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Paul Quinn College
(RV)LSU Shreveport
Women's Basketball - Sat, Feb. 4, 2017
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Paul Quinn (Texas) 7-151917151869
LSU Shreveport 16-71423242889
Feb. 4, 2017
Shreveport, LA
Paul Quinn (Texas)Indv. LeadersLSU Shreveport
#4 Courtney Carter - 16Points #23 Courtney Randle - 20
2 Players (#22,#33) - 7Rebounds #31 Quiana Tucker - 14
#22 Alexis Johnson - 5Assists #10 Bria Freeland - 7
Paul Quinn (Texas)Team StatisticsLSU Shreveport
39.3% (22 - 56) Field Goals % 38.9% (28 - 72)
36.4% (4 - 11) 3 Point Field Goals % 42.1% (8 - 19)
91.3% (21 - 23) Free Throws 80.6% (25 - 31)
35Rebounds 46
14Assists 17
27Turnovers 22
102nd Chance Pts 15

SHREVEPORT, La. – The LSU Shreveport women's basketball team had their hands full with the visiting Paul Quinn Tigers in the first half but they outscored the Tigers 52-33 in the second half for the 89-69 win at The Dock on Saturday night in non-conference action. The Pilots improve to 16-7 on the season while Paul Quinn drops to 7-15.

"The team was ready to play at the start of this game," said LSUS coach Curtis Loyd whose club scored the first five points of the contest. Paul Quin rallied back and ended the quarter on a 7-2 run to take a 19-14 lead. The Pilots had to reorganize their game plan when Kourtney Pennywell (SR/Shreveport, Louisiana) exited the contest due to injury.

"After Pennywell got hurt we did a great job of having her back for the rest of the game and it helped getting scoring and rebounding from other players," said Loyd. Courtney Randle (SR/Lamarque, Texas) led all scorers with 20 points while Bria Freeland (SR/Austin, Texas) added 16. "Randle played with a lot of emotion as well as Freeland because I know they really wanted to bounce back from the loss the other night," added Loyd.

Paul Quinn is much improved from the year's past which showed tonight as LSUS led just 37-36 at the break. "I like Paul Quinn's team because they were going to keep coming at us and we did a great job of getting ourselves refocused and settling back down to the way we play defense," Loyd said after his team won the battle on the boards 46-35.

The Pilots' rebounding was improved in the second half with the addition of Quiana Tucker (SR/Stone Mountain, Georgia) who missed the majority of the first half. She finished with a double-double effort of 15 points and 14 rebounds, all of which came in the second half. "Tucker bounced back in the and still finished with a double-double and her eight offensive rebounds gave us more opportunities at the basket," added Loyd.

With the absence of Pennywell, for most of the game, and Tucker for the first half, the Pilots got some quality minutes from their bench as Chaterra Cage (SR/Port Arthur, Texas) finished with 10 points and Kate Inchun (SR/Houston, Texas) added nine on 3-of-7 shooting from long range. "It's always a plus when you can play your bench and I thought they were very productive tonight," ended Loyd.

Johnesha Major (SR/DeSoto, Texas) (11) was the only other Pilots to net double figures while joining Freeland in the assists category to lead the team. Freeland dished out the game high seven assists while Major contributed six.

It was a rough night and mainly second half for the visiting Tigers as their coach was dismissed after being whistled for a pair of technical fouls and later three players fouled out. There were a total of 51 personal fouls called in the contest.

LSUS did their part in capitalizing on the frequent whistles as they shot 80-percent from the charity stripe making 25 of 31 attempts while the Tigers were even better as they made 21-23 for 91-percent from the line.

UP NEXT
at Jarvis Christian on Friday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

THINK PINK
The Pilots will not only be thinking Pink during the month of February but they will be wearing it as they sport pink shooting shirts and accessories while Coach Loyd will wear pink coaching shoes in their efforts to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Tonight they raised money for the Kay Yow Foundation.

 
 
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Overall RRAC Streak
22-10 (.688) 15-3 (.833) Lost 1
 
 
 
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