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2014–15 Lamar Lady Cardinals basketball team

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The 2014–15 Lamar Lady Cardinals basketball team represented Lamar University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Cardinals, led by second year head coach Robin Harmony,[4] played their home games at the Montagne Center and are members of the Southland Conference.

2014–15 Lamar Lady Cardinals basketball
Lamar Cardinals wordmark.svg
ConferenceSouthland Conference
2014–15 record17–13 (14–4 Southland)
Head coachRobin Harmony (2nd season)
Assistant coachRandy Schneider[1][2] (2nd season)
Assistant coachCandace Walker[1] (2nd season)
Assistant coachLejon Wright Sr.[3]
Assistant coachAlice Robinson, Student Assistant
Home arenaMontagne Center
(Capacity: 10,080)
Seasons
2014–15 Southland Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Stephen F. Austin*** 16 2   .889     23 8   .742
Lamar 14 4   .778     17 13   .567
Nicholls State 13 5   .722     17 13   .567
Texas A&M-CC 12 6   .667     16 14   .533
McNeese State 11 7   .611     18 14   .563
Northwestern State 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Central Arkansas 10 8   .556     17 14   .548
Abilene Christian* 9 9   .500     17 12   .586
Houston Baptist 6 12   .333     15 18   .455
New Orleans** 6 12   .333     8 19   .296
Sam Houston State 5 13   .278     6 22   .214
SE Louisiana 3 15   .167     7 22   .241
Incarnate Word* 2 16   .111     5 24   .172
2015 Southland Tournament winner
As of March 21, 2015
*ineligible for postseason play due to Div. I transition
**Facing level 2 sanctions due to APR penalties
***Southland Tournament #1 seed; Rankings from AP Poll

Two Lady Cardinals were recognized by the Southland Conference at the conclusion of the regular season. JaMeisha Edwards was named to both the conference All-Defense team and the All-Southland Conference, 1st team. Dominique Edwards was named to the All-Southland Conference, 3rd team.[5]

Off seasonEdit

Randy Schneider was promoted to Associate Head Coach on August 4.[2] Lejon Wright joined the Lady Cardinals staff as an assistant coach.[3]

On October 20, 2014, it was announced that senior guard Jameisha Edwards will not play for the Cardinals due to a career ending injury.[6] On December 2, 2014, following medical reevaluation and a compromised participation plan, Jameisha Edwards was cleared to return to the team.[7]

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Year Hometown Notes
Departures
Chantelle Brockett 3 Center 6' 1" Senior Geelong Australia Graduated.
Dominique Edwards 25 Forward 5' 11" Senior Grand Prairie, TX Graduated.
Alice Robinson 24 Forward 5' 10" Senior Bossier City, LA Graduated.
Gia Ayers 1 Guard 5' 7" Senior Bryan, TX Graduated.
Francesca Bellatin 10 Forward 6'5" Senior Lima Peru Completed Eligibility.

Class of 2014 transfers and high school recruitsEdit

Name Pos. Height Year Hometown High School/Junior College
Transfers
Addesha Collins Guard 5' 3" Junior Anniston, AL Tallahassee CC
April Levy Guard 5' 6" Junior Jackson, MS Southwest Mississippi CC
Teleshia Riley Wing 5' 10" Sophomore Brampton, Ontario, Canada Tallahassee CC
High School Recruits
Baileigh O'Dell Guard 5' 6" Freshman Verdigris, OK Verdigris High School
Samantha Morgan Guard 5' 10" Freshman Miami, FL Miami Beach High School
Marquelle Williams Forward 6' 0" Freshman Toledo, OH Rogers High School
Leah Smith Forward 5' 11" Freshman Fort Lauderdale, FL Coral Springs Charter High School
Laka Blache Forward 6' 1" Freshman Memphis, TN Whitehaven High School

2014 Transfers and High School Recruits:[8][9]


RosterEdit

2014–15 Lamar Lady Cardinals women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
F 15 Caroline Adesulu 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Sr Mansfield Legacy HS Arlington, Texas
F 35 Laka Blache 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Whitehaven Memphis, Tenn.
33 Kiandra Bowers 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) So Dwyer HS West Palm Beach, Fla.
G 1 Addesha Collins 5 ft 3 in (1.6 m) Jr Saks HS Anniston, Ala.
F 24 Bethany Cox 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) So Norman HS Glenpool, Okla.
F 25 Dominique Edwards 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) GS S. Grand Prairie HS Grand Prairie, Texas
G 20 JaMeisha Edwards 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Jr Crockett HS Crockett, Texas
G 14 April Levy 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Jr Callaway HS Jackson, Miss.
G 4 Joann Lira 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) So Clear Springs HS Houston, Texas
G 32 Shauna Long 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Sr Standing Rock Central HS Fort Yates, N.D.
2 Sam Morgan 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Fr Miami Beach HS Miami Beach, Fla.
G 5 Baileigh O'Dell 5 ft 3 in (1.6 m) Fr Verdigris HS Claremore, Okla.
G 13 Teleshia Riley 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) So St. Edmond Campion Secondary Brampton, Ontario
45 Lejha Smith 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Fr Coral Springs Charter School Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
F/C 3 Marquelle Williams 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr Rogers HS Toledo, Ohio
Head coach

Robin Harmony

Assistant coach(es)

Randy Schneider
Candace Walker
Lejon Wright Sr.


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2014-12-02

[10]

ScheduleEdit

[11]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Out of Conference Schedule
11/14/2014*
7:00 pm, BRSN
Louisiana-Lafayette L 55–75  0–1
 20  Edwards, D   8  Blache   2  Three players  Montagne Center (894)
Beaumont, TX
11/17/2014*
7:00 PM
Tulsa L 69–73  0–2
 25  O'Dell   10  Edwards, D   4  Cox, Edwards, D  Reynolds Center (896)
Tulsa, OK
11/18/2014*
7:00 PM
at Oklahoma L 73–100  0–3
 24  Edwards, D   13  Edwards, D   4  O'Dell  Lloyd Noble Center (4,201)
Norman, OK
11/23/2014*
2:00 PM, BRSN
UTSA L 40–72  0–4
 8  Long   8  Bowers   2  O'Dell  Montagne Center (630)
Beaumont, TX
11/25/2014*
7:00 PM
at Texas State L 72–79  0–5
 18  O'Dell   9  Bowers   3  O'Dell  Strahan Coliseum (986)
San Marcos, TX
11/29/2014*
4:00 pm, BRSN
St. Thomas W 67–35  1–5
 13  Collins   8  Adesulu   5  O'Dell  Montagne Center (594)
Beaumont, TX
12/02/2014*
7:00 PM, BRSN
Huston-Tillotson W 95–47  2–5
 13  Adesulu   12  Bowers   5  Collins  Montagne Center (685)
Beaumont, TX
12/11/2014*
7:00 pm
at TCU L 68–72  2–6
 18  Edwards, D   10  Edwards, D   4  Edwards, J  University Recreation Center[12] (1,332)
Fort Worth, TX
12/14/2014*
3:00 pm
at Wright State L 61–82  2–7
 17  Edwards, D   10  Edwards, D   3  Edwards, D
Bowers
 
Nutter Center (583)
Dayton, OH
12/16/2014*
6:00 pm
at Ohio Valley University W 93–42  3–7
 16  Bowers   9  Edwards, D   6  Long  Snyder Activity Center (95)
Vienna, WV
12/28/2014*
2:00 PM
at Rice L 63–97  3–8
 19  Edwards, J   5  Bowers   4  Edwards, J  Tudor Fieldhouse (340)
Houston, TX
Southland Conference Schedule
01/03/2015
4:00 pm, BRSN
Nicholls State W 69–62  4–8
(1–0)
 20  Edwards, J   8  Smith   7  Edwards, J  Montagne Center (744)
Beaumont, TX
01/05/2015
5:00 PM
at New Orleans W 64–54  5–8
(2–0)
 17  Edwards, J   9  Edwards, D   4  Collins  Lakefront Arena (309)
New Orleans, LA
01/08/2015
7:00 pm
at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi L 51–56  5–9
(2–1)
 10  Edwards, D   8  Adesulu   3  O'Dell  American Bank Center (565)
Corpus Christi, TX
01/13/2015
7:00 pm, BRSN
Central Arkansas W 82–46  6–9
(3–1)
 24  Edwards, J   10  Edwards, D   2  6 players  Montagne Center (708)
Beaumont, TX
01/15/2015
7:00 pm, BRSN
Southeastern Louisiana W 83–60  7–9
(4–1)
 18  O'Dell   11  Edwards, D   4  Collins  Montagne Center (661)
Beaumont, TX
01/17/2015
1:00 pm
at Northwestern State W 82–72  8–9
(5–1)
 19  Long   10  Edwards, D   6  Edwards, J  Prather Coliseum (773)
Natchitoches, LA
01/22/2015
7:00 pm, BRSN
Stephen F. Austin L 54–59  8–10
(5–2)
 17  Edwards, J   11  Edwards, D   4  Edwards, D  Montagne Center (962)
Beaumont, TX
01/24/2015
4:00 PM
at Houston Baptist W 80–64  9–10
(6–2)
 21  Edwards, J   11  Edwards, D   6  Edwards, J  Sharp Gymnasium (722)
Houston, TX
01/29/2015
6:30 pm
at Sam Houston State W 87–68  10–10
(7–2)
 22  Edwards, J   7  Bowers   7  Collins  Bernard Johnson Coliseum (851)
Huntsville, TX
01/31/2015
4:00 PM, BRSN
Abilene Christian W 76–72  11–10
(8–2)
 20  O'Dell   14  Edwards, D   5  O'Dell  Montagne Center (943)
Beaumont, TX
02/05/2015
7:00 pm
at Abilene Christian W 73–58  12–10
(9–2)
 29  Edwards, J   10  Edwards, D   3  Edwards, J; Bowers  Moody Coliseum (675)
Abilene, TX
02/07/2015
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Incarnate Word W 67–45  13–10
(10–2)
 20  Bowers   10  Edwards, D   5  O'Dell  McDermott Center (404)
San Antonio, TX
02/12/2015
7:00 pm, BRSN
Houston Baptist W 79–62  14–10
(11–2)
 26  Edwards, J   12  Bowers   4  Edwards, D; Collins  Montagne Center (765)
Beaumont, TX
02/19/2015
7:00 pm
at Stephen F. Austin L 60–71  14–11
(11–3)
 20  Collins   15  Edwards, D   4  Collins  William R. Johnson Coliseum (379)
Nacogdoches, TX
02/21/2015
4:00 pm, BRSN
McNeese State
Battle of the Border
W 75–67  15–11
(12–3)
 22  Edwards, J   13  Edwards, D   6  Edwards, D  Montagne Center (997)
Beaumont, TX
02/26/2015
7:00 pm
at McNeese State
Battle of the Border
L 77–98  15–12
(12–4)
 23  O'Dell   6  Edwards, D   5  Edwards, D; Edwards, J  Burton Coliseum (1,002)
Lake Charles, LA
02/28/2015
4:00 pm, BRSN
Incarnate Word W 81–64  16–12
(13–4)
 35  Edwards, J   10  Bowers   8  O'Dell  Montagne Center (842)
Beaumont, TX
03/05/2015
5:30 pm, BRSN
Sam Houston State W 92–73  17–12
(14–4)
 24  Collins   15  Edwards, D   6  O'Dell  Montagne Center (890)
Beaumont, TX
Southland Conference Tournament
03/14/2015
3:30 pm, ESPN3
vs. Northwestern State L 64–70 OT 17–13
 16  Bowers   12  Bowers   5  Collins; O'Dell  Merrell Center (1,596)
Katy, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "LU women's basketball coaches hires Fla. assistants". Beaumont Enterprise. Retrieved 2013-06-13.
  2. ^ a b "Randy Schneider earns promotion". Lamar Athletics. August 4, 2014. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Wright named assistant women's hoops coach". Lamar Athletics. June 5, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Lamar hires Tidwell's successor". Beaumont Enterprise. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  5. ^ "JAMEISHA EDWARDS NAMED FIRST-TEAM ALL-SLC". Lamar University Department of Athletics. March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "Injury Ends JaMeisha Edwards' Career". Lamar Athletics. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Jameisha Edwards Returns to Lady Cards". Lamar University Department of Athletics. December 2, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "Women's hoops signs 3 transfers". Lamar Athletics. April 16, 2014. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  9. ^ "WOMEN'S HOOPS LANDS 5 RECRUITS". Lamar Athletics. November 13, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  10. ^ "JaMeisha Edwards returns to Lady Cards". Lamar University Athletics. December 2, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014. Lamar University women’s basketball coach Robin Harmony announced that junior guard JaMeisha Edwards is returning to the team in time for tonight’s non-conference game against Huston-Tillotson.
  11. ^ "Women's Basketball 2014-2015 Schedule". Lamar Athletics. Retrieved 2014-09-15.
  12. ^ "Women's Basketball Announces Schedule". TCU Women's Basketball. Retrieved December 8, 2014.