|Texas College 1-8, 0-6||6||4||12||6||28|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 14-2, 6-0||23||15||21||15||74|
|Jan. 16, 2016|
|San Antonio, TX|
|Texas College||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|#15 Linet Juma - 7||Points||#24 Taylor Hamilton - 14|
|#42 Ariel Chandler - 6||Rebounds||#12 Sonji Green - 5|
|4 Players - 1||Assists||#24 Taylor Hamilton - 5|
|Texas College||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|27.3% (9 - 33)||Field Goals %||37.3% (25 - 67)|
|40% (2 - 5)||3 Point Field Goals %||33.3% (9 - 27)|
|42.1% (8 - 19)||Free Throws||71.4% (15 - 21)|
|7||2nd Chance Pts||14|
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (Jan. 16, 2016) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball team allowed the fewest points scored by a Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) opponent in team history. The 74-28 win over Texas College moves the Saints to 6-0 in the conference and 14-2 overall, while the Steers drop to 0-6 in conference and 1-8 overall.
The Saints' current record of 14 consecutive wins is second to 18-0 Columbia.
|Comments from Head Coach Christopher Minner|
The NAIA's No. 4 Saints have competed against Texas College 12 previous times and have won 10. Tonight's 46-point win is the second largest margin of victory over the Steers – in 2012 and 2014, the Saints won by 50 points. Last season, the Saints won 100-59 and 93-53 against Texas College.
The Saints sank six 3-pointers in the first quarter led by two from Alyssa Ward (JR/Palmeto, Fla.) and Whitney Sandmann (SO/Bentonville, Ark.). Additional threes from Taylor Hamilton (SR/Fairfield, Calif.) and baskets from Julia Rendon (SO/San Antonio, Texas) and Sonji Green (SR/Fresno, Calif.) gave the Saints an overwhelming 23-6 lead. The Steers were kept from putting their first points of the game until more than five minutes had passed the start of the clock despite having eight chances.
In the second quarter, Hamilton added three more points to move to 10 for the game. The Steers got the game to under 20 once at 26-8, but the Saints kept pushing forward to jump to a half-time lead of 28 at 38-10. Texas College's 10 points marked the fewest scored by an opponent in a half.
In the third quarter, Hamilton scored two more baskets before returning to the bench for the remainder of the game with 14 total. The Steers went on their biggest run of the game scoring six consecutive points to move the game to 55-21. Daniela Nopuente (SR/Daly City, Calif.) led the Saints in continuing to dominate with a total of seven points scored. The period ended with the Saints leading 59-22.
Shameka Brown (FR/San Antonio, Texas) kept the Saints in safe distance in the final period as she tallied six points. The Saints limited the Steers to six points, while scoring 15 to end the game with the 74-28 win.
The Saints' bench scored 41 points, led by Whitney Sandmann and Daniela Nopuente with nine points each, and Shameka Brown with eight. Taylor Hamilton led the team with 14 points. Sonji Green controlled the boards for the Saints with five rebounds, followed by four from Sandmann and Ariel Clay (SR/Fairfield, Calif.). Hamilton added five assists and two steals, while Alyssa Ward and Brianna Williams (JR/De Soto, Texas) recorded three assists each. Julia Rendon and Ward ended with four steals each.
No Steers scored in double digits. The team was led by Linet Juma with seven points. Ariel Chandler added six rebounds, while both Shantel Jones and Ariel Wright recorded two steals each.
Inside the box
The Saints hit 37 percent from the field going 25-of-67 and 9-of-27 from 3-point range for 33 percent. They sank 15-of-21 from the charity stripe for 71 percent.
Texas College went 9-of-33 from the field for 27 percent including 2-of-5 from 3-point range for 40 percent. They made 8-of-19 from the free-throw line for 42 percent.
The Saints won the battle of the boards with 40 rebounds, 23 on defense and 17 on offense. The Steers had 36 rebounds, 29 on defense and 7 on offense.
OLLU forced 37 turnovers and committed 20 fouls, while the Steers forced just 12 turnovers and committed 17 fouls.
The Saints will travel to Austin on Tuesday, Jan. 19, for a conference game against Huston-Tillotson University at 5:30 p.m. The Rams are currently in third place in the Red River trailing the Saints by two games. They are 8-4 overall and 4-2 in conference. The game will be livestreamed on the Saints Network.