LAFAYETTE (Press Release) – Powered by a strong start, and sophomore center Ty’Reona Doucet’s 23 points, Louisiana Women’s Basketball (3-11, 1-2 SBC) got its first Sun Belt Conference win of the season, snapping a nine-game losing streak in the process, taking down the Georgia State Panthers (7-7, 1-2 SBC), 57-54, Thursday night at the CAJUNDOME.
Doucet led the way with her fourth 20-point game of the season, finishing with 23 points and seven rebounds. While sophomore guard Jomyra Mathis scored a career-high 14 points, 13 of which came in the second half, to power Louisiana to victory.
Defensively Louisiana was strong on the perimeter, holding Georgia State to 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 32 percent from the field overall. While on the glass, the Ragin’ Cajuns were strong outrebounding the Panthers 36-to-28.
Doucet had her fourth 20-point game of the season, finishing with 24 points on 10-for-16 shooting; Mathis finished with a career-high 14 points (6-for-10 from the field) all off the bench; Louisiana finished 5-for-10 from beyond the arc (50 percent) giving Louisiana its best three-point shooting percentage on the season and the first time Louisiana has hit at least 50 percent from beyond the arc, with at least 10 attempts, since shooting 54 percent at ULM on Feb. 3, 2018.