Historic women’s basketball season comes to an end
April 1, 2019
When the Nicholls State University women’s basketball team fell short against Southern Miss at the Women’s Basketball Invitational, it also became the last game for the Colonels.
Despite an early loss, the women still leave with a historic season and hope for the future.
With a 20-12 record overall, the women’s basketball team has broken the program’s all-time record for wins in a season.
Back in November 2018, the Colonels started off their season with four straight losses against Baylor, Auburn, Texas State and Delaware. Nevertheless, they managed to get back their momentum at the UTEP Thanksgiving Classic, where they picked up two straight wins.
They went on to win another two straight games afterward.
When their conference games began in January, the Colonels started strong with two solid wins against Northwestern State and Incarnate Word.
The rest of January and beginning of February resulted in both wins and losses, but their loss against Abilene Christian on Feb. 13 became their last loss of the regular season.
The Colonels would go on to win seven straight conference games in a row.
Even though the team entered the Southland Conference Tournament as defending champions, they fell 69-56 in their first game against Corpus Christi―a team they defeated 85-55 in the regular season.
Finally, the Colonels made their second straight postseason appearance at the Women’s Basketball Invitational but came up short 77-71 in their first game against Southern Miss.
Another historic achievement came at the hand of senior Cassidy Barrios, who can once again call herself the SLC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year. This was the second year straight that she accomplished this title.
Additionally, Barrios broke Nicholls’ all-time scoring record.
“She has certainly invested not only in herself but in the program and her teammates. She’s a very unselfish person, and now she’s reaping the benefits of that investment,” head coach Dobee Plaisance said about Barrios’ college journey.
Barrios played her last season for the Red and Grey, but she said even though she is done at Nicholls, she plans to continue playing basketball.