|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 3-4||45||43||88|
|Eckerd College 3-2,1-0 Sunshine||43||40||83|
|Nov. 24, 2019|
|St. Petersburg, FL|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Indv. Leaders||Eckerd College|
|#1 Jared Embry - 27||Points||#34 Admir Radoncic - 25|
|#14 Edvin Tedesjo - 5||Rebounds||#25 Myron Hagins - 8|
|#4 Estefan Trevino - 8||Assists||#03 Malcolm Whitlow - 11|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Team Statistics||Eckerd College|
|50% (30 - 60)||Field Goals %||48.5% (32 - 66)|
|41.4% (12 - 29)||3 Point Field Goals %||29.6% (8 - 27)|
|94.1% (16 - 17)||Free Throws||68.8% (11 - 16)|
|0||2nd Chance Pts||0|
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (Nov. 25, 2019) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's basketball team defeated NCAA D2 Eckerd College (EC) 88-83 on Sunday. The Saints improve to 3-4 and Eckerd drops to 3-2 after winning three straight games.
Head Coach Chris Dial commented on the win, saying, "Our guys played extremely well for an early season game against a very well-coached and talented Eckerd team. We played with energy and a necessary aggressiveness on defense. Good contributions were made from multiple guys, which is what it takes to compete and beat teams like this. I am proud of our team and the resilience they've exhibited thus far."
This is the first meeting between the two schools.
The Saints jumped out to an early 12-5 lead in the first half aided by two steals from Jared Embry (SR/Paris, Texas). Eckerd would respond and led by eight points midway through the first half. There were three lead changes and the Saints led by two at halftime.
Similar to the first half, the Saints started the second frame strong and led by 15 eight minutes in. The Tritons slowly started to cut the lead and eventually only trailed by one point with 1:23 left in the game. The Saints hit six straight free throws in pressure situations down the stretch to win 88-83.
Embry led the Saints in scoring with 27 points, hitting 4-of-9 from the three-point line and sinking all five free throws. Ruben Monzon (SO/San Diego, Calif.) scored 21 points, followed by Estefan Trevino (SO/San Antonio, Texas) with 18. Edvin Tedesjo (JR/Stockholm, Sweden) led the Saints with five rebounds. Trevino led the team with eight assists.
Eckerd was led by Admir Radoncic with 25 points and Myron Hagins with 19. Hagins led the team with eight rebounds. Malcolm Whitlow contributed a team-high 11 assists.
Inside the box
OLLU combined for 30-of-60 shooting for 50 percent, 12-of-29 from three-point range for 41.4 percent and 16-of-17 from the free-throw line for 94.1 percent. The Tritons shot 32-of-66 for 48.5 percent, 8-of-27 three pointers for 29.6 percent and 11-of-16 from the free-throw line for 68.8 percent.
The Saints grabbed 31 rebounds while the Tritons collected 36. OLLU forced 14 turnovers and committed 12.
The Saints continue their road trip against Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., on Nov. 26 at noon.