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LSUE splits with Crowder

For the fourth double header in a row to open the season, LSU Eunice split games with its oppoments.
The top-ranked Lady Bengals exploded for seven runs in the first inning to cruise to a 9-1 win over Crowder Community College in the opener.
LSUE jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the finale, but the Lady Roughriders rallied to grab a 12-9 win.

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Granger jersey holds special honor

It was his dream to play college baseball, but Ross Granger never threw a pitch for LSU Eunice.
On April 10, 2015, Granger signed with the Bengals and the left-hander pitcher was just 10 days away from starting his collegiate career before cancer ended his dream of playing college ball.
The son of Natham and Dana Granger from was diagnosed with an astrocytoma in his brain stem and the 19-year old died on Nov. 11, 2016, as his former Erath football team beat Eunice High in the Class 3-A playoffs.
He was buried on Nov. 14 in his LSUE baseball jersey.

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LSUE’s Sissy Saucier dives over Louisiana College’s Lakedra Franklin for a loose ball. (Photo by Tom Dodge)

LSUE on nine-game win streak

LSU Eunice stretched its win streak to nine games as the Bengals cruised past Louisiana College in a 98-62 win.
The victory gives LSUE 12 wins on the season, a new single-season best under head coach Amanda Clemons.
LSUE opened the game with a 27-22 battle over the Lady Wildcats junior varsity, sparked seven points from Arianna Dargin (Iowa), six points from Whitney Landry (Iota) and five points from Riley James (Basile).
Lakedra Franklin led LC with seven points in the first frame.

RAGIN’ CAJUNS ROLL PAST LOYOLA, 98-56

LAFAYETTE – JaKeenan Gant posted his second consecutive 20-point game, scoring a career-high 23 points, and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns built a 25-point lead at halftime and defeated NAIA Loyola University of New Orleans, 98-56, in a non-conference game on Wednesday at the Cajundome.
Malik Marquetti and Johnathan Stove scored 13 points each while Jerekius Davis came off the bench to score a season-high 12 as Louisiana (7-2) built a 44-19 lead at halftime before shooting 21 of 32 (65.6 percent) in the second half to pull away.

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Hudspeth out at ULL

LAFAYETTE – Mark Hudspeth has been fired as Louisiana Ragin' Cajun head football coach after seven seasons.
Louisiana's 2017 season ended Saturday in a 63-14 loss to Appalachian State, leaving the Cajuns at 5-7, ensuring a third straight losing season.
Director of Athletics Dr. Bryan Maggard released a statement Sunday about the firing.
“I met with Coach Mark Hudspeth to discuss the future of our Football program, and I informed him of my decision to move the program in a different direction, relieving him of his head coaching duties.

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