|Jarvis Christian (Texas) 5-18, 4-14||18||34||52|
|Our Lady of the Lake (TX) 23-5, 16-2||51||27||78|
|Feb. 21, 2015|
|San Antonio, TX|
|Jarvis Christian (Texas)||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake (TX)|
|#23 Ashley Watson - 19||Points||#13 Courtney Bayliss - 17|
|#50 Ashley Williams - 8||Rebounds||#3 Mercedes Dobson - 6|
|#1 Porsche Gavin - 4||Assists||#14 Julia Rendon - 5|
|Jarvis Christian (Texas)||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake (TX)|
|36.1% (22 - 61)||Field Goals %||50.8% (32 - 63)|
|0% (0 - 11)||3 Point Field Goals %||40.7% (11 - 27)|
|50% (8 - 16)||Free Throws||20% (3 - 15)|
|9||2nd Chance Pts||13|
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 21, 2015) – Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) trounced Jarvis Christian College 78-52 in the Saints' last regular season home game in front of a packed Mabee Gymnasium. The win moves the Saints to 23-5 overall and 16-2 in the Red River Athletic Conference. The Saints are now in sole possession of first place – a full game ahead of Langston University (24-3/15-3) and Wiley College (21-3/15-3). Langston lost its game tonight to LSU-Shreveport 78-66, while Wiley defeated Huston-Tillotson University 99-70. Jarvis drops to 6-18 overall and 4-14 in the conference.
Saints reporter D.J. Castro talked with Head Coach Christopher Minner after the game.
HISTORY: The Saints beat Jarvis earlier this season 81-62.
BASICS: Tonight marked the last home game for seniors Courtney Bayliss (SR/Perth, Western Australia), Mercedes Dobson (SR/West Sacramento, Calif.) and Victoria Turner (SR/West Sacramento, Calif.). The three, along with Sonji Green (JR/Fresno, Calif.) and Taylor Hamilton (JR/Fairfield, Calif.), started tonight and led the team to a 51-18 first half. The bench contributed significantly accounting for 30 of the Saints 81 points.
LEAD CHANGES: The Saints never trailed in the game. The Bulldogs got as close as one point at the beginning of the first period, but the Saints pulled ahead after going on a 7-0 run to lead 10-2, and then a 9-0 run to lead 21-6. By the eight-minute mark, the Saints lead went to 20 and with two minutes left in the half, their lead increased to 30. In the second half, the Saints maintained a 30-plus lead through the 10-minute mark when Jarvis came to within 28 points at 63-35. The Saints retained their 30-plus lead with two minutes left in the game and they closed it out with the 78-52 win.
THE STORY ON OFFENSE: OLLU's Bayliss led the Saints with 17 points including 6-of-8 from the field, 4-of-6 from 3-point range and 1-of- 2 from the free-throw line. Dobson scored 11 points including 4-of-9 from the field and 3-of-7 from 3-point range. Both Green and Turner scored 10 points each. Overall, the Saints shot 51 percent from the field including 32-of-63, 41 percent from 3-point range including 11-of-27 and 20 percent from the free-throw line including 3-of-15.
Jarvis shot 36 percent from the field including 22-of-61, 0-of-11 from 3-point range and 8-of-16 from the charity stripe for 50 percent. Ashley Watson led her team in scoring with 19 points, and teammate Porshe Gavin scored 12 points.
MUCH NEEDED HELP: OLLU's Julia Rendon (FR/San Antonio, Texas) recorded five assists and three steals. Overall, the team finished with 20 assists and 10 steals.
Jarvis' Gavin contributed four assists, while teammate Jai'Lynn Said finished with three steals. Overall, the team had nine assists and six steals.
BATTLE OF THE BOARDS: The Saints' snuck by the Bulldogs in rebounding with 40 compared to 39 for Jarvis. OLLU had 27 on defense and 13 on offense, and Jarvis had 24 on defense and 15 on offense. Dobson led the way for OLLU with six boards. Jarvis' Ashley Williams finished with eight for her team.
NEGATIVES: The Saints committed 14 turnovers and 15 personal fouls while forcing 19 turnovers and 16 fouls.
UP NEXT: OLLU will play their last two games on the road. On Feb. 26, the Saints will play the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and on Feb. 28, they will play the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, N.M.
The Saints have never lost to the Lady Celts in seven previous matchups. Earlier this season, the Saints won 85-72.
The Saints lost one game to the Mustangs in 11 previous matchups. Their only loss came in 2010, when the Saints lost 80-68. Earlier this season, the Saints won 108-45.