By Kevin Shannahan
The Northwestern State University men’s and women’s’ basketball teams were in action against McNeese State Saturday, Jan 5th at NSU’s Prather Coliseum. The women’s team made an auspicious start to the evening’s doubleheader with a decisive 82 to 63 rout of the Lady Cowboys.
The men’s contest was a bit closer with the lead going back and forth until the Demons put the game firmly out of the Cowboy’s reach in an epic second half that kept the hometown crowd on its feet for much of the time.
A small but dedicated group of young women from the NSU Pom-Line tossed shirts to the crowd, led cheers and kept spirits high throughout both games. Nor did they give any foul shooting McNeese players a moment’s peace. Some of the Demon’s youngest fans were recognized at halftime at the Super1 Kid’s Game Ceremony. The youngsters were treated to pizza and other treats as they cheered the Demons to victory.
The Natchitoches Parish Public School system has proven to be a rich source of players for the Northwestern State University basketball team. Former NCHS Chief Brian White and Malik Metoyer, a former Lakeview Gator, contributed 18 points between them to the Demon’s score. It is a joy to see young men and women from our parish go on to success on the court and in the classroom. This season will be my final year photographing Malik in high school and college. He is well on his way to earning his degree. Brian White is a freshman starting his journey as a student-athlete at NSU. We are looking forward to seeing him on the stage receiving his diploma in a few years.
On the court, off the court and in their lives after college-Fork ‘Em Demons!