|LSU Alexandria (La.) 11-3/4-1||12||21||27||24||84|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 11-4/5-0||22||19||33||24||98|
|Jan. 3, 2019|
|San Antonio, TX|
|LSU Alexandria (La.)||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|#1 Danyale Bayonne - 29||Points||#22 Lena Wilson - 21|
|#1 Danyale Bayonne - 10||Rebounds||#25 Destinee King - 19|
|#11 Courtney Dawsey - 5||Assists||#5 Patience Okpe - 4|
|LSU Alexandria (La.)||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|39% (30 - 77)||Field Goals %||50% (31 - 62)|
|33.3% (10 - 30)||3 Point Field Goals %||45.5% (5 - 11)|
|70% (14 - 20)||Free Throws||83.8% (31 - 37)|
|9||2nd Chance Pts||9|
SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 3, 2018) – Behind an 89.2 free throw percentage, the No. 14 Our Lady of the Lake University's (OLLU) women's basketball team defeated No. 25 LSU-Alexandria 98-84 to remain undefeated in the Red River Athletic Conference. The two teams previously were tied with undefeated 4-0 records, but the Saints are now the sole owner of the top spot in conference at 5-0 and 12-4 overall record. The Generals move to 4-1 in conference and 11-3 overall.
OLLU is 9-0 against the Generals.
The Saints allowed the Generals to take the first lead of the game as they went ahead 4-0. A Saints 3-pointer and a field goal from Lena Wilson (JR/Converse, Texas) gave the Saints their first lead at 5-4 – a lead they would endure throughout the game. The Saints closed out the first quarter with an 9-0 run to lead 22-12.
The Saints showed no mercy in the second quarter as they pushed through to a game high lead of 11 at 35-23. The Generals showed some energy at the end of the half as they got to within four. Mikki Flores (SR/San Antonio, Texas) made her free throws to end the half at 41-33.
The Generals kept the game to under 10 through the eight-minute mark. A three from Kasey Saldana (JR/San Antonio, Texas) pushed the Saints to a double-digit lead.. Destinee King (SR/Antelope, Calif.) gave the Saints their biggest lead at 18 with a made field goal at the fifth minute. The Saints closed out the third quarter with the 74-60 lead.
The final quarter featured both team scoring 24 points but the Saints kept a hold of their lead to win the game 98-84.
Leading the offense for the Saints was Destinee King who had an epic night scoring 18 points and adding 19 rebounds. Lena Wilson added 21 points, followed by Kasey Saldana with 18 and Patience Okpe (JR/Benue, Nigeria) with 16.
LSUA was led by Danyale Bayonne with 29 points, followed by Kelsey Thaxson with 21 and Courtney Dawson with 10. Bayonne also added 10 rebounds.
Inside the box
The Saints shot 31-of-62 from the field for 50.0 percent, 5-of-11 from 3-point range for 45.5 percent and 31-of-37 from the free-throw line for 83.8 percent. The Generals shot 30-of-77 from the field for 39.0 percent, 10-of-30 from beyond the arc for 33.3 percent and 14-of-20 from the free-throw line for 70.0 percent.
OLLU recorded 23 turnovers and 12 steals in the victory, while LSUA committed 21 turnovers with eight steals.
The Saints will be back in Mabee Gymnasium on Jan. 5 to host LSU-Shreveport at 2 p.m.