By Kevin Shannahan
Northwestern State University’s Prather Colosseum was the scene of an action packed day Saturday, Feb. 25. The NSU Demons squared off against the University of New Orleans Privateers before a large crowd of Demon fans with both the men’s and women’s teams emerging victorious. Both games were hard fought contests decided by a 1 and 2 point margins of victory.
The half time of the women’s game featured a program honoring NSU Lady Demon Basketball alumnae from as far back as the 1970’s as well as more recent players.
Another hard fought contest was happening off the court as three teams battled for gumbo supremacy. NSU’s own Sodexo, Mitchell Consulting and City Bank all fielded teams in the second annual Johnny Antoon Gumbo Cookoff. The popular fundraiser for the American Cancer Society featured chili last year and raised $700 for the Cancer Society. This year featured gumbo as the main event. The crowd sampled each team’s efforts and voted by putting tickets in the team’s jar.