Score: ULM 50, Rice 93
Teams: ULM (2-8)
Location: Monroe, La. (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)
Monroe, La. - The ULM women’s basketball team saw visiting Rice shoot 61 percent from the floor on Sunday afternoon, including hitting over 50 percent of its three-point attempts, as the visitors handed ULM a 93-50 loss inside Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Sunday.
Rice outscored ULM in the first quarter 21-7 as the Owls tallied a field goal percentage of 66 percent (10-of-15) in the quarter compared to the Warhawks' 18 percent (3-of-16) in the same frame. That trend continued through the remainder of the contest with final shooting percentages of 61 percent (39-of-64) for the Owls and 29 percent (17-of-58) for the Warhawks.
-Two Warhawks notched double-digit point totals in the loss. Gabriella Coretez recorded a team-high 13 points and added three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Cortez shot 4-of-10 from the floor with a pair of threes from behind the arch.
-The other Warhawk in with double-digit points was Alexis Collins with 12. Collins finished 4-of-13 from the field and added a 4-of-4 mark at the free throw line. Collins also added three rebounds, one assist and one steal.
-ULM outrebounded Rice on the offensive glass by a 13-9 mark and kept the Owls off the free throw line allowing only five attempts. The Warhawks also matched Rice in second chance points with nine.
-Rice led in points in the paint (40-16), points off turnovers (19-9), fast break points (16-2) and points off the bench (57-13).
-The Owls had four players with double digit points: Shani Rainey, Lauren Grigsby, Gabrielle Stanton and Nicole Iademarco. Iademarco posted a game-high 20 points off the bench, knocking down 8-of-14 field goals, with four coming from the three-point range.
The Warhawks will be on the road for six of their next eight games in an extended road trip away from Fant-Ewing Coliseum. ULM goes on the road to face Houston Baptist for the first time in school history on Wednesday.
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