Lady Toppers improve to 2-0 in Sun Belt

Tyler Lashbrook

The WKU Lady Toppers bounced back from their first loss of the season against Illinois State with a 65-57 win over Louisiana-Monroe.

The win puts the Lady Tops to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in the Sun Belt Conference.

To say the WKU Lady Toppers are undersized would be an understatement, but that doesn’t stop them from giving 110%.

The Lady Toppers, under first year head coach Michelle Clark-Heard, are extremely scrappy and that showed in tonight’s Sun Belt Conference matchup against Louisiana-Monroe.

The Tops came out in a 1-2-2 half court trapping defense and stayed with it through the game’s entirety.

That pressing, trapping defense gave ULM a handful of problems from the get go.

The Warhawks turned the ball over 23 times and scored just 26 points in the first half. ULM ended the game with a 36 turnovers.

But WKU’s offensive deficiencies allowed ULM to stay within striking distance the whole game.

The Lady Tops shot just 23 of 69 from the field for a 33.3% clip and gave the ball away 21 times.

With a 61 to 55 lead and 1:21 left on the clock, junior guard, Chaney Means stepped to the free throw line and knocked down two clutch free throws to give the Tops an eight point lead.

She returned to the line with 55 seconds left and knocked down another pair of free throws, this time giving WKU a 10 point lead which sealed the victory.

The Lady Toppers will head to Troy, Alabama on Saturday to take on the Trojans.  WKU will look to improve to 3 and 0 in the Sun Belt Conference.