|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 19-5/11-1||35||15||18||30||98|
|Texas College 3-15/1-11||16||10||20||11||57|
|Feb. 6, 2020|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Indv. Leaders||Texas College|
|#24 Kasey Saldana - 23||Points||#1 Taylor Crabtree - 14|
|2 Players (#5,#21) - 7||Rebounds||#2 Rylan Rogers - 11|
|#2 Keviona Barber - 6||Assists||#2 Rylan Rogers - 4|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Team Statistics||Texas College|
|48% (36 - 75)||Field Goals %||33.8% (24 - 71)|
|23.8% (5 - 21)||3 Point Field Goals %||31.6% (6 - 19)|
|91.3% (21 - 23)||Free Throws||42.9% (3 - 7)|
|26||2nd Chance Pts||9|
TYLER, TEXAS (Feb. 6, 2020) - The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball took down Texas College (TC) 98-57. Kasey Saldana (SR/San Antonio, Texas) scored 23 points tonight and becomes the all-time leading scorer in OLLU women's basketball history with 1,435 total points. Lena Wilson (SR/Converse, Texas) moves to third on the all-time scoring list with 1,271 points. No. 16-ranked OLLU improves to 19-5 overall and 11-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). Texas College drops to 3-15 overall and 1-11 in conference.
Head Coach Stacy Stephens commented on the win, "I'm proud of the team and their perseverance tonight. I'm very proud of Kasey. She has worked hard the entire time she has been at OLLU and being at the top of the scoring totals is a great accomplishment for her. Sarah [Mgbeike] came out with a different intensity tonight. She was tough around the basket and made an impact."
The Saints are 19-2 against Texas College, with the previous loss coming in 2011.
The Saints scored 35 points in the first quarter. Saldana totaled 12 points in the frame and the Saints shot 52 percent from the field. They also forced 10 turnovers from the Steers. At halftime the Steers totaled only 26 points. Saldana increased her point total to 21 and Zerina Shatri (JR/Prishtine, Kosovo) grabbed a team-leading five rebounds.
OLLU maintained their double-digit lead in the third quarter. The defense had created 24 turnovers entering the fourth quarter and limited the Steers shooting from the field to 34.5 percent. The Saints piled on the points in the fourth quarter and won by 41 points. Sarah Mgbeike (JR/Richmond, Texas) finished one-point shy of her season-high scoring with 17 points.
Saldana led the Saints in scoring with 23 points. Mgbeike tallied 17 points and Jamia Miller (SR/Odessa, Texas) added 11. Dezeree White (SO/Houston, Texas) and Mgbeike led the team with seven rebounds each. Keviona Barber (JR/Chicago, Ill.) led the Saints with six assists.
Texas College was led by Taylor Crabtree with 14 points. Rylan Rogers led the Steers with 11 rebounds. Rogers also led the Steers with four assists.
Inside the box
OLLU combined for 36-of-75 shooting for 48 percent, 5-of-21 from three-point range for 23.8 percent and 21-of-23 from the free-throw line for 91.3 percent. Texas College shot 24-of-71 for 33.8 percent, 6-of-19 three pointers for 31.6 percent and 3-of-7 from the free-throw line for 42.9 percent.
The Saints grabbed 44 rebounds while the Steers collected 41. OLLU forced 33 turnovers and committed 21.
The Saints continue the road trip in Hawkins, Texas, to face Jarvis Christian College on Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.