|Our Lady of the Lake (TX) 12-4/6-1||38||43||81|
|Jarvis Christian (Texas) 2-10/1-6||37||25||62|
|Jan. 17, 2015|
|Our Lady of the Lake (TX)||Indv. Leaders||Jarvis Christian (Texas)|
|#13 Courtney Bayliss - 19||Points||#23 Ashley Watson - 21|
|#13 Courtney Bayliss - 14||Rebounds||#1 Porsche Gavin - 9|
|#22 Jessika Montalvo - 4||Assists||#1 Porsche Gavin - 3|
|Our Lady of the Lake (TX)||Team Statistics||Jarvis Christian (Texas)|
|40.3% (31 - 77)||Field Goals %||37.5% (24 - 64)|
|20.6% (7 - 34)||3 Point Field Goals %||21.4% (3 - 14)|
|63.2% (12 - 19)||Free Throws||64.7% (11 - 17)|
|0||2nd Chance Pts||0|
HAWKINS, TEXAS (Jan. 17, 2015) – Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) completed its North Texas road trip with an 81-62 win over Jarvis Christian College. The Saints move to 6-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference and 12-4 overall, while Jarvis dropped to 2-10 overall and 1-6 in conference. The Saints improve to one game behind first-place Langston University (15-0/7-0) and one-and-a-half games ahead of Wiley College (9-2/4-2).
Head Coach Christopher Minner commented: "It was not our best game, but it was a win. We played better in the second half defensively. It's always good to win on the road."
HISTORY: In 11 previous matchups, the Saints have won nine against Jarvis. The Saints lost their first two games against Jarvis and won the last nine.
BASICS: The Saints led by one point in the half, but Jarvis played a better game. They kept the Saints to 34 percent shooting from the field and allowed the NAIA's eighth leading 3-point shooting team to 17 percent from 3-point range. Conversely, the Lady Bulldogs shot 41 percent from the field, including 33 percent from 3-point range. But halftime proved to be a catalyst for OLLU. The team came back to hold the Lady Bulldogs to 25 points, while scoring 43 in the second period.
LEAD CHANGES: Play-by-play stats were not made available to determine lead changes.
THE STORY ON OFFENSE: After an epic 3-point shooting performance last night from OLLU's Courtney Bayliss (SR/Perth, Western Australia), this evening, she took seven shots from 3-point range and made none; however, she led the team in scoring with 19 points, nine from the field and one free throw. Jessika Montalvo (JR/Naples, Fla.) followed with 17 points, including 6-of-11 from the field, 1-of-6 from 3-point range and 4-of-7 from the charity stripe. Sonji Green (JR/Fresno, Calif.) added 11 points, including 5-of-10 from the field and one free throw. Overall the Saints shot 40 percent from the field, 21 percent from 3-point range and 63 percent from the free-throw line.
Jarvis' Ashley Watson led her team in scoring with 21 points. Jasmine Dumas followed with 13, Porsche Gavin added 12 and Jai'Lynn Said finished with 10. The team shot 37 percent from the field, 21 percent from 3-point range and 65 percent from the charity stripe.
MUCH NEEDED HELP: Montalvo tallied four assists and three steals for the Saints. Overall, the Saints had 12 assists, 11 steals and four blocks.
Jarvis' Gavin finished with three assists and three steals. Overall, the team totaled seven assists and seven steals.
BATTLE OF THE BOARDS: OLLU won the battle with 45 boards, 30 on defense. Bayliss and Green both finished with double doubles with their 14 and 11 total rebounds respectively.
Jarvis' Gavin tallied nine rebounds, and the team finished with 31, 21 on defense.
NEGATIVES: OLLU committed 10 turnovers and 23 fouls, while Jarvis committed 17 turnovers and 19 fouls.
UP NEXT: The Saints will play their next three conference games at home. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Saints will host Huston-Tillotson University (HTU) (4-10/3-3), and on Friday, Jan. 23, the Saints will host the University of St. Thomas (7-9/3-4). The following day, the Saints will host the University of the Southwest (2-15/1-6).
The Saints are 11-1 against HTU – their first loss to the Lady Rams came during the postseason last year, when the Saints lost 58-70. The Saints are 6-0 against St. Thomas and 9-1 against Southwest.