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Warhawks Set for Education Game vs. Louisiana Christian

MONROE, Louisiana – ULM plays its 2021-2022 home opener at 11:30 am Tuesday with its annual Take Flight for Education match against Louisiana Christian at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum. The Warhawks are 0-2 after Saturday’s 77-60 loss to Southern Miss, while the Wildcats are 3-1 in their first year as an NAIA affiliate after the victory from 71-56 Friday to Centenary.


Second year student Kyren Whittington punctuated the Warhawks in the first two games of the season. Whittington, who missed the last 14 games of the 2020-21 season with injury, scored 17 points with four rebounds and one steal on Saturday at Southern Miss. She led the team to score in the season opener at Grambling on November 9 with 16 points, three assists and two steals.

True first year guard / striker Amaya Ford impressed in his first two college games. Ford capitalized on his first career debut posting his first double-double, recording career highs with 15 points and 10 rebounds at USM. She also led the team with three interceptions against the Lady Eagles. Ford had 13 points and four rebounds on his college debut at Grambling on November 9.

Fifth-year senior winger Kierra Crockett hit the double for the first time in 2021-22 with 10 points on Saturday at USM. She added three rebounds and two interceptions against the Lady Eagles. It was the sixth time Crockett had scored in double digits in his microlight career.

Elementary students will fill the stands for Tuesday’s game for the Take Flight for Education game. After missing the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 protocols, the annual event returns in 2021-22. In the last two Take Flight for Education games, ULM defeated Millsaps, 64-56, in a season opener show in 2019-20 and the Warhawks outscored LSU-Alexandria, 93-62, in 2018-19 .

Louisiana Christian, formerly known as Louisiana College, enters Tuesday’s game 3-1 of the season with wins over Langston, Life University and Centenary. This is LCU’s first season as a member of the NAIA.

The Wildcats are led by Kieyoomia Benally. She averages 14.0 points per game. The junior 5-6 from Farmington, New Mexico, scored in double digits in all four games, picking up 19 points against Life on November 6. She shoots 42.3% at 3 points and connected on at least three 3-pointers in three of the four contests, including a 3-on-3 performance at the Centenary on Friday.

Miya McKinney is averaging 9.3 points and a team record 5.5 rebounds per game. She had a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double against Life on November 6.

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