Benjamin, ULL hold off Troy, 63-59

LAFAYETTE — Ashley Benjamim scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette held off a late rally to defeat Troy 63-59 in women’s college basketball on Wednesday night at Earl K. Long Gym.

Brandi Schambough added 16 points for ULL (9-17, 3-14 Sun Belt), which led 60-51 with 1:12 left in the game.

Layups by Troy’s Jasmine Pitts cut the deficit to 60-57 with 31 seconds left and 62-59 with 16 seconds left. But ULL’s Kia Wilridge hit a free throw with 14 seconds left to seal the win.

Keke Veal added 10 points for the Ragin’ Cajuns, while Wilridge had seven points, six rebounds and five assists.

Joanna Harden scored 25 points to pace Troy (6-20, 3-14). Sarah McAppion added 15 points and 13 rebounds.

TEXAS-Arlington 82, UNO 57: In Arlington, Texas, Desherra Nwanguma scored 15 points and Texas-Arlington outscored the University of New Orleans 52-20 in the lane.

Jordan Holub scored 14 points, and Malaika Green added 11 for Texas-Arlington (6-19).

Keri Thomas scored 20 points to pace UNO (3-21).

Mirjam Sipos scored 12 points.

Yasmin Taylor had eight points and 10 rebounds.

WESTERN KENTUCKY 65, ULM 63: In Bowling Green, Ky., Louisiana-Monraoe junior Alexar Tugler missed a deep 3-point attempt at the buzzer as Western Kentucky survived a Warhawks rally.

The Lady Toppers (19-7, 12-5 Sun Belt) led 63-56 with just over two minutes remaining. Alexis Govan led Western Kentucky with 27.

Ashleigh Simmons paced ULM (7-19, 5-12) with 24 points and 17 rebounds.

Simmons was 8-of-11 from the field, 8-of-9 from the free-throw line, and scored 16 points in the second half to help the Warhawks rally from a 13-point halftime deficit.

LSU-EUNICE 71, DELGADO 49: Lida Politopoulou scored 32 points for LSU Eunice (7-16, 3-5 Miss-Lou).

Ciara Augillard scored 11 points to lead Delgado (12-13).

Men

LOUISIANA TECH 118, CENTRAL BAPTIST 48: In Ruston, Louisiana Tech had seven players score in double digits at the Thomas Assembly Center.

Raheem Appleby scored 15 to lead the Bulldogs (24-3). Kenyon McNeail and Isaiah Massey each added 12, while Stojan Gjuroski and Michale Kyser both scored 11. Gilbert Talbot and Cordarius Johnson each had 10 points; Talbot also had 11 rebounds.

Blake Hanney scored 23 points to lead Central Baptist, while Carl Corman had 12 rebounds and six blocked shots.