|Southwest (N.M.) 1-24, 1-14||9||16||15||12||52|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 19-7, 14-1||25||16||28||19||88|
|Feb. 11, 2017|
|San Antonio, Tx|
|Southwest (N.M.)||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|#50 An'Jolique Woodson - 18||Points||#20 Alyssa Ward - 14|
|#30 Tamar Rodrigues - 11||Rebounds||#22 Lena Wilson - 7|
|#15 Stephanee Carrillo - 6||Assists||#13 Quintianna LeShore - 4|
|Southwest (N.M.)||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|42.9% (21 - 49)||Field Goals %||37.5% (30 - 80)|
|30.8% (4 - 13)||3 Point Field Goals %||17.6% (3 - 17)|
|30% (6 - 20)||Free Throws||64.1% (25 - 39)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||22|
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 11, 2017) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) Saints women's basketball team made short work of the University of the Southwest (USW) Mustangs, opening the game with a 25-9 first quarter and cruising to an 88-52 win.
With the victory, the No. 18-ranked Saints improve to 19-7 on the season and 14-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC), which is good enough for first place in conference standings.
Alyssa Ward (SR/Palmeto, Fla.) led four Saints in double figures with 14 points and seven steals in under 20 minutes, doing most of her damage in the first half by pressuring the ball in the backcourt, ripping opposing ball handlers for easy transition layups. An'Jolique Woodson led the Mustangs with 18 points and nine rebounds, carving out space inside by sealing off defenders for quick duck-ins and drop steps.
The Saints' pressure defense forced 34 turnovers, including 23 steals, making it difficult to even bring the ball up past half court. OLLU held a 32-5 advantage in points off turnovers. They also won the rebounding battle 49-44, outscoring USW 22-8 in second-chance points.
|Head Coach Christopher Minner shares his thoughts after the game.|
OLLU had a balanced scoring effort, led by Ward's 14 points. Chelsea Foster (SR/De Soto, Texas), starting for a resting Jessika Montalvo (SR/Naples, Fla.), produced 12 points and five rebounds, including three on the offensive end. Whitney Sandmann (JR/Bentonville, Ark.) had 11 points, five rebounds and four steals. Quintianna LeShore (JR/Indianapolis, Ind.) led the Saints in assists with four.
With a large lead, Head Coach Christopher Minner was able to get extended minutes for his bench in the second half. Kasey Saldana (FR/San Antonio, Texas) led the reserves with 10 points. Krystal Ochulo (SO/Dallas, Texas) scored seven points and had four rebounds in 12 minutes as the Saints' bench outscored their counterparts 36-25.
Next week, the Saints will play their last road games of the regular season, traveling to Huston-Tillotson University on Feb. 15, and then to Paul Quinn College for a nonconference game on Feb. 18. The Saints have a 17-1 advantage in the all-time series against Huston-Tillotson University.
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.