Southeast welcomes state of Utah on Saturday


Game 6 | Southeast (2-3) v Utah State (2-3)
November 27, 2021 | 12h | University Center | Hammond, La.

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HAMMOND, Louisiana – The University of Southeast Louisiana women’s basketball team will be back in action on Saturday, hosting the State of Utah at noon at the University Center.

Admission is free for Saturday’s contest between the Lady Lions (2-3) and host Aggies. Daija harvey and Jaylen huderson will be the top players in Saturday’s game and the first 150 fans will receive collectible cards featuring the sophomore duo, courtesy of PRIDE. Saturday’s game can also be streamed at

Southeastern will be looking to bounce back from a relentless 54-52 loss to UL Lafayette on Wednesday. Hailey Giaratano led SLU with 10 points and six rebounds, while Caitlyn williams managed a record 16 rebounds for the Lady Lions.

Southeastern is averaging 59.6 points per game heading into Saturday morning. Cierria Cunningham leads a balanced attack from Lady Lion with 7.2 points per game, followed by Chrissy brown (7.0 ppg), Harvey (6.8 ppg), Morgan transporter (6.6 ppg), Nathalie Kelly (6.0 ppg) and Williams (6.0 ppg).

Giaratano paces the team with 3.2 assists per outing. Harvey leads SLU with nine three-point goals and is third in school history with a career three-point goal percentage of 37.5. Carrier ranks fifth on the program’s career list for three-runners scored (137) and attempted (394).

The Lady Lions enter the game against Utah State with a rebound margin of plus-0.2. Williams has a team-best 7.4 rebounding average and is ninth in program history with 679 career rebounds.

Defensively, SLU kept their opponents at 56.0 points per game and forced 17.0 turnovers per game. Taylor bell leads Southeastern with seven interceptions, while Giaratano and Kelly have seven and five blocks, respectively. Williams is fourth in school history with 83 career blocks.

When Utah State visits Hammond, it will be a homecoming for sophomore head coach Kayla Ard. A former star of Loranger High School, where she was part of a state champion team in 2000, Ard played for the Lady Lions in the 2004-05 season.

The Aggies will look to end a three-game losing streak on Saturday. Kaylin Randhawa (17.0 points per game) leads USU in scoring, while E’Lease Stafford joins them in double digits with 11.2 points per game with 2.2 assists and 1.8 steals per outing, a team summit. Adryana Quezada walks through Utah State with 5.8 rebounds per game.

After Wednesday’s contest, Southeastern will play their next two road games. The journey begins with a game at 6:30 p.m. at the TCU. Wednesday’s contest in Fort Worth, Texas can be seen on ESPN +.

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