Feb. 21, 2004
Sophomore Kirby Killingsworth came off the bench to light up the scoreboard for 31 points as the Ladyjacks defeated Nicholls State, 93-71, Saturday night at the William R. Johnson Coliseum. The Ladyjacks are now 6-17 (.261) overall and 6-6 (.500) in Southland Conference play.
The Ladyjacks had one of their best offensive performances of the season shooting 32-for-58 (.552) from the floor and going 6-of-12 (.500) from beyond the arc. The Ladyjacks also forced NSU into 25 turnovers, 15 in the second half.
The Ladyjacks led by only six at halftime, 36-30, but opened the second half on a 22-10 run to take a 59-40 lead with 12:59 remaining on the clock. The Ladyjacks pushed their lead to as many as 27 points in the second as they cruised to the 22-point victory.
The big story of the game was the 31-point performance by Killingsworth. She finished the game 12-of-16 (.750) from the floor and went 6-of-9 (.667) from beyond the three-point arc. Killingsworth also got the job done in other areas, recording four steals, three rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
Sophomore LaToya Mills was limited to only 10 minutes due to early foul trouble, but she finished the game with 12 points and four rebounds. Classmate Kendria Smith added 11 points and two blocks.
Nicholls State was led by Marneshia Bryant who scored 19 points and pulled down a game-high seven rebounds.
The Ladyjacks return to action Thursday when they travel to Beaumont, Texas, to take on Lamar. The game against the Lady Cardinals is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., from the Montagne Center.