LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The second week of conference play is in the books for the McNeese cowgirls as they captured their second win of the season 67-47 over northwestern state.
The defense stepped up in a big way by forcing 21 turnovers and getting 29 points off of them.
“It was definitely out defensive effort that really opened up the game I thought we did a tremendous job our goal was to hold them under 50 and we did that we held them under 47,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “I think we’re competing really well. I think we’re playing with a little swag and toughness to us and it’s good to see.”
Divine Tanks had a big day. a career high 23 points to go along with 11 rebounds. her play overall sparked the offense in the 2nd half.
“You know just something that we want to keep going and it’s all on the defensive end that has led us on the offensive end to be able to get some scores when we went on a little scoring drought at times” said Cryer.
The men were on the receiving end of another loss now sitting at 0-2 in conference play. Heath Schroyer says that some opportunities were missed over the course of the game.
“We just couldn’t get stops when we needed to get stops” said Schroyer. “They hit big shot after big shot I give them a lot of credit I think they came here and played really well and you know they deserve all the credit.”
KeyShawn Feazell made his return today and put up 22 points, but his presence alone wasn’t enough. The cowboys bench was slim today and only managed to put up 15 points.
“You know like I said we haven’t had our full team since December 19th so it’s been hard to kinda get in a rhythm, but at the end of the day we gotta figure out how to win games and we haven’t figured that out yet” Schroyer added.
Now both teams will be hitting the road next week. The women will be looking to keep their win streak going and the men, they will be looking to get their first conference win in San Antonio next week.