|Jarvis Christian (Texas)||16||13||8||16||53|
|Feb. 10, 2017|
|LSU Shreveport||Indv. Leaders||Jarvis Christian (Texas)|
|#10 Bria Freeland - 14||Points||#12 Equayla Smith - 13|
|#31 Quiana Tucker - 8||Rebounds||#22 Jasper Lewis - 12|
|#10 Bria Freeland - 5||Assists||#10 Lamia Frazier-White - 5|
|LSU Shreveport||Team Statistics||Jarvis Christian (Texas)|
|38.2% (21 - 55)||Field Goals %||35.7% (20 - 56)|
|26.7% (4 - 15)||3 Point Field Goals %||20% (2 - 10)|
|57.7% (15 - 26)||Free Throws||78.6% (11 - 14)|
|0||2nd Chance Pts||0|
HAWKINS, Tex. – The LSU Shreveport Pilots women's basketball team took care of business in the absence of Kourtney Pennywell (SR/Shreveport, Louisiana) as they defeated the Jarvis Christian Bulldogs 61-53 in Red River Athletic Conference action. The Pilots are now 17-7 overall and 12-1 in the RRAC while the Bulldogs drop to 4-13 and 3-10 in the league.
"Our team did a good job of rallying and having Pennywell's back," said LSUS coach Curtis Loyd. "We have told our team that we have to have the "Next Man Up" approach and I feel like we did tonight. Chaterra Cage (SR/Port Arthur, Texas) did a great job of playing in Pennywell's place," said Loyd as Cage netted 13 points and pulled down three rebounds in 31 minutes of action.
"Kate Inchun (SR/Houston, Texas) did a great job in coming off the bench and providing us some minutes," said Loyd as Inchun may not have much to show for it stat wise, but she played a solid 16 plus minutes providing the starters with some much needed breaks.
The Pilots shot the ball well in the first half at a 44-percent clip and led at the break 34-29. "We shot it really well in the first half but they did a great job with their defense in the second half," said Loyd as Jarvis held the Pilots to a slim 28-percent shooting in the final two quarters.
"We shared the ball well offensively," said Loyd of his squad who had a team total of 12 assists led by Bria Freeland (SR/Austin, Texas) who dished out five. Freeland was also the leading scorer on the Pilots team with 14 points along with Cage and Courtney Randle (SR/Lamarque, Texas) who both had 13 points. Johnesha Major (SR/DeSoto, Texas) was the only other Pilot to net double digits with 11.
Part of the game plan by the Jarvis' defense was not letting the Pilots get away easy shots and sometimes it resulted in the whistle being blown, in fact two Bulldog players fouled out of the contest including Jasper Lewis who provided a double-double effort of 10 points and 12 boards in only 17 minutes of action. "We did a great job with getting to the foul line, our guards and everybody else kept attacking and figured out how to get to the basket," added Loyd.
"My team stayed together and stayed focused," said Loyd whose team had their sights set on the bigger picture, getting the "W" on the road in conference play.
The LSUS defense was another key factor in the game as they have been all season long as they forced Jarvis into 22 turnovers, "We knew we had to get stops and stop shooters on their team from getting the basketball."
The Pilots now must fast forward and look ahead to tomorrow night to the big showdown with Wiley College in Marshall. "With the schedule we knew we had another battle tomorrow but we knew that Jarvis was in front of us first and I thought we focused and played like we needed to," ended Loyd.
at Wiley College tomorrow (Feb. 11) at 5:30 p.m. in Marshall, Texas
|19-8 (.704)||14-2 (.875)||Won 2|