LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana-Lafayette women's basketball team overcame a sluggish first half to post a 59-50 win over Xavier in an exhibition game Saturday at the Cajundome.
The Cajuns trailed 22-20 at halftime but outscored the Nuggets 39-28 in the second half.
Double-figures scorers for UL-Lafayette included Tu'Reonne Doucet (15 points on 6 of 7 shooting), Skyler Goodwin (14) and Simone Fields (12). Fields had a team-high 11 rebounds.
Essence Wells led Xavier with 12 points, and Gina Smith added 11. Mikayla Bates contributed 11 rebounds.
The Cajuns open the regular season against UNO in the Preseason WNIT at 7 p.m. Friday in the Cajundome.