NATCHITOCHES - Loyola of New Orleans’ Keiva Council scored a Prather Coliseum record 48 points to lead the NAIA Division Wolfpack to an 84-80 stunner over Northwestern State on Friday.
Council hit 15 of 23 from the floor and 13 of 16 from the free-throw line and pulled down eight rebounds as the Wolfpack (7-0) handed the Lady Demons (1-4) their third consecutive loss and first defeat by a non-NCAA Division I school since a 54-53 loss to Xavier of Louisiana on Nov. 16, 2007. Her point total broke the 22-year-old coliseum record of 47 points set by former Northwestern State player Linda Grayson set on Feb. 11, 1988.
Council hit 8 of 11 from the field for 26 points in helping her team build a 44-38 lead at the half. She went 4 for 6 from 3-point range in the second half.
Jasmine Bradley led Northwestern State with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Trudy Armstead added 16 points and nine rebounds, while Meredith Graf scored 15 points and Jordi James added 12.
LOUISIANA TECH 84, OLD DOMINION 71: In St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Louisiana Tech shot a season-high 58 percent from the field and four Lady Techsters scored in double figures in a win over Old Dominion at the University of Virgin Islands Sports and Recreation Center on the second day of the Paradise Jam.
Shantale Bramble-Donaldson scored a career-high tying 18 points ,while Jasmine Bendolph added 17 points as Louisiana Tech built a 15-point second-half lead.
Old Dominion was led by the 6-foot-3 tandem of Tia Lewis (24 points, 10 rebounds) and Shaveka Richards (18 points, 5 rebounds).
TULANE 45, IDAHO STATE: In Cancun, Mexico, Adesuwa Ebomwonyi had a career-best 15 points, and Brett Benzio pulled down a game-high nine rebounds as Tulane defeated Idaho State on day two of the Cancun Challenge at the Moon Palace Resort.
The Green Wave (5-1) held the Bengals to a 29.5 field goal percentage (13-for-44), five second-half field goals, and without a basket over the final 7:50 of the game.
Idaho State fell to 3-3.
Lindsey Reed led Idaho State with 12 points, and Kaela Oakes added 11.
NICHOLLS STATE 83, WEBER STATE 56: In Eugene, Ore., Jasmine Hoskins had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Sumar Leslie had 15 points and 10 assists to lead Nicholls State past Weber State at the Global Sports Cage Classic.
Jenny Nash also scored 18 points for the Colonels (2-3), and former St. Michael standout KK Babin had 15 points as Nicholls State outscored Weber State 60-17 in the second half to make up for a 16-point halftime deficit.
Amanda Hughes led the Wildcats with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Mikell Woodfield also scored 11 for Weber State and Caela Mohre scored 10 points.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS 73, UL-MONROE 55: In Lubbock, Texas, Central Arkansas shot 52.4 percent (11-21) from 3-point range to pick up the win in the opening game of the World Vision Basketball Invitational at United Spirit Arena.
Elizabeth Torres led the Warhawks (0-5) with 17 points and three steals, while fellow senior Larrie Williams added 15 points and six rebounds.
Megan Herbert had a game-high 21 points and 13 rebounds. Destinee Rogers added 16 points for the Sugar Bears (4-0).
ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO 74, UNO 67: In Monticello, Ark., Arkansas-Monticello handed the University of New Orleans its fifth straight loss on the opening day of the UAM Hampton Inn Classic.
Chelsea Johnson connected on 10 free throw attempts scoring a game-high 22 points for UAM (2-2). Johnson was the lone double-digit scorer for the Cotton Blossoms, who attempted 32 free throws in comparison to 12 by UNO (0-5).
Keri Thomas had career-highs in points (16) and rebounds (11) for UNO. Mirjam Sipos added 18 points and Mechel’e Thomas scored 10.
XAVIER (N.O.) 73, HOLY NAMES 49: In New Orleans, Jasmine Grant scored 15 points to lead four starters in double figures in the Xavier Classic.
Grant also had five rebounds, three assists and four steals.
SiMon Franklin and Brandi Young scored 12 points apiece for the Gold Nuggets (5-3), ranked 16th in NAIA Division I, and Jazmoné Kelly had 11 points, a season best, eight rebounds and five steals. Young had a season-high seven assists.
Sarah Kilewer scored 16 points and Souljah Evans 15 for Holy Names (4-8).
Both scored 11 first-half points.