November 22, 2004
Shreveport, La—The LSUS Lady Pilots played host to the East Texas Baptist University Lady Tigers Monday night at the Dock. Coming off a tough defeat to Southeastern Louisiana University Friday night, the Lady Pilots came out with some fire and poured in 37 points in the first half; 14 of which were off turnovers created by intense full court pressure applied by the Lady Pilot defense. The Lady Pilots went on to win by a final score of 62-44.
Trish Phillips came off the bench for the Lady Pilots and was the leading scorer at halftime with 13 points on 5-9 shooting. Renalda Stafford was 3-4 from the field for 7 points. Marzetta Sheppard led the Lady Tigers scoring with 8 points.
The second half proved to be much of the same as the Lady Pilots went on to win by a final score of 62-44. Trish Phillips led all scorers with 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting. Renalda Stafford pitched in with 12 points and a game high 5 steals. Amanda Castle continued her strong play for the Lady pilots and collected 8 rebounds and 9 points. LSUS finished the game shooting 40% from the field despite shooting just 4-21 from the three-point line. The Lady pilots connected on 6-9 from the free throw line.
Marzetta Sheppard was the leading scorer for ETBU with 12 points. Tiffany Jefferson finished with a game high 10 rebounds and 9 points. The Lady Tigers finished shooting 30% from the field and were 2 of 18 from beyond the three-point line. The Lady Tigers were 10-22 from the free throw line.
According to Lady Pilot assistant coach Toni Martinez, “The key to tonight’s game was our defensive intensity. We created 24 turnovers which led to 25 points. We got a lot of minutes from our bench, who also pitched in with 37 points.” Coach Martinez also stated she was very pleased with Trish Phillips performance. “Trish can shoot the ball very well and on any given night can take over a game. Tonight she played relaxed and shot the way we know she can.”
The Lady Pilots, now 2-2 on the year must now prepare for their trip to Alexandria, La tomorrow night when they will square off against the Louisiana College Lady Wildcats.
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