Southeast returns to action at Alcorn State

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Game 4 | Southeast (1-2) to Alcorn State (0-2)
November 19, 2021 | 6 p.m. Davey L. Whitney Complex | Lorman, miss.

Series history: SLU leads 5-3
Last meeting: Southeastern 99, Alcorn State 65 (November 25, 2020 | Hammond, Louisiana)
Television: Nothing

HAMMOND, Louisiana – The University of Southeast Louisiana women’s basketball team will seek their first road victory of 2021-22 on Friday, when they travel to Alcorn State for a contest at 6 p.m. in Lorman, Mississippi.

Southeastern (1-2) comes off a 74-35 victory over LSU-Shreveport in the Lady Lions home opener on Monday at the University Center. SLU forced the visiting pilots to make 28 turnovers, as the 35 points awarded were the lowest Southeastern allowed under the head coach Ayla Guzzardo and the least authorized since a 63-32 victory over Millsaps in the 2008-09 season.

The Lady Lions were also 9 for 18 behind the arc, as Daija harvey (6-for-7) and Morgan transporter (3-for-5) both had the hot hand of the three-point range. Harvey led SLU with a career-high 20 points, while Carrier added 19 points to fuel the Southeast attack.

Harvey leads Southeastern with 10.0 points per game. Forwarder (8.7 ppg), Cierria Cunningham (7.0 ppg) and Caitlyn williams (6.0 points per game) are the Lady Lions’ other top scorers in the first three games. Hailey Giaratano leads SLU with 2.0 assists per game.

Opponents are averaging 56.0 points and 21.3 turnovers per game against Southeastern. Harvey and Taylor bell leads the Lady Lions with five interceptions each, while Nathalie Kelly has a team high with four blocked shots.

Williams is fourth in school history with 82 career blocked shots and is currently ninth with 646 career rebounds. Carrier ranks among the program’s career leaders for three-pointers scored (136, 5e) and attempted (383, 6e), while Harvey’s 40.9 three-point basket percentage is the second-highest career success rate in program history.

Alcorn State (0-2) will open their home schedule on Friday. The Lady Braves opened the season with a 96-35 loss to Marquette, before losing 86-63 to Mississippi State.

Cayla Obillo and T’Naye Griffin share the lead of the Lady Braves squad with 8.5 points per game. Diamond Hall paces Alcorn State with 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

Southeastern is 5-3 all-time against Alcorn State. Last season, the Lady Lions claimed a 99-65 victory over the Lady Braves in the season opener at Hammond.

After Friday’s contest, SLU will return home to welcome UL Lafayette on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the University Center in a game that will be televised on ESPN +. Presleigh Scott and Dijone flowers will be the star players in Wednesday’s game and the first 150 fans will receive collectible cards featuring the Southeast freshman duo,
courtesy of PRIDE.

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