|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 1-2||28||44||72|
|A&M-Corpus Christi 2-6,0-0 Southland||50||49||99|
|Dec. 19, 2020|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Indv. Leaders||A&M-Corpus Christi|
|#24 Ethan White - 13||Points||#03 Jalen White - 24|
|#12 Xavier Woodington - 5||Rebounds||#03 Jalen White - 10|
|#12 Xavier Woodington - 4||Assists||#02 Myles Smith - 12|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Team Statistics||A&M-Corpus Christi|
|36.4% (24 - 66)||Field Goals %||60.7% (34 - 56)|
|20.7% (6 - 29)||3 Point Field Goals %||47.4% (9 - 19)|
|72% (18 - 25)||Free Throws||62.9% (22 - 35)|
|0||2nd Chance Pts||0|
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (Dec. 19, 2020) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's basketball team lost to NCAA D1 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) 99-72 to fall to 1-2 this season. The Islanders improve to 2-6.
Head Coach Chris Dial said, "I'm disappointed in our effort and collective focus in executing our game plan. We put ourselves in an impossible spot by not competing the way we have been in the first half, and we gave up a big run to start the second half. Ultimately, I'm proud of the way we fought and finished, but it wasn't enough to beat an NCAA D1 program."
This is the first regular-season matchup between the Saints and Islanders. OLLU has played TAMUCC in multiple exhibition games over the past six seasons.
The Saints matched the Islanders' energy early in the first half. Ethan White (SR/San Antonio, Texas) scored all eight points for the Saints five minutes into the contest. TAMUCC led 9-8 and scored 17 unanswered points in a span of just over five minutes. The Islanders took a commanding 50-28 lead over the Saints heading into halftime. OLLU shot 34.5 percent from the field and grabbed 11 rebounds.
The Islanders jumped out to a 68-30 advantage in the second half and never looked back. TAMUCC shot 64.3 percent from the field and forced eight turnovers in the final 20 minutes. The Saints played better in the second half by scoring 44 points but ultimately lost 99-72. Four Saints players finished with double-digit scoring.
White led the Saints with 13 points, followed by Lennox Jones Jr. (SR/Richmond, Texas) with 12, Ruben Monzon (JR/San Diego, Calif.) with 11 and David Patterson (FR/Rio Rancho, N.M.) with 10. Xavier Woodington (JR/Honolulu, Hawaii) tallied a team-high five rebounds. Woodington also led the Saints with four assists.
Jalen White led the Islanders with 24 points. White also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds to earn a double-double. Myles Smith led TAMUCC with 12 assists.
Inside the box
OLLU combined for 24-of-63 shooting for 38.1 percent, 6-of-29 from three-point range for 20.7 percent and 18-of-25 from the free-throw line for 72 percent.
The Saints grabbed 29 rebounds while the Islanders collected 43. OLLU forced 19 turnovers and committed 17.
The Saints play on the road in a nonconference game against crosstown rivals NCAA D1 UTSA on Dec. 20. The game is slated to start at 3 p.m.