ULM rallies by Grambling; BPCC baseball, LSUS women’s hoops win

JOURNAL STAFF

GRAMBLING – The Grambling State softball team started fast Tuesday afternoon, but visiting ULM closed with a vengeance in an 11-4 victory over the Lady Tigers.

Grambling (5-3) jumped on top in the first inning on Antiya Randle’s two-run single, then doubled its output in the third highlighted by Ta’mya Johnson’s steal of home.

ULM (10-2) responded immediately, going up 5-4 in the top of the fourth, capped by a two-run Alexis Chavez double, and opened an 8-4 lead an inning later. Andie Edwards and Kennedy Page each cracked two-run homers as the Warhawks lashed 13 hits, and Kassidy Givens threw 4.2 innings of hitless relief.

BASEBALL

BOSSIER PARISH 7, PANOLA 3: At BPCC, the Cavaliers scored all of their runs the first three innings in a 7-inning Region XIV win Tuesday. Alejandro Cazoria delivered the biggest blow for BPCC with a 3-run home run in a 4-run second inning. Cazoria and Mason Hammonds both had a pair of hits with Cazoria driving in four runs for the Cavs (9-2, 2-1). Weather forced postponement of the second game.

ULM-NORTHWESTERN STATE: Tuesday evening’s meeting was postponed by a daunting forecast in Natchitoches and reset for 3 p.m. today at Brown-Stroud Field. Good move: drenching rain arrived at sundown. Score one for the weather forecasters.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

LSUS 66, LSUA 37: At the Dock, the Lady Pilots pulverized the visiting Lady Generals, taking control early while opening a 25-7 first-quarter advantage. DeAuja Thompson led LSUS (15-12, 10-5 RRAC) with 19 points, while Nykeria Jones scored 13 and snatched 7 rebounds. Ciera Daniels added 10 points and 6 rebounds. LSUA (7-17, 7-8) got 10 points and 10 boards by Brittney Smith but shot 30 percent and suffered 28 turnovers.

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