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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • ULM hosts Sun Belt double header

  • Texas State at ULM, Saturday 2 p.m. (women), 4 p.m. (Men)
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  • ULM is matched against Sun Belt Conference rival Texas State today in double header action at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Tip off times are scheduled for 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men).
    On the men's side, the Warhawks (4-6, 1-1) are trying to rebound from an 83-79 overtime loss to Texas-Arlington on Thursday.
    It was the second straight extended game for the Warhawks, who opened Sun Belt play with a 103-98 double overtime triumph over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, Jan. 4 in Monroe. For the season, ULM is 2-1 in overtime games, including a 84-80 win over Northwestern State on Nov. 21.
    Forward Tylor Ongwae and guard Amos Olatayo, a pair of seniors, have been the Warhawks' most productive offensive performers. Ongwae is scoring at a 15.2 clip, followed closely by Olatayo at 14.9.
    Senior forward Jaylon James has contributed 10.8 points and a team-best 7.3 rebounds.
    ULM is 3-0 at Fant-Ewing, while the Bobcats (4-11, 0-2) are winless in eight tries on the road.
    In the midst of a three-game losing streak, Texas State started conference play with homecourt losses to Arkansas-Little Rock (63-59) and Arkansas State (74-69).
    Senior forward Joel Wright (15.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg) and sophomore forward Emani Gant (10.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg) are the Bobcats' key players.
    In the women's game, ULM (5-9, 1-1) is aiming for its second straight conference victory.
    Junior center Sharnice Brooks from Bastrop produced a team-high 19 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots in 25 minutes off the bench to help ULM end a four-game skid with an 84-67 victory over Texas-Arlington on Thursday.
    Brooks is third on the team in scoring (9.8) and second in rebounding (6.0) and blocked shots (15).
    Senior forward Ashleigh Simmons leads the Warhawks in scoring (15.8) and rebounding (7.9). Senior guard and Carroll product Alexar Tugler is second on the team in scoring (10.5) to go with a team-high 19 steals.
    Texas State (5-9, 2-1) is seeking to continue its momentum following a 65-53 road conquest of Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday. Senior center Ashley Ezeh led the Bobcats with 16 points.
    Ezeh is averaging 13.8 points and 5.2 rebounds, while sophomore guard Erin Peoples has put up 9 points and 5.6 rebounds per outing.
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