|Texas College 6-19, 2-13 RRAC||15||11||16||15||57|
|LSU Shreveport 18-8, 13-2 RRAC||19||15||22||23||79|
|Feb. 16, 2017|
|Texas College||Indv. Leaders||LSU Shreveport|
|#24 Kaylee Gaddis - 17||Points||#34 Kourtney Pennywell - 24|
|#15 Linet Juma - 17||Rebounds||#31 Quiana Tucker - 15|
|#1 Mayee Ford - 5||Assists||3 Players - 3|
|Texas College||Team Statistics||LSU Shreveport|
|34.3% (23 - 67)||Field Goals %||44.3% (31 - 70)|
|34.8% (8 - 23)||3 Point Field Goals %||25% (3 - 12)|
|50% (3 - 6)||Free Throws||70% (14 - 20)|
|14||2nd Chance Pts||24|
SHREVEPORT, La. – Kourtney Pennywell (SR/Shreveport, Louisiana) became only the second Pilot in program history to score 1,500 points in a career as she netted 24 to lead the LSU Shreveport Pilots past the Texas College Steers in Red River Athletic Conference action 79-57 on Thursday night at The Dock. The Pilots improve to 18-8 and 13-2 in the RRAC while the Steers slip to 6-19 and 2-13 in the league.
"I am so lucky and honored to be coaching her," said LSUS coach Curtis Loyd of Pennywell who made 10-of-19 from the field. "When you hear her story you know she is willing to do and sacrifice anything for her team to be better than any award or accolade that she can get. She is a True Champion in all sense of the word."
The Pilots slowly pulled away as they outscored the visitors by a little more in each quarter for the 22-point victory. Their defense was the main attraction again forcing Texas College into 20 turnovers. "I thought our team got out to a good start," said LSUS coach Curtis Loyd. "In practice this week we focused on our man defense. We got some great stops on defense in both halves but we were also able to capitalize on the offensive end of the floor," he said as the Pilots outscored their opposition 26-6 on turnovers.
Pennywell's running mate Quiana Tucker (SR/Stone Mountain, Georgia) turned in a double-double performance of 15 points with as many rebounds, six of which came on the offensive end of the floor helping the Pilots to score 16 second chance points. "Tucker played well," said Loyd. "Scoring and rebounding the way she did and only having one turnover at this level is excellent."
Courtney Randle (SR/Lamarque, Texas) was the only other Pilot with double figures as she netted 18 points and led the team with six steals. "Randle got back to being tenacious on the ball with her defense and everybody off the bench was very solid," Loyd said as his reserves outscored that of the Steer's 15-2.
Texas College won the battle at the three-point line making eight while the Pilots made just three but Coach Loyd knew the game would not come down to the arc, "They do a great job of minimizing teams three point shots and for us to go 3-for-12 is good because I know that we did not settle for a three-point shot. We did a great job of sharing the basketball tonight with 12 assists," he said as Tucker, Bria Freeland (SR/Austin, Texas) and Johnesha Major (SR/DeSoto, Texas) all had three.
vs St. Thomas on Saturday at 2 p.m. at The Dock for SENIOR DAY
|19-8 (.704)||14-2 (.875)||Won 2|