Babin sparks Nicholls State by SLU

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Southern's Yasmin Fuller (1) fights for the ball against Southeastern Louisiana's Elizabeth Styles (11) during the 1st half at the FG Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge Monday.    MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ RICHARD ALAN HANNON. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Southern's Yasmin Fuller (1) fights for the ball against Southeastern Louisiana's Elizabeth Styles (11) during the 1st half at the FG Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge Monday. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ RICHARD ALAN HANNON.

HAMMOND — Nicholls State guard KK Babin, a former St. Michael’s star, hit two deep 3-pointers down the stretch to key a game-closing 10-4 run to lift Nicholls State to a 71-65 win over Southeastern Louisiana in women’s college basketball at the University Center.

Southeastern (7-8, 0-4 Southland) had erased an 11-point deficit to tie the game before the Colonels’ run.

Alisha Allen led the Colonels (11-4, 3-1) with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Babin had 14 points and nine assists. LiAnn McCarthy added 15 points, and Jasmine Scott scored 13.

SLU’s Elizabeth Styles had 14 assists, and Brandi Simmons scored 15 points.

Houston Baptist 60, UNO 45: In New Orleans, Shanice Steenholdt scored 23 points and Houston Baptist took advantage of a poor shooting performance by the University of New Orleans.

Erin McGarrachan added 10 points and 10 rebounds for HBU (3-13).

Keri Thomas scored 15 points for the Lady Privateers (1-15). Mirjam Sipos added 13 points.

Mathilde Fogelstrom had 11 rebounds.

Mobile 80, Loyola 70: In Mobile, Ala., Molly Speed scored 25 points, and Mobile used an 11-0 run start the second half for a Southern States AtleticConference win.

Deonica McCormick added 20 points, 11 assists, five rebounds, four blocks and two steals for Mobile (9-8, 4-4).

Jasmine Brewer had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead the Wolf Pack (6-9, 4-4). Megen Berner had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

McNeese State 62, Sam Houston State 58: In Lake Charles, Ashlyn Baggett scored a career high 33 points to lead McNeese State to a Southland Conference win.

Baggett scored 23 in the first half for the Cowbirls (8-8, 3-2), and finished shooting 10-of-24 from the field, 6-of-10 from 3-point range, and 7-of-9 from the free-throw line.

Britni Martin scored 20 points to lead Sam Houston State (7-9, 3-1).

Central Arkansas 60, Northwestern State 44: In Conway, Ark., Central Arkansas’ Megan Herbert opened the game with her 2,000th career point and wrapped it up with 22 points to lead the Sugar Bears past Northwestern State in the Southland Conference.

UCA (11-4, 4-0) finished the game shooting 50 percent (22-for-44) from the field including 7-for-7 from Courtney Duever, who scored 19 points.

Jasmine Bradley led Northwestern State (5-0, 1-4) with 10 points and seven rebounds.

Middle Tennessee 66, ULM 48: In Monroe, Ebony Rowe had 32 points and nine rebounds to pace Middle Tennessee in the Sun Belt Conference.

Icelyn Elie added 15 points and 10 rebounds. for Middle Tennessee (11-5, 6-1).

Ashleigh Simmons led ULM (3-13, 1-6) with 15 points and 10 rebounds.