BEAUMONT, Texas — Southeastern Louisiana committed 32 turnovers in a 58-49 loss Monday at Southland Conference leader Lamar in the Montagne Center.
Southeastern (7-7, 0-3 Southland) lost its fourth consecutive game despite holding Lamar (10-3, 3-0 Southland) — the Southland’s leading 3-point shooting team — to 1-for-19 shooting from behind the arc.
Brandi Simmons led Southeastern with 14 points and was joined in double figures by Aja Gibson, who pitched in with 11 points. The Lady Lions out-rebounded Lamar 48-37 behind eight rebounds apiece from Simmons and Nanna Pool.
Kalis Loyd led the Lady Cardinals with 22 points and was joined in double figures Dominique Edwards, who had 10 points for Lamar.
TULANE 81, LOYOLA (N.O.) 41: In New Orleans,Tulane posted a school-record 24 steals and held Loyola-New Orleans without a field goal for the first 10:12 of the second half to wrap up the nonconference portion of the season.
The win was the fourth in a row for Tulane, which improved to 11-2.
Tulane’s steal total was two more than the previous mark of 22 set against UNC-Greensboro on Dec. 28, 2002. The steals helped the Green Wave hold a 33-6 advantage in points off turnovers and an 18-0 edge in fast-break points.
Tulane’s 81 points were a season high and the most by the team since defeating the University of New Orleans 86-39 on Nov. 21, 2011.
All 12 players to take the court for the Green Wave on Monday scored at least two points, and forward Whitney Bibbins led the way with 12 to go with three rebounds, a pair of assists and a steal. Adesuwa Ebomwonyi and Brittany McDonald were next with 10 points each off the bench, while Danielle Blagg added nine.
Shayne Charles led Loyola player with 12 points.
NICHOLLS STATE 78, McNEESE STATE 61: In Lake Charles, Nicholls State held McNeese State to under 30 percent shooting to pick up the Southland Conference win at Burton Coliseum.
Nicholls (10-4, 2-1) snapped a 10-game losing streak in the series against McNeese, which fell to 6-8 and 1-2.
Emani White scored 17 points off the bench, with 13 in the first half as Nicholls led 38-32 at halftime. KK Babin had 14 points and hit all six of her free throw attempts as Nicholls finished the day 15-of-16 at the line. Rounding out the scoring was senior Alisha Allen with 13 and LiAnn McCarthy and Jenny Nash added 11 each.
Ashlyn Baggett led McNeese with 17 points on 5-of-18 from the field.
SAM HOUSTON STATE 72, NORTHWESTERN STATE 61: In Huntsville, Texas, Sam Houston State had 17 second-chance points to key the Southland Conference win.
The Bearkats (6-8, 2-0 SLC) outrebounded Northwestern State (5-8, 1-2) 41-26, including a 15-4 mark on offensive boards. SHSU had 17 second-chance points, compared to five for the Lady Demons.
Britni Martin, the league’s third-leading scorer, scored 21 to lead all players. Sequeena Thomas added 19 points and 13 rebounds.
The Lady Demons had four players in double-digits and had a higher shooting percentage (45.8) than the Bearkats (43.4).
Keisha Lee finished with 15 points, Janelle Perez had 14, Jasmine Upchurch with 13, and Danielle Westerfield collected 10.