|Wiley (Texas) 11-12/9-7||28||21||12||25||86|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex 24-5/16-1||30||25||41||26||122|
|Feb. 22, 2020|
|San Antonio, TX|
|Wiley (Texas)||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|#1 Brianna Tolliver - 20||Points||#24 Kasey Saldana - 28|
|2 Players (#1,#33) - 7||Rebounds||#12 Zerina Shatri - 7|
|#1 Brianna Tolliver - 4||Assists||#5 Dezeree White - 7|
|Wiley (Texas)||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|50.7% (34 - 67)||Field Goals %||54.4% (43 - 79)|
|31.3% (5 - 16)||3 Point Field Goals %||37.9% (11 - 29)|
|50% (13 - 26)||Free Throws||89.3% (25 - 28)|
|15||2nd Chance Pts||5|
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 22, 2020) -- The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball team defeated Wiley College (WC), 122-86, to win the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) regular season championship before a OLLU Homecoming crowd today at Mabee Gymnasium. The Saints improve to 24-5 overall and 16-1 in conference. The Wildcats fall to 11-12 overall and 9-7 in conference.
OLLU women's coach Stacy Stephens said cutting down the nets was special. "It was fun," she said. "As a head coach I never got to do that. I got to do that as a player. I got to do it as an assistant coach. It was the first time as a head coach and it was a very special moment."
The Saints hold a 19-5 edge over the Wildcats in the series.
The Saints and Wildcats played a tight first half with OLLU taking a six-point lead into intermission, 55-49. The Saints broke open the game in the third period, outscoring the Wildcats, 41-12. Kasey Saldana (SR/San Antonio, Texas) led the Saints with 13 in the third, Jamia Miller (SR/Odessa, Texas) added seven. OLLU's pressure defense forced 36 Wildcat turnovers.
Saldana led the Saints with 28 points. Dezeree White (SO/Houston, Texas) added 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Lena Wilson (SR/Converse, Texas) contributed 13 points and three assists.
For the Wildcats, Brianna Tolliver scored 20 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had four assists. Kyani Moore came off the bench to contribute 18 points and seven rebounds. Colby Hughes added 12 points.
Inside the box
OLLU shot 54 percent from the field, making 43-of-79 field goal attempts. The Saints sank 11-of-29 three-point attempts for 37.9 percent and 25-of- 28 free throw attempts for 83.9 percent. Wiley shot 50.7 percent from the field, converting 34-of-67 attempts. The Wildcats made 5-of-16 three-point attempts for 31.3 percent and 13-of-26 free-throw attempts for 50 percent.
The Wildcats outrebounded the Saints, 42-36. The Saints committed 15 turnovers and forced 36.
The Saints face Huston-Tillotson University at home on Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. The day will honor seniors Kasey Saldana, Lena Wilson, Jamia Miller and Irma Jean Ealy (SR/San Diego, Calif.)