UL Women Down Sacred Heart In Overtime, 60-58
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun recorded a non-conference win on Saturday, defeating the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 60-58, in overtime, in the final day of the San Juan Shootout in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The win was the second in as many days in the event for Louisiana, who beat Arkansas on Friday, 67-59.
In a game that was close from the start, seeing the score tie and change sides 14 times, Louisiana staged a fourth-quarter comeback after Sacred Heart held a 38-32 lead at the end of the third.
The Cajuns outscored the Pioneers, 15-9, in the fourth period, to force the extra time.
Sacred Heart held a 57-56 lead in the overtime period, before Louisiana scored 4-unanswered points, courtesy of buckets from Jordan Alexander and Brooklyn Arceneaux, giving the Cajuns a lead they won't not relinquish, as they held on for the 2-points win.
The Pioneers outshot the Cajuns from the field, 38%/28%, while also outrebounding UL, 52-46.
It was the Louisiana defense that kept them close, forcing 28 turnovers.
Keke Veal led the way for the Cajuns, scoring 13 points, while Arceneaux added 11 points and 9 rebounds.
In a losing cause for the Pioneers, Hannah Kimmel and Alissa Tarsi both had 22 points.
With the victory, Louisiana improved to 4-1 on the young season, while Sacred Heart fell to 1-4.
The Cajuns return to action on Thursday, when they travel to Monroe, La. to open Sun Belt Conference play against the ULM Warhawks.