|Our Lady of the Lake (TX)||49||55||104|
|Paul Quinn (Texas)||16||20||36|
|Dec. 12, 2014|
|Our Lady of the Lake (TX)||Indv. Leaders||Paul Quinn (Texas)|
|#10 Whitney Sandmann - 22||Points||#30 Ja"Zmin Suggs - 14|
|#32 Nelly Flores - 11||Rebounds||#30 Ja"Zmin Suggs - 9|
|#14 Julia Rendon - 6||Assists||#11 Jaslyn Bradley - 3|
|Our Lady of the Lake (TX)||Team Statistics||Paul Quinn (Texas)|
|41.1% (39 - 95)||Field Goals %||25% (11 - 44)|
|23.7% (9 - 38)||3 Point Field Goals %||14.3% (3 - 21)|
|68% (17 - 25)||Free Throws||52.4% (11 - 21)|
|28||2nd Chance Pts||0|
DALLAS (Dec. 12, 2014) – Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball reached the century mark for the third time this season as the Saints annihilated the Lady Tigers from Paul Quinn College (PQC) 104-36.
The win moves the Saints to 6-2 overall and they remain 2-0 in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC), while PQC drops to 0-5 overall. Although PQC is a RRAC member, the competitions against the team are not counted as conference games.
Head Coach Christopher Minner said: "I thought the bench played well. We picked up energy in the second half. (Whitney) Sandmann and (Nelly) Flores played well. I'm just glad we won and no one got hurt."
HISTORY: The Saints have won all eight previous matchups against Paul Quinn. However, tonight's win marks the largest margin of victory over the Lady Tigers.
BASICS: The Saints saw the debut of two players tonight -- Rogenee Russell (JR/Fresno, Calif.) and Dominique Pilkinton (JR/Porterville, Calif.) – both of whom put up some impressive stats for the team. In addition, in Whitney Sandmann (FR/Bentonville, Ark.)'s third game this season, she was the game's highest scorer.
LEAD CHANGES: The Lady Tigers tied the game at two and again at four, and that marked the closest the team would get to the Saints in the game. With the game at 10-9 in favor of the Saints, OLLU went on a 21-0 run to lead 31-9. At the end of the first half, the Saints led 49-16. The Saints did not let up in the second half as they continued to pile on the points adding 55 more points while limiting the Lady Tigers to 20 to end the game.
THE STORY ON OFFENSE: In the first half, OLLU's Sonji Green (JR/Fresno, Calif.) and Nelly Flores (JR/Pharr, Texas) led the Saints in scoring with eight points each, while PQC's Ja"Zmin Suggs had nine points. Sandmann scored 16 points in the second half to finish with 22 total including 9-of-14 from the field, 2-of-6 from the three and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. Flores added eight more points in the second half to finish with 16 including 4-of-16 from the field, 1-of-4 from 3-point range and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line. Russell scored 12 points for the Saints all from 2-point range. Overall, the Saints shot 39-of-95 from the field, 9-of-38 from 3-point range and 17-of-25 from the charity stripe.
PQC's Suggs scored 14 points, while teammate Katora Criner finished with 13 points. Overall, the team shot 11-of-44 from the field, 3-of-21 from 3-point range and 11-of-21 from the free-throw line.
PQC's Jaslyn Bradley finished with three assists. Overall the team had six assists and three steals.
BATTLE OF THE BOARDS: Flores had her first double-double of the season after putting up 11 rebounds, seven on defense. Overall, the team finished with 26 offensive rebounds and 33 defensive rebounds for a total of 59.
PQC's Suggs recorded nine boards, and her team finished with a total of 40, 35 on defense.
NEGATIVES: The Saints committed 11 turnovers, 10 of which were in the first half. They also committed 21 fouls. The Lady Tigers had 30 turnovers and 16 fouls.
UP NEXT: The Saints will travel to Tyler to play Texas College on Dec. 13. The Saints have won eight of 10 matchups against the Steers. They came in 2010 by the score of 79-68 and in 2011 by the score of 101-93. Texas College is currently 1-6 overall and 1-1 in conference.