By Taylor Lockard
The Louisiana Bulldogs lost to the Bowling Green Bobcats at a Pink Out home game on Tuesday, Dec. 11 by the final score of 67-37.
Louisiana scored nine points in the first quarter and seven points in the second, entering halftime behind Bowling Green, 36-16.
The Bulldogs jumped up their offense in the third quarter by scoring 15 points, but then fell back to only scoring six points in the final quarter.
Derek Richards, one of Louisiana’s star players, was injured in the first quarter with under two minutes to go and was out of the game for the rest of the night. He will be unable to play for the rest of the season.
However, Head Coach Matt Smith said that even after Richards was out, “I really think our young guys did a pretty decent job of playing hard,” later adding, “I thought we played very well for stretches, so those will build confidence with our young guys.” When it comes to what the Bulldogs need to work on, Smith said that the team struggles with primarily two things: ball turnover and defensive rebounding, which is what they will be working on in the future.
Remington Feldwerth scored 11 points, three rebounds, one steal, and one block; Tramaine Chatman scored nine points, two rebounds, and one assist; Mason Washington scored six points, four rebounds, one assist, and two steals; Ryan Capps scored six points, one rebound, and one block; Derek Richards scored three points, two rebounds, and one assist; and Angel Ulloa scored two points, three rebounds, five assists, and one steal.
The Pink Out game ended up raising about $500, which was donated to the Home Health and Hospice Foundation in order to assist local families fighting cancer.