Cooked again: Ragin’ Cajuns get 10th straight win over ULM

Maggie Eubanks

Double-digit figures are typically welcomed in sports. But for ULM (4-17, 0-7), this is not the case. With last Saturday’s 76-55 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette (12-4, 4-2), ULM has lost its 10th game of the seasonal and their 10th straight game to the Ragin’ Cajuns. 

The disappointing loss to ULL extended ULM’s losing streak up to10 games. 

The Warhawks had the games close in the first quarter pulling within one but they would never take the lead. After a stellar fourth quarter from ULL, the Warhawks wound up dropping the game by 21. 

The Lafayette match-up was close at the start. Each team took their turn making a steal and a layup off a fast break. The first quarter ended with ULM down by five at 21-16. 

The Cajuns pushed the tempo in the second quarter and gained a nine-point lead. But after shots from freshmen Kyren Whittington and Amaya Ford, the Warhawks were able to go into the half only down 37-30. 

After a stellar halftime performance from unicycle specialist Red Panda, the Warhawks and the Cajuns took the floor again.

The second half is where the Cajuns took off. They scored nine of the first 11 points in the third quarter to go up 46-32. ULM tried to make a comeback scoring seven unanswered points, but the offense for the Cajuns was on fire. 

The third quarter ended with ULL up 58-43 on the Warhawks. The Cajuns dominated the fourth quarter taking their greatest lead of 22 points on ULM.

This commanding performance from ULL was too much to handle for the Warhawks as they would take the loss 76-55. 

ULM shot just 40% from the field, while the Cajuns shot over 50% from the field. ULL also had the advantage in turnovers over the Warhawks having just nine to ULM’s 16.

The Warhawks had 19 fouls in the matchup, and ULL had 18 fouls. This loss for ULM continues what has been a less than stellar season in conference. 

The season seemed to be starting out better for the Warhawks who won three of their first six games. But since this small stint of success, ULM has only emerged with wins in two of their last 16 games.

Hopefully for the Warhawks, the back half of the season will find better success, but the light is dim. Sitting at last in conference standings as the only team to not have won a game against a conference opponent this season, ULM does not seem to have the keys to success. 

With games remaining against conference seeded opponents like UT Arlington and Texas State, the Warhawks will have to find some ways to improve if they want to get a conference win. 

ULM will look to end their losing streak at home this Thursday against Arkansas State at 6:30 p.m.