|Paul Quinn (Texas) 1-3||11||21||8||9||49|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 3-2||34||25||28||18||105|
|Dec. 4, 2015|
|San Antonio, TX|
|Paul Quinn (Texas)||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|#24 Te'Ana Washington - 15||Points||#24 Taylor Hamilton - 19|
|#3 Shecarrie Silas - 11||Rebounds||#52 Krystal Ochulo - 8|
|#24 Te'Ana Washington - 3||Assists||#24 Taylor Hamilton - 7|
|Paul Quinn (Texas)||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|46.8% (22 - 47)||Field Goals %||51.3% (40 - 78)|
|20% (2 - 10)||3 Point Field Goals %||44% (11 - 25)|
|27.3% (3 - 11)||Free Throws||66.7% (14 - 21)|
|2||2nd Chance Pts||17|
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (Dec. 4, 2015) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball team crushed Paul Quinn College (PQC) 105-49 in Mabee Gymnasium.
The win moves the Saints to 3-2 overall, while PQC drops to 1-3.
The Saints have never lost to the Tigers. In 10 previous matchups, the Saints biggest win against PQC was last season, when they won by 96 points (129-36).
There was not a whole lot of competition for the Saints from the start of the game. OLLU jumped to a 9-0 lead before the Tigers scored their first point – a free throw. Francesca Patrick (SO/Killeen, Texas) started a 9-0 run to put the Saints up 18-1. A 3-pointer from Whitney Sandmann (SO/Bentonville, Ark.) took the Saints to a 21-3 lead. Playing in her first game of the season, Gabriela Mendonca (SR/Brasilia, Brazil) sank a 3-pointer to give the Saints the 28-7 lead, and Taylor Hamilton (SR/Fairfield, Calif.)'s pair of free throws moved the Saints to 30-7. The first quarter ended with a field goal from PQC's Joydazia Norman and the Saints led 34-11.
The Tigers scored the second quarter's first six points to take the game to 34-17. Sonji Green (SR/Fresno, Calif.) scored the Saints first points of the quarter at the eighth minute to move ahead 36-17. From then, the Saints continued to dominate to lead by as much as 25 at 48-23. Hamilton closed out the second quarter with a free throw to give the Saints the 59-32 lead at the half. Julia Rendon (SO/San Antonio, Texas) led the Saints in scoring in the first half with 14.
Hamilton started the third quarter with a basket on an assist from Green. Green gave the Saints their biggest lead of the game at 37 with less than six minutes remaining in the third period. A 3-pointer from Sandmann took the Saints to 80-40, and a shot from Krystal Ochulo (FR/Dallas, Texas) gave the Saints the 83-40 lead. The period ended with a field goal from Chelsea Foster (JR/De Soto, Texas) and the Saints led 87-40. Hamilton took over as leading scorer for the Saints with 14, while PQC's Te'Ana Washington had 13 points.
Ochulo scored the first basket of the fourth quarter, and a field goal from Patrick moved the Saints to a 91-40 led. The Saints reached the century mark for the first time this season when Daniela Nopuente (SR/Daly City, Calif.) shot a field goal to give the Saints the 101-49 lead. Ariel Clay (SR/Fairfield, Calif.) and Nakia Page (JR/Bakersfield, Calif.) scored four more points to end the game giving the Saints the 105-49 win.
Hamilton led all scorers with 19 points making 7-of-9 from the field and 5-of-7 free throws. Rendon scored 17 points making 6-of-10 from the field including 5-of-8 from 3-point range. Sandmann finished with 15 points making 5-of-9 from the field including 5-of-7 from 3-point range. Both Green and Patrick scored 13 points. Hamilton set up her teammates seven times, while Patrick had five assists and Green had four. Patrick and Sandmann each had five steals.
PQC's Te'Ana Washington led her team with 15 points, while both Shecarrie Silas and Joydazia Norma scored 12 points each. Silas also had 11 rebounds.
Inside the box score
As a team, OLLU hit 51 percent of the shots from the field going 40-of-78 including 11-of-25 from 3-point range for 44 percent. The Saints sank 14-of-21 free throws for 67 percent.
PQC went 22-of-47 from the field for 47 percent including 2-of-10 from 3-point range for 20 percent. The Tigers shot 3-of-11 free throws for 27 percent.
OLLU won the rebound battle with 39 boards – 20 on defense and 19 on offense. The Tigers recorded 34 boards – 24 on defense and 10 on offense. The Saints forced 37 turnovers and turned the ball over 11 times.
A word from Head Coach Christopher Minner
The Saints will travel to Kingsville on Saturday, Dec. 5 to play Texas A&M University – Kingsville at 7 p.m.