Women’s college basketball: BPCC falls to LSUE in OT for first loss of season

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The Bossier Parish Community College Cavaliers lost their first game of the season Wednesday night, falling to LSU Eunice 85-80 in overtime in a non-conference game in The Billy Montgomery Gym.

BPCC dropped to 3-1. LSUE improved to 4-1.

The Lady Cavs led 35-26 at the half. The Bengals cut the lead to two after three quarters and the game went into overtime tied at 72.

LSUE outscored BPCC 13-8 in the extra period. The Lady Cavs only made 2-of-9 shots from the field in OT, both 3-pointers. They made just 2-of-8 free throws.

The Bengals were 3-of-5 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line. For the game, LSU was 28-of-40 from the line to BPCC’s 15-of-30.

LSUE struggled from 3-point range, making just 3-of-28. BPCC was 5-of-11.

BPCC’s Faith Robinson had a big night, scoring 18 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.

Three other Lady Cavs scored in double figures — Tarondia Harold (11), Jazmin Sanders (10) and Ma’Kaila Lewis (10). Lewis also had 11 rebounds.

Brooklyn Fontenot led LSUE with 23 points despite hitting just 1-of-10 from behind the arc. She fared much better at the free throw line, making all 10 of her attempts.

Trastasia Hester added 17 points. She was 10-of-16 from the line.

BPCC begins Region XIV play at 2 p.m. Saturday against Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas.