The Ladyjacks basketball continue with a 12-game winning streak after beating the McNeese Cowgirls, 97-48 on Wednesday, keeping their No. 1 rank in the Southland Conference.
The Ladyjacks had a scoring percentage of 69.6 and a 55.6 three-point percentage, while the Cowgirls had a 30.2 field goal percentage and a 7.7 3-point percentage. SFA improves their winning percentage to .870 and their record to 20-3, 11-0 in SLC play.
SFA went on several scoring runs. Late in the first quarter, they went on a 6-0 run. In the second quarter, the Ladyjacks started off with a 10-0 run, not allowing the Cowgirls to score until the sixth minute of the half, and added 7-0 run in the second half to outscore McNeese 29-9. The third quarter was like the second as the Ladyjacks went on another 10-0 run and then an 8-0 run. The Cowgirls finally put up a game in the fourth scoring 18 points to SFA’s 23.
Seven of the Ladyjacks scored double-digits. Alyssa Mayfield, Chanell Hayes and Stephanie Visscher each had 14 points. Heaven Hamling and Aiyana Johnson finished with 12 points, Brioenne Burns with 11 and Imani Johnson with 10. One player for the Cowgirls reached double-digits in scoring with 17 points and an 87.5 field goal percentage.
Visscher was a key player for the Ladyjacks for this game playing 29 minutes, having an 85.7 field goal percentage, four rebounds, five assists and a steal.
The Ladyjacks kept players rotating and acquired 42 bench points. The Cowgirls end with a record of 5-17, 3-8 SLC and No.10 in the conference. It is now one month away from the Southland Conference tournament.
The Ladyjacks will continue on the road to play Northwestern State at 1 p.m. on Saturday, in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The game will broadcast on ESPN+.