|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 15-7, 10-1||19||18||29||25||91|
|Texas College 2-16, 1-10||16||13||13||9||51|
|Jan. 28, 2017|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Indv. Leaders||Texas College|
|#14 Julia Rendon - 24||Points||#0 Monica Dorsey - 19|
|#5 Jessika Montalvo - 7||Rebounds||#15 Linet Juma - 12|
|#20 Alyssa Ward - 5||Assists||#0 Monica Dorsey - 3|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Team Statistics||Texas College|
|44.9% (31 - 69)||Field Goals %||34.7% (17 - 49)|
|37.5% (12 - 32)||3 Point Field Goals %||30% (3 - 10)|
|65.4% (17 - 26)||Free Throws||77.8% (14 - 18)|
|4||2nd Chance Pts||0|
TYLER, TEXAS (Jan. 28, 2017) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) Saints women's basketball team got another brilliant shooting night from Julia Rendon (JR/San Antonio, Texas) to defeat the Texas College Steers 91-51 on the road in a Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) game.
Rendon finished with a game-high 24 points, shooting 8-for-14 for the game, all on 3-point attempts. The Saints' sharpshooter has hit at least five 3-pointers in four of the past six games, including a record-breaking 10 against LSU-Alexandria.
With the win, the No. 18-ranked Saints improve to 15-7 on the season, sitting second in the RRAC standings with a 10-1 conference record. Texas College is 3-16 and is tied for last in the RRAC with a 1-10 conference record.
"We had a sluggish first half, followed by a good effort in the second half," Head Coach Christopher Minner said. "We need to be consistent in our effort for 40 minutes, but it's always good to win on the road."
The Saints' defense, which ranks first in the NAIA in steals per game (15.29) and turnover margin (11.52), forced 29 turnovers, including 10 steals. OLLU limited Texas College to just 17-for-49 shooting (34.7 percent), including 3-for-10 from the 3-point line.
In addition to Rendon's 24 points, Quintianna LeShore (JR/Indianapolis, Ind.) scored 14 points to go with five rebounds and three assists. Francesca Patrick (JR/Killeen, Texas) scored 14 points, getting to the free-throw line for eight attempts (hitting six) and finishing 4-for-6 from the field. Rachel Baity (JR/San Jose, Calif.) had 10 points and five rebounds to round out the Saints' double-digit scorers. Alyssa Ward (SR/Palmeto, Fla.) finished with nine points and a game-high five assists.
Monica Dorsey led Texas College with 19 points. Linet Juma was the only other Steers' player in double figures with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Rendon remains the NAIA leader in 3-pointers made per game (3.29) and overall (77).
The Saints kickoff a four-game homestand next week, beginning with a game against Wiley College on Feb. 3, followed by a game versus Jarvis Christian College on Feb. 4.
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.