|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 7-4/2-0||32||20||26||34||112|
|Texas College 1-9/0-2||8||14||18||17||57|
|Dec. 9, 2017|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Indv. Leaders||Texas College|
|#3 Alexis Oaks - 23||Points||#11 Alexundria Sims - 19|
|#40 Rachel Baity - 7||Rebounds||#11 Alexundria Sims - 15|
|2 Players (#3,#13) - 5||Assists||#10 Alisha Taylor - 3|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Team Statistics||Texas College|
|53.2% (41 - 77)||Field Goals %||30.4% (17 - 56)|
|36% (9 - 25)||3 Point Field Goals %||25% (4 - 16)|
|72.4% (21 - 29)||Free Throws||76% (19 - 25)|
|15||2nd Chance Pts||5|
TYLER, TEXAS (Dec. 9, 2017) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball team reached the century mark for the first time this season after crushing the Texas College Steers in the second of two Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) matchups this week.
The Saints defeated the Steers 112-57 to move to 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the RRAC. The Steers drop to 1-9 and 0-2 in conference.
Head Coach Christopher Minner said, "This was a good road trip, and it was good to see everyone score and contribute. We really pressured well tonight and attacked the basket well. It is a nice start to conference to pick up two road wins. We got Rachel Baity (SR/San Jose, Calif.) back tonight, and that helps with rebounding and leadership. We are tough to defend when we have the balance we had tonight."
The Saints are 15-2 against the Steers. Their only losses came in 2011 and 2010.
The Saints scored the first point of the game, but that was followed by a 6-0 run to put the Steers ahead 6-1. Lena Wilson (SO/Converse, Texas)'s made free throw tied the game at eight, and another Wilson free throw gave the Saints the 10-8 lead. The Saints then scored the next 22 points to end the first quarter with a 32-8 lead. Wilson ran the court with 15 points, five rebounds and two assists.
OLLU continued to dominate the Steers in the second quarter, with the board dominated by Destinee King (JR/Antelope, Calif.) and Quintianna LeShore (SR/Indianapolis, Ind.), both contributing six points each. The Steers managed to score 14 points, led by Paris Townsend's six points. The teams went into the halftime break with the Saints leading 52-22.
There was an 18-point difference in the third quarter, and the scoring for the Saints was evened out between several players. Monica Dorsey contributed nine of the 18 points scored by the Steers, while Baity, debuting on the court for the first time this season for the Saints, tallied seven rebounds. The third quarter ended with the Saints leading 78-40.
Alexis Oaks (SO/College Station, Texas) exploded for the Saints, scoring 17 points in the final quarter. She sank two 3-pointers, two additional field goals and seven free throws in 10 minutes. Ten of the Steers' 17 points in the period were from the charity stripe, led by Sims, who made four. The Saints' 34 points in the fourth quarter is a new all-time record.
Off the bench, Oaks had a season-high 23 points for the Saints, making 6-of-9 from the field, 2-of-3 3-pointers and 9-of-11 from the free-throw line. Wilson's 15 points were all scored in the first period, and she was followed by LeShore and Kasey Saldana (SO/San Antonio, Texas), both of whom scored 12, and Brianna Henson (JR/Dunlap, Ill.), who added 10.
Texas's Sims led her team with 19 points, while Dorsey added 12.
Baity led the Saints in rebounding with seven. Texas's Sims recorded a double-double, contributing 15 rebounds.
LeShore and Oaks each recorded five assists for OLLU, while Texas's Alisha Taylor had three. Oaks also led the Saints in steals with four.
Inside the Box Score
OLLU combined for 41-of-77 shooting for 53.2 percent, 9-of-25 from beyond the arc for 36.0 percent, and 21-of-29 from the charity stripe for 72.4 percent. Texas was 17-of-56 for 30.4 percent, 4-of-16 in 3-point attempts for 25.0 percent, and 19-of-25 free throws for 76.0 percent.
OLLU collected 39 total rebounds, while Texas tallied 36. OLLU forced 39 turnovers and committed 19.
The Saints will return home to play a pair of conference games. On Dec. 15, they will host Wiley College, and on Dec. 16, Jarvis Christian College.