|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 6-17, 4-11||42||35||77|
|LSU Shreveport (La.) 18-9, 11-4||54||45||99|
|Feb. 9, 2019|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Indv. Leaders||LSU Shreveport (La.)|
|#23 Lennox Jones Jr. - 15||Points||#2 Rakim Lubin - 46|
|2 Players (#23,#34,#20) - 2||Rebounds||2 Players (#2,#4) - 12|
|#24 Darin Minniefield - 4||Assists||2 Players (#5,#12) - 4|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Team Statistics||LSU Shreveport (La.)|
|43.8% (28 - 64)||Field Goals %||59.7% (37 - 62)|
|29.4% (10 - 34)||3 Point Field Goals %||17.6% (3 - 17)|
|61.1% (11 - 18)||Free Throws||66.7% (22 - 33)|
|6||2nd Chance Pts||10|
SHREVEPORT, LA. (Feb. 9, 2019) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's basketball team struggled to compete against LSU-Shreveport (LSUS). The loss moves the Saints to 6-17 overall and 4-11 in the Red River Athletic Conference. The Pilots improve to 18-9 overall and 11-4 in conference.
Head Coach Chris Dial commented, "It was a rough roadtrip for the Saints. We got away from some of the things we were doing well. We struggled to rebound and defense, and we missed a lot of shots we were making a couple of weeks ago. We are looking forward to getting back to San Antonio and playing on our home court."
The Saints are 10-12 against the Pilots.
The teams kept the score close in the first half as both took turns leading. The Pilots went up by four and a field goal and a three from Michael Saladin (JR/Beaumont, Texas) gave the Saints the 5-4 lead. The Pilots went up by four again before Lennox Jones Jr. (JR/Richmond, Texas)'s three tied the game at 16. The Pilots biggest lead so far was six at the 13th minute. They kept climbing to reach a double-digit just under 10 minutes left in the half. The Saints brought the score to under 10 with six minutes left after a three from Finn Wilczech at 40-32. The Pilots held on to the double-digit lead to end the period at 54-42.
In the second half, the Pilots quickly got to a 20-plus lead by the 16th minute and a 30-plus at the 12th minute. But that was as high as they went as the game ended with the Saints losing by 22 at 99-77.
Lennox Jones Jr. led the Saints on offense with 15 points, followed by Ethan White (SO/San Antonio, Texas) and Michael Saladin with 12 points each. LSUS's Rakim Lubin scored 46 points for his team and he added 12 rebounds. Jeff Garrett scored 21 and added 12 rebounds.
Inside the box
The Saints went 28-of-64 from the field for 43.8 percent, 10-of-34 from 3-point range for 29.4 percent and 11-of-18 from the free-throw line for 61.1 percent.
LSUS went 37-of-62 from the field for 59.7 percent, 3-of-17 from 3-point range for 17.6 percent and 22-of-33 from the free-throw line for 66.7 percent.
The Saints tallied 31 rebounds and forced 15 turnovers. The Pilots added 41 rebounds and forced 18 turnovers.
The Saints will play their last three games at home. On Feb. 16, they will host the University of the Southwest at 4 p.m. On Feb. 21, they will welcome Wiley College and on Feb. 23, Jarvis Christian College will come to OLLU.