|Texas College 7-13, 6-8||27||26||53|
|Our Lady of the Lake (TX) 18-5, 11-2||48||45||93|
|Feb. 7, 2015|
|San Antonio, TX|
|Texas College||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake (TX)|
|#15 Tarneshia Burns - 20||Points||#13 Courtney Bayliss - 24|
|#00 Shantel Jones - 13||Rebounds||#40 Pearlrae Thomas - 10|
|#15 Tarneshia Burns - 4||Assists||#22 Jessika Montalvo - 7|
|Texas College||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake (TX)|
|27.9% (17 - 61)||Field Goals %||45.5% (35 - 77)|
|0% (0 - 6)||3 Point Field Goals %||34.3% (12 - 35)|
|67.9% (19 - 28)||Free Throws||52.4% (11 - 21)|
|4||2nd Chance Pts||18|
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 7, 2015) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball team pushed through an easy 93-53 win over Texas College (TC).
The Saints move to 18-5 overall and 11-2 in the Red River Athletic Conference, while the Lady Steers drop to 7-13 overall and 6-8 in conference. The Saints – the No. 15 team in the NAIA – remain one game behind league-leader Langston University (21-1/12-1) – the NAIA's No. 7 team – and ½ a game behind No. 14 Wiley College (17-2/12-2).
HISTORY: 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.
BASICS: The Saints established their dominance at tipoff with a 13-0 run. After five minutes had passed, the Steers finally put their first points on the board, but they were only able to add two more points before the Saints reached 21 points. By the end of the half, the Saints led 48-27. In the second half, the Steers scored 26 points, while the Saints added 45 more to win by 40 points.
LEAD CHANGES: Texas College never led. The Saints' largest lead was 45 points in the second half at the eight-minute mark.
THE STORY ON OFFENSE: OLLU's Courtney Bayliss (SR/Perth, Western Australia) was the game's leading scorer with 24 points including 8-of-17 from the field, 6-of-13 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 free throws. Sonji Green (JR/Fresno, Calif.) scored 12 points, including 6-of-6 from the field. Victoria Turner (SR/West Sacramento, Calif.) added 11 points, including 5-of-9 from the field and 1-of-3 from 3-point range. Jessika Montalvo (JR/Naples, Fla.) scored 10 points, including 3-of-7 from the field, 1-of-3 from 3-point range and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe. Overall, the team made 35-of-77 from the field for 45 percent, 12-of-35 from 3-point range for 34 percent, and 11-of-21 from the charity stripe.
Texas College's Tarneshia Burns scored 20 points, and teammate Jenee Stevenson added 15. Overall the team shot 17-of-61 from the field for 28 percent and 19-of-28 from the free-throw line for 68 percent.
MUCH NEEDED HELP: OLLU's Montalvo turned in seven assists. Taylor Hamilton (JR/Fairfield, Calif.) had five assists and four steals. Overall, the team finished with 24 assists, six blocks and 19 steals.
TC's Burns had four assists and three steals. Overall the team finished with nine assists, five blocks and 13 steals.
BATTLE OF THE BOARDS: OLLU logged 58 rebounds, 37 on defense and 21 on offense. Pearlrae Thomas (JR/San Antonio, Texas) led the Saints with 10 boards, five each on offense and defense.
Texas College registered 38 rebounds, 24 on defense and 14 on offense. Shantel Jones led the team with 13 boards, eight on defense and five on offense.
NEGATIVES: The Saints forced 32 turnovers, while committing 26. They committed 22 fouls, while Texas College had 18.
COMMENTS FROM HEAD COACH CHRISTOPHER MINNER:
Saints Reporter D.J. Castro talked with Head Coach Christopher Minner after the game.
UP NEXT: The Saints will have their toughest game up next when they face Langston University in Langston, Okla. on Friday, Feb. 13. The Saints have won four and lost nine games to the Lady Lions. Most recently, the Saints lost to the nationally ranked team at home by the score of 91-86.