|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||22||19||20||17||78|
|Feb. 13, 2016|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Indv. Leaders||Texas College|
|#22 Daniela Nopuente - 17||Points||#33 Italy Walker-Norris - 10|
|3 Players - 5||Rebounds||#33 Italy Walker-Norris - 13|
|#24 Taylor Hamilton - 4||Assists||#15 Linet Juma - 2|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Team Statistics||Texas College|
|35.5% (27 - 76)||Field Goals %||24% (12 - 50)|
|25% (9 - 36)||3 Point Field Goals %||10% (1 - 10)|
|55.6% (15 - 27)||Free Throws||70.8% (17 - 24)|
|6||2nd Chance Pts||7|
TYLER, TEXAS (Feb. 13, 2016) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball team defeated Texas College 78-42 Saturday night.
The NAIA's No. 1- ranked Saints have now won their 22nd consecutive game to move to 22-2 overall and 13-0 in the Red River Athletic Conference, while Texas College drops to 3-14 overall and 1-12 in conference.
Head Coach Christopher Minner said, "We had a great balance on offense. I really liked the sustained effort from start to finish. This was a tough road trip with the travel, so to win two games is nice. We just need to keep improving but our bench is getting better and better. "
The Saints have faced the Steers 13 times and have won 11. Earlier this season, the Saints defeated Texas College 74-28.
Julia Rendon (SO/San Antonio, Texas) started the game with a 3-pointer, and baskets from LaQeisha Brown (JR/San Antonio, Texas), Taylor Hamilton (SR/Fairfield, Calif.) and Alyssa Ward (JR/Palmeto, Fla.) pushed the Saints to a 13-0 lead. At the 5:36 mark, Texas College was finally able to sink its first basket, a three from Tatiana Hames. The Saints closed out the quarter with a 22-7 lead.
The Saints continued to dominate in the second quarter, taking a 20-plus lead at the six-minute marker. The Steers scored six straight points to move the game to 28-13, but their burst of energy did not last as the Saints continued to climb to end the half with a 41-20 lead.
The Saints reached a 30-plus lead at the six-minute slot to move the game to 51-20. In the final period, the Saints kept up their momentum to win 78-42.
OLLU's Daniela Nopuente (SR/Daly City, Calif.) led the way for the Saints as she scored 17 points, 6-of-12 from the field, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range. Ariel Clay (SR/Fairfield, Calif.) scored 14 points, 5-of-14 from the field, 1-of-7 from 3-point range and 3-of-5 from the charity stripe. Alyssa Ward scored 12 points. Sonji Green (SR/Fresno, Calif.) had five rebounds, three blocks and two steals. LaQeisha Brown and Shameka Brown (FR/San Antonio, Texas) also had five rebounds each. Taylor Hamilton added four assists and four steals.
Texas College's Italy Walker-Norris led her team with 10 points, while teammate Linet Juma scored seven. Walker-Norris also had 13 rebounds and Juma had 11.
Inside the box
The Saints hit 35 percent from the field going 27-of-76 and 9-of-36 from 3-point range for 25 percent. They sank 15-of-27 from the charity stripe for 56 percent.
Texas College went 12-of-50 from the field for 24 percent including 1-of-10 from 3-point range for 10 percent. They made 17-of-24 from the free-throw line for 71 percent.
The Saints lost the battle of the boards with 38 rebounds – 22 on defense and 16 on offense. The Steers had 57 rebounds, 43 on defense and 14 on offense.
OLLU forced 31 turnovers and committed 19 fouls, while the Steers forced 13 turnovers and committed 23 fouls.
The Saints will return home to host the University of the Southwest on Feb. 19 and Langston University on Feb. 20.