|Paul Quinn (Texas) 0-16||20||16||36|
|Our Lady of the Lake (TX) 17-5||60||69||129|
|Feb. 6, 2015|
|San Antonio, TX|
|Paul Quinn (Texas)||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake (TX)|
|#11 Jaslyn Bradley - 15||Points||#52 Vasiliki Tarlas - 20|
|#20 Chynasia Gittens - 7||Rebounds||#52 Vasiliki Tarlas - 12|
|#10 Claudia Locke - 5||Assists||#23 Francesca Patrick - 9|
|Paul Quinn (Texas)||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake (TX)|
|28% (14 - 50)||Field Goals %||52.1% (49 - 94)|
|25% (5 - 20)||3 Point Field Goals %||45.9% (17 - 37)|
|60% (3 - 5)||Free Throws||56% (14 - 25)|
|0||2nd Chance Pts||28|
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 6, 2015) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball team logged its largest margin of victory after it crushed Paul Quinn College 129-36.
The win moves the Saints to 17-5 overall and 10-2 in the Red River Athletic Conference. Paul Quinn drops to 0-16.
The Saints, the No. 15 NAIA team, are one game behind league-leader No. 7 Langston University (20-1/11-1) and ½ a game behind No. 14 Wiley College (16-2/11-2) in the Red River. LSU-Shreveport (12-0/8-5) is three and a ½ games behind first place.
HISTORY: The Saints have never lost to Paul Quinn College in nine previous matchups. Their largest margin of victory prior to tonight was on Dec. 12, 2014, when the Saints won 104-36 in Dallas.
BASICS: The Lady Tigers suited up six players tonight, and two were able to score in double-digits. But they were no match for the Saints who overwhelmed them in every category. The Saints' leading scorer -- Courtney Bayliss (SR/Perth, Western Australia) -- took the day off while bench players controlled the game throughout.
LEAD CHANGES: The Saints took the first lead, and a 3-pointer from PQC's Jaslyn Bradley gave the team the 3-2 lead. A pair of free throws from Kim Munoz (JR/Mesa, Ariz.) gave the lead back to the Saints and the lead continued to grow through the end of the game. By the 14th minute, the Saints reached double-digits at 19-9, and they continued on a 14-0 run to lead 26-9. With the team leading 46-20, the Saints embarked on another 14-0 run to end the half leading 60-20.
The second half was no different for OLLU. Leading 68-25, the Saints took a 24-0 run to increase their lead to 92-25. By the eighth minute, the Saints reached the century mark to lead 101-28. They spent the last eight minutes of the game increasing their lead to 93 to close out the game with the 129-36 win.
THE STORY ON OFFENSE: Vasiliki Tarlas (JR/Halkida, Greece) led the Saints in scoring with 20 points including 9-of-16 from the field, one 3-pointer and one free throw. Whitney Sandmann (FR/Bentonville, Ark.) and Nelly Flores (JR/Pharr, Texas) each scored 18 points. Sandmann connected on 6-of-11 from the field, three 3-pointers and three free throws. Flores had 7-of-13 from the field, 2-of-3 3-pointers and 2-of-4 from the free-throw line. Julia Rendon (FR/San Antonio, Texas) and Dominique Pilkinton (JR/Porterville, Calif.) scored 14 points, while Mercedes Dobson (SR/West Sacramento, Calif.), Francesca Patrick (FR/Killeen, Texas) and Pearlrae Thomas (JR/San Antonio, Texas) scored 12 points each. Overall the team finished at 49-of-94 for 52 percent from the field, 17-of-37 from 3-point range for 46 percent and 14-of-25 from the charity stripe for 56 percent.
Paul Quinn's Jaslyn Bradley scored 15 points and teammate Kartora Criner added 13. Overall the team shot 14-of-50 from the field for 28 percent, 5-of-20 from 3-point range for 25 percent and 3-of-5 from the free-throw line for 60 percent.
MUCH NEEDED HELP: OLLU set a career record for the most assists in a single game – 32. Patrick led the way with nine, and Rendon added eight for the Saints. The Saints also added 15 steals, with Victoria Turner (SR/West Sacramento, Calif.) and Patrick each finishing with four. Tarlas added four blocks, and the team finished with five blocks total,
Paul Quinn's Claudia Locke recorded five assists, and overall the team finished with nine. They also had two steals and two blocks.
BATTLE OF THE BOARDS: The Saints overwhelmingly won the battle of the boards as they recorded 62, 30 on offense and 32 on defense. Tarlas led the way with 12, six on offense and six on defense. Nelly Flores added nine rebounds.
Paul Quinn finished with 24, 18 on offense. Chynasia Gittens led her team with seven rebounds.
NEGATIVES: The Saints committed five turnovers, while forcing 31. In addition, the Saints committed 10 personal fouls, while the Tigers committed 18.
COMMENTS FROM HEAD COACH CHRISTOPHER MINNER:
OLLU Saints Reporter D.J. Castro talked with Head Coach Christopher Minner after the game.
UP NEXT: The Saints will return to Mabee Gym on Saturday to host Texas College. The Saints have lost two games to Texas College – one in 2010 by the score of 79-68, and in 2011, 101-93. Earlier this season, the Saints beat the Steers 100-59.
Currently Texas College is 7-12 overall and 6-7 in the Red River. They are five and a ½ games behind the lead.