|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 9-5, 5-3||49||27||76|
|LSU Shreveport (La.) 12-5, 5-3||42||50||92|
|Jan. 20, 2017|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Indv. Leaders||LSU Shreveport (La.)|
|#3 Joe Jackson - 14||Points||#1 Benjamin Batts - 18|
|#3 Joe Jackson - 11||Rebounds||#21 Anthony Walker - 8|
|#5 Darion Brown - 4||Assists||#2 Tyrell Springer - 6|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Team Statistics||LSU Shreveport (La.)|
|49.2% (29 - 59)||Field Goals %||57.4% (35 - 61)|
|44.4% (12 - 27)||3 Point Field Goals %||46.2% (6 - 13)|
|54.5% (6 - 11)||Free Throws||69.6% (16 - 23)|
|14||2nd Chance Pts||18|
SHREVEPORT, LA. (Jan. 20, 2017) – Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's basketball fell to LSU-Shreveport 92-76 in a Red River Athletic Conference match-up.
The Saints drop to 10-5 overall and 5-3 in conference, while the Pilots improve to 12-5 overall and 5-3 in conference.
The No. 19-ranked Saints are 7-9 against the Pilots. Last season the Saints won both games 82-71 and 89-85.
The Saints dominated in the first half as they climbed to a game-high 13-point lead powered by Joe Jackson (SR/San Antonio, Texas)'s 12 points. The Pilots narrowed the lead to five at the six-minute mark. OLLU's Allen Wilcher (SR/Gary, Ind.) moved the Saints back to a double-digit advantage with three minutes remaining in the half. A 3-pointer from LSUS's Rashard Owens closed out the period, and the Saints took the 49-42 half-time lead.
LSUS had a better shooting percentage at the break at 57 percent for 17-of-30 compared to OLLU's 55 percent for 18-of-33. The Saints committed seven turnovers, while the Pilots had four.
The Saints kept their lead through the 10-minute mark in the second half, when LSUS's Benjamin Batts tied the game at 63. The scored went back and forth for five minutes until the Pilots pulled ahead at 76-70. The Pilots went on an 11-4 run to move to 87-74. The Saints continued to struggle through the rest of the game as LSUS fought to a 92-76 win.
OLLU's Joe Jackson led the team in scoring with 14 points on 5-of-9, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range. He added 10 rebounds to record his fourth double-double of the season. PJ Escobar (JR/San Antonio, Texas) was the only other Saint in double digits with 11 points on 4-of-7, including three 3-pointers.
Five LSUS players finished with double-digit scoring – Benjamin Batts – 18 points; Anthony Walker – 16 points; Rashard Owens and C.J. McGill – 14 points; and Uzonna Akazi – 10 points.
Inside the box
The Saints hit 49 percent from the field going 29-of-59 and 12-of-27 from 3-point range for 44 percent. They sank 6-of-11 from the charity stripe for 55 percent.
The Pilots hit 57 percent from the field going 35-of-61 and 6-of-13 from 3-point range for 46 percent. They sank 16-of-23 from the free-throw line for 70 percent.
OLLU forced nine turnovers and committed 20 fouls, while LSUS forced 19 turnovers and committed 13 fouls.
The Saints will continue their Louisiana trip with a RRAC game against LSU-Alexandria on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. The game is the NAIA National Game of the Week.
Our Lady of the Lake University is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016-2017 as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The University began competing in the NAIA in men's soccer and volleyball in 2007. A year later, they added women's soccer, golf and tennis. In 2009, the Saints began competing in cross-country, softball and basketball. In 2014, OLLU added two more sports — baseball and track and field. There are now 13 intercollegiate athletic teams at OLLU. All athletic alumni and up to two family members will receive free admission to basketball and volleyball games throughout the season. Baseball is not included in this special offer. All other home games are free and open to the public.