(Photos courtesy of Sue Lavey.)
HAWKINS, TEXAS and TYLER, TEXAS (Feb. 21-22, 2014) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball team won two conference games on the road this weekend. On Friday, the Saints defeated Jarvis Christian College 76-62 and on Saturday, the women beat Texas College 99-84.
The wins move the Saints to 13-2 in the Red River Athletic Conference and 23-3 overall, while Jarvis drops to 9-8 in conference and 13-8 overall. Texas College sinks to 2-15 in conference and 2-28 overall.
The Saints are one game behind league-leader Wiley College (14-1/25-2) and two games ahead of third-place Langston University (12-5/16-11). LSU-Shreveport (9-6/17-9) is five games behind, followed by Huston-Tillotson University (9-7/11-13), Jarvis, University of St. Thomas (7-9/14-14), Bacone College (4-12/8-16), Texas College, Southwest (1-15/3-19) and Paul Quinn College (3-17).
In the game against Jarvis, Nashae Owens (JR, Pearland, Texas) led the Saints in scoring with 14 points, including 3-of-11 from the field, 1-of-5 from 3-point range and 7-of-9 from the free-throw line. Chelsea Solis (SR, San Antonio, Texas) and Mercedes Dobson (JR, West Sacramento, Calif.) finished with 13 points each, while Ornela Bacchini (SR, Buenos Aires, Argentina) added 10 rebounds.
The Saints shot 32 percent from the field, 24 percent from 3-point range and 62 percent from the free-throw line.
Jarvis' Jasmine Troup scored 22 points, while teammates Dayana McGee scored 14 and Ricquel Butler added 12. The team shot 42 percent from the field, 22 percent from 3-point range and 52 percent from the free-throw line.
In the game against Texas College, Bacchini led the Saints in scoring with 17 points. She was followed by Courtney Bayliss (JR, Perth, Western Australia), who had 16. Owens and Rebecca Kolawole (JR, Rowlett, Texas) each added 15 points, while Dobson scored 10.
The Saints shot 43 percent from the field, 33 percent from three-point range and 68 percent from the free-throw line.
Texas' Shirley McGowan scored 48 points including 18-of-21 from the field and 12-of-14 from the free-throw line. She also added 16 rebounds. Teammate Renquia Davis scored 12 points.
Texas College shot 50 percent from the field, 23 percent from 3-point range and 73 percent from the free throw line.
The Saints will return to the road on Tuesday when they play Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla.