SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 10, 2012) -- The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball team committed just eight turnovers while forcing 32 on Paul Quinn College Thursday night as the Saints trounced the Tigers 101-55 in Mabee Gymnasium.
The win pushes the Lady Saints to 19-5 overall and 14-4 in the Red River Athletic Conference. They are two games behind LSU-Shreveport (16-2/18-6) and Langston University (16-2/22-2) – both of whom are tied for first place. Paul Quinn drops to 5-13 in the conference and 6-18 overall.
|Jennifer Davison scores during the first half.|
Despite having a total of five women on their squad, the Lady Tigers put up a valiant effort in Thursday's contest. Nevertheless, the Saints' press proved too much for Paul Quinn early on as the Saints took a 7-0 lead before the team could put points on the board. The Tigers came within three points at the 17th minute mark, but the Saints recovered and shot all the way up to a 39-point lead with two minutes remaining in the half. A field goal from Arlene Cisneros on a pass from Jennifer Davison game the Saints the 62-26 half-time lead.
The second half featured more of the same for the Saints as they continued to lead by as little as 30 points to as much as 49 with one minute left in the game. However, a 3-pointer from Paul Quinn's Chaniese Turner with 36 seconds left closed out the game with the Saints' 101-55 victory.
The Saints shot 48 percent from the field including 9-of-34 from 3-point range, and 73 percent (8-of-11) from the free throw line.
|Ali Bills and Arlene Cisneros pressure Paul Quinn's Brittany Maddux.|
The Saints had 20 steals and 28 assists compared to two steals and nine assists for the Tigers.
Jasmine Fuller and Stacey Darnley each scored 16 points, with Darnley adding three assists and four steals. Cisneros, Davison and Ashley Hicks scored 11 points each, with Cisneros adding four assists, and Hicks adding three steals.
Paul Quinn's Chanequa Turner scored 22 points, while Thomeshia Smith added 18 points. The team shot 33 percent from the field, including 25 percent from 3-point range, and 77 percent from the free-throw line.
The Saints will go on the road for their next two games. On Saturday, the team will play Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, and on Feb. 13, OLLU will be in Tyler to take on Texas College. Both games will tipoff at 5:30 p.m.
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