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Ragin’ Cajuns open Sun Belt play with 75-65 win at Georgia State

Four Ragin’ Cajuns scored in double figures and the team matched a season high in 3-pointers with eight en route to a 75-65 victory over Georgia State in its Sun Belt Conference opener on Thursday evening.
With the 10-point victory, Louisiana (8-4, 1-0 SBC) picked up its first win in a league opener since defeating ULM, 71-52, on Dec. 3, 2015, in Monroe. The team is now 3-5 in league openers under head coach Garry Brodhead.

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Kristee Porter

McNeese names former UCLA standout Kristee Porter as new Cowgirl Volleyball head coach

A three-time All-American at UCLA and NCAA Player of the Year, Director of Volleyball Operations on the national level, and veteran head coach Kristee Porter has been named the McNeese Cowgirl Volleyball head coach, Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill has announced.
Porter comes to McNeese after head coaching stints at Navarro College and Henderson State, as well as an assistant coach at the University of Colorado.

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UL Lafayette extends Napier’s contract

Louisiana Athletics and head football coach Billy Napier have announced a two-year extension of the second-year coach’s contract with the University, Director of Athletics Bryan Maggard announced on Thursday.
Napier’s contract, which was extended by one year in October, now extends through the 2025 season.
“We are very excited to announce this extension for Coach Napier,” Maggard said. “He has led our football program to new heights, and we look forward to continued success under his leadership.”

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Bengals end year with sweep in Arkansas

If the end of the 2019 portion of the season is any indication, LSU Eunice women’s basketball will ring in the new year with a bang after taking down North Arkansas College in a weekend doubleheader at the HPRE Center. The Bengals (9-5) head into 2020 on a four-game win streak and have won seven of their last eight games.
LSUE scored a pair of double-digit wins over the visiting Pioneers, taking a 77-65 decision on Friday night, followed by a 69-53 win on Saturday. Miya McKinney paced LSUE over the weekend with 34 points over the two games.

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Northwest runs past Bobcats

OPELOUSAS – Eunice began strong, but Northwest finished with a 82-35 win over the Bobcats in the Opelousas Catholic tournament.
In the season opener for the Bobcats, Eunice jumped out to a 23-15 first quarter lead.
Trey Cooper hit an early three-pointer and Simeon Ardoin added a drive in the lane.
After a trey from Northwest’s Kameron Jackson, the Bobcats answered with a 9-0 run including another three-pointer by Cooper.
Northwest responded with six straight points before Dedrick Vigers converted a three-point play to push the Bobcats ahead, 17-9.

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