Late basket gives ULM women 61-59 Senior Day victory over Texas State

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THE BASICS
Score: ULM 61, Texas State 59
Teams: ULM (6-22, 3-15 SBC), Texas State (16-13, 11-7 SBC)
Location: Monroe, La. (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)

MONROE, La. – The ULM women’s basketball team ended the regular season on a high note Saturday afternoon on Alexis Collins’ three-pointer with two seconds remaining as the Warhawks defeated Texas State 61-59 on Senior Day inside Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

TURNING POINT
-After a three-point play via a layup and free throw, Texas State took a one-point lead with 23 seconds left in the game, Collins sunk the three-pointer as the clock ticked down. Texas State’s final inbound attempt was deflected by ULM on the inbound attempt to secure the victory.

NOTABLES
-Three Warhawks finished with double digit points, led by Collins’ team-high 17 points. The freshman filled out her stat line with six rebounds (three defensive), five assists and two steals. Collins committed just two turnovers while playing all 40 minutes on Saturday.
-Andreanna Jackson and Stephanie Ratliff each finished with 10 points, with Jackson shooting 3-of-8, all from three-point range, and Ratliff shooting 5-of-5 from the floor.
-Gabriella Cortez pulled down 10 rebounds (six defensive) while adding eight points. Carissa Moody finished with nine points of her own, all coming from three-point range.
-The Warhawks forced 20 turnovers, turning those into 10 points, while ULM turned the ball over just 13 times in the win.
-Prior to tipoff ULM honored its four seniors: Dani Anderson, Journee Beard, Andreanna Jackson and Stephanie Ratliff. More information on the seniors can be found here.

FROM COACH DOW
“That was a great win for our team and for our seniors to go out like that is great. Senior Day is always a special day and sometimes magical things happen. Texas State is a very good program. Had they won today they had the inside track on being the number three seed in the Sun Belt Tournament. So there’s clearly a team that was motivated to beat us today. I thought our players showed a lot of resilience throughout the game. Even when Texas State went on some runs, we found a way to answer or stop the bleeding. We had several statistical categories that we won in today’s game like we had seven fewer turnovers, one more offensive rebound, one more made three-pointer, nine more shot attempts and more steals. It was a lot of positive things that go into winning a game and some of those have been a struggle for us in certain categories. I’m thrilled for all of our players.”

UP NEXT
-The Warhawks will now await their opponent in the Sun Belt Conference Championship that is set to begin on Tuesday in New Orleans.

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