|Our Lady of the Lake 2-1||20||19||25||13||77|
|Wayland Baptist 2-0||28||28||19||26||101|
|Nov. 16, 2018|
|Abe Lemons Arena in Oklahoma City|
|Our Lady of the Lake||Indv. Leaders||Wayland Baptist|
|#13 Mikki Flores - 16||Points||#20 Deborah VanDijk - 17|
|#21 Regina Sheffield - 7||Rebounds||#23 Kambrey Blakey - 12|
|#22 Lena Wilson - 3||Assists||#13 Maci Merket - 7|
|Our Lady of the Lake||Team Statistics||Wayland Baptist|
|34.3% (24 - 70)||Field Goals %||41.9% (36 - 86)|
|33.3% (7 - 21)||3 Point Field Goals %||26.5% (9 - 34)|
|78.6% (22 - 28)||Free Throws||64.5% (20 - 31)|
|4||2nd Chance Pts||19|
OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 16, 2018) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball team participated in the Oklahoma City Classic tonight and the Saints faced No. 6 Wayland Baptist University (WBU). The women fell to the Flying Queens 101-77 and move to 2-1 overall, while the Flying Queens are now 2-0.
Tonight's game was the seventh meeting between the Saints and the Flying Queens, and WBU leads the series 4-3. The Saints were defeated 69-87 in 2009 and 66-73 in 2010. OLLU beat the Flying Queens in 2012 (77-53), 2013 (91-69) and 2014 (91-84). The most recent game in 2017 ended in the Saints falling to the Flying Queens 80-100.
Head Coach Christopher Minner commented, "We played an elite team and got beat. We saw firsthand what a great team looks like, and we were shell shocked. They were supposed to beat us, and they did. When you get outrebounded by 23 and commit five more turnovers then you are not ready to be elite. We made a run in the second half, but missed too many layups. This game showed the difference between a national championship quality team and an above average team. We will get better or get beat again."
In the first half, the Saints trailed the Flying Queens 39-56. The Saints could not shake the Flying Queens' defense and recorded 15 turnovers. OLLU's Kasey Saldana (JR/San Antonio, Texas) led the team in scoring with 11 points and Mikki Flores (SR/San Antonio, Texas) followed that up with nine points. Patience Okpe (JR/Benue, Nigeria) and Destinee King (SR/Antelope, Calif.) each contributed six points apiece. At the end of the first half, the Saints tallied 16 rebounds and seven steals.
The Saints came out in the second half and tried to redeem themselves. Lena Wilson (JR/Converse, Texas) led the offensive charge for the Saints with 13 points and Flores tallied seven points. The Flying Queens' defense proved to be that of a national tournament caliber team and forced the Saints to commit turnovers as well as silence them offensively. The Saints tied the game seven times and changed the lead four times, but were unable to match the offensive consistency of the Flying Queens.
Flores led the scoring for the Saints with 16 points and she added five rebounds and one assist. Lena Wilson was an offensive threat for the Saints tonight tallying 15 points, four rebounds and three assists. Rounding out the offensive charge for the Saints was Saldana who recorded 11 points and one assist.
Inside the box
OLLU combined for 24-of-70 shooting for 34.3 percent, 7-of-21 from beyond the arc for 33.3 percent and 22-of-28 from the free-throw line for 78.6 percent. WBU combined for 36-of-86 shooting for 41.9 percent, 9-of-34 from the three-point line for 26.5 percent, and 20-of-31 from the free-throw line for 64.5 percent. The Saints ended the night with 16 steals and 41 rebounds. The Flying Queens tallied 10 steals and 64 rebounds to cap off the night.
The Saints will face No. 10 Oklahoma City University in the Oklahoma City Classic Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. The Saints will complete their road stint at Nacogdoches, Texas on Nov. 20 when they take on Stephen F. Austin State University at 5 p.m.