junior Divine Tanks from Barbe High School.

“The offensive rebounding is what really got us started getting up and down the floor,” said first-year McNeese head coach Lynn Kennedy.

The Cowgirls ended with 64 of the 91 points (70 percent) coming from freshmen.

“We are a very young team but we are getting better each game,” Kennedy said. “I like were we are heading.”

The Ladies were led by Jazzmyn Jones’ 12 points. Sulphur High product Addy Tremie finished with nine points.