|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 18-7, 13-1 RRAC||28||13||37||24||102|
|Langston (Okla.) 8-16, 4-10 RRAC||11||12||21||12||56|
|Feb. 8, 2018|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Indv. Leaders||Langston (Okla.)|
|2 Players (#4,#24) - 20||Points||#21 Shanequa Gaston - 25|
|#40 Rachel Baity - 9||Rebounds||#21 Shanequa Gaston - 13|
|#13 Quintianna LeShore - 5||Assists||#35 Camille McCoy - 3|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Team Statistics||Langston (Okla.)|
|45.5% (35 - 77)||Field Goals %||36.2% (17 - 47)|
|32% (8 - 25)||3 Point Field Goals %||17.6% (3 - 17)|
|75% (24 - 32)||Free Throws||73.1% (19 - 26)|
|20||2nd Chance Pts||4|
LANGSTON, OKLA. (Feb. 8, 2018) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball team crushed the Langston University (LU) Lions in a Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) matchup. The 102-56 Saints win moves them to 18-7 overall and 13-1 in the RRAC, while LU drops to 8-16 overall and 4-10 in conference.
The Saints are 11-10 against the Lions. Earlier this season, the Saints defeated LU 95-64.
Head Coach Christopher Minner said, "Our defensive pressure was really good the entire game. We scored a lot of points off turnovers. We overcame a lot of craziness and stayed pretty focused. It was pretty balanced scoring for us. I've never coached a game where the other team got five technicals and the coach ejected. I am proud of our team for staying focused and continuing to execute. We need to get better and continue to win on the road."
The Lions took the first lead of the game, going up 5-3. Destinee making made back-to-back shots to put the Saints on top 6-4, and they powered through the rest of the period. With less than four minutes remaining on the clock, Francesca Patrick (SR/Killeen, Texas) gave the Saints their first double-digit lead at 22-11. They closed out the quarter leading 28-11.
Julia Rendon (SR/San Antonio, Texas) started the second quarter sinking a 3-pointer. Brianna Henson (JR/Dunlap, Ill.) followed with a basket to put the Saints in a 20-point lead at 33-13. Langston chiseled the difference down to 15 points, and Rachel Baity (SR/San Jose, Calif.)'s shot closed out the half giving the Saints the 41-23 lead.
For most of the third quarter, the Saints kept their 20-plus lead. With Quintianna LeShore (SR/Indianapolis, Ind.)'s made basket, the Saints moved to a 61-36 lead with three minutes left in the period. After a technical foul was called on the Langston coach, ejecting him from the game, Kasey Saldana (SO/San Antonio, Texas) made both free throws, giving the Saints their first 30-plus lead at 68-38. Saldana sank a 3-pointer to close out the quarter with the 78-44 Saints lead.
The Saints went on an 11-4 run to begin the final period, taking them to 89-48 after another three from Saldana. The Saints continued to dominate as they pushed through to win 102-56.
Saldana and Patrick led the Saints in scoring with 20 points each. Patrick made 6-of-12 from the field and 8-of-9 from the charity stripe, while Saldana made 4-of-6 from the field – all from 3-point range and 8-of-8 free throws. LeShore added 16 points, while Lena Wilson (SO/Converse, Texas) scored 12 and Rachel Baity tallied 11.
Langston had one player with double-digit scoring – Shanequa Gaston, who finished with 25 points.
Baity led the Saints in rebounding with nine, and Patrick added eight. Gaston led Langston with 13 rebounds.
LeShore had five assists and four steals for the Saints, while Camile McCoy finished with three assists for Langston.
Inside the Box Score
OLLU combined for 35-of-77 shooting for 45.45 percent, 8-of-25 from beyond the arc for 32.00 percent and 24-of-32 from the charity stripe for 75.00 percent. LU was 17-of-47 for 36.17 percent, 3-of-17 in 3-point attempts for 17.65 percent and 19-of-26 free throws for 73.08 percent.
OLLU collected 40 total rebounds, while LU tallied 39. OLLU forced 31 turnovers and committed 9.
The Saints will play next in Hobbs, N.M., against the University of the Southwest on Feb. 10.