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Warhawks clinch home opener against LSUA

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Warhawks clinch home opener against LSUA

Nate Nasworthy, [email protected]

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In the home opener on Thursday, the Warhawks hosted the Generals of LSU Alexandria for field trip day and looked to notch their first win of the season. ULM welcomed numerous local schools to become a part of the gameday experience.

A slow start by both offenses contributed to a low scoring first quarter where ULM led 21-13. The Warhawks were able to find their rhythm and controlled the pace until the Generals were able to stay competitive with ULM only leading 38-25 at halftime.

ULM had a 50% field goal average in the first half and went four of 10 on three-pointers.

The Warhawks used halftime to make some adjustments and came out swinging in the second half, running away with the game. ULM scored 33 points in the third quarter and 22 points in the fourth. ULM was able to win the game 93-62.

The Warhawks went 31 of 69 (44.9%) on field goals in the game, 15 of 33 (44.5%) on three-pointers and 16 of 22 (72.7%) on free throws. The bench for ULM rose to the occasion, scoring 34 points, and the Warhawks also had 28 points in the paint.

Redshirt freshman guard Tiara Malone led the team with 24 points and also grabbed three rebounds. Junior guard Amber Thompson recorded 17 points and five rebounds. Freshman forward Jamie Means boasted an incredible seven rebounds.

The Warhawks are now 1-2 on the season and will have a tough December schedule before starting conference play in January.

Malone and Thompson combined for 41 of the 93 points scored and it was a strong showing for both ladies as it was their first games in Fant-Ewing. Malone sat out last season after suffering an injury and Thompson transferred from Walters State Community College. Both can be strong leaders for a young team.

The bench for the Warhawks showed depth in their 34 point outing and gives head coach Jeff Dow a variety of ways to put points on the board.

The win at home gives ULM momentum to finish 2018 strong. In the final seven games of 2018, the Warhawks will play four Louisiana teams: New Orleans, Northwestern State, Nicholls State and Southeastern Louisiana. Nicholls State is the only game out of the four that ULM will play at home.

The Warhawks will take on New Orleans there on Nov. 25 and look to finish the calendar year strong.

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