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Women’s basketball cruises past SUNO and Jackson State

December 4, 2017

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Emani White #0 a senior from New Orleans runs with the ball during the Troy Vs. Nicholls basketball game that took place on December 14, 2016 in Stopher Gym.

Emani White #0 a senior from New Orleans runs with the ball during the Troy Vs. Nicholls basketball game that took place on December 14, 2016 in Stopher Gym.

Photo by: Jeffery Miller

Photo by: Jeffery Miller

Emani White #0 a senior from New Orleans runs with the ball during the Troy Vs. Nicholls basketball game that took place on December 14, 2016 in Stopher Gym.

The Nicholls State University women’s basketball team notched two decisive wins this past
week against Southern University at New Orleans and Jackson State University.

On Wednesday, the Colonels hosted the Southern University at New Orleans Knights at Stopher
Gym, and put on a show for nearly 1,000 grammar school students in attendance on Colonel
Kids Day. Nicholls took an 18-0 lead, and led 23-2 after the end of the opening quarter. In the
second half, Nicholls expanded its lead dramatically up to 40 points and won handily by a score
of 83-45.

Offensively, the Colonels connected on 51 percent of their field goals, led by sophomore guard
Tykeria Williams’s 22-point output. Freshman forward Byranna Washington added to the
scoring frenzy with a career-high 12 points and junior guard Cassidy Barrios added 11 points. In
all, 11 Colonels scored in the victory and created 16 steals on defense.

On Saturday, the Colonels traveled to Jackson, Miss. to face the Jackson State Tigers. Once
again, Nicholls put up a dominating offensive effort to defeat Jackson State by a score of 90-64.

The Colonels (4-4) shot 50 percent from the floor and had five players reach double figures.
Sophomore guard Tykeria Williams led the Colonels with 16 points, senior guard Tia Charles
had 14 points, redshirt senior center Marina Lilly and freshman guard Destiny Collins each
added 13 points and junior guard Cassidy Barrios scored 12 points.

Nicholls won its third straight game after losing four of its first five to start the season. The team
will have a lengthy break before they face the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils Dec. 15,
with the time to be determined.

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