Lady Pilots dominate Texas College to end regular season
February 27, 2012
SHREVEPORT, La. - The LSU Shreveport Lady Pilots locked up the no. 2 seed in this year's Red River Athletic Conference Tournament with an 82-52 trouncing of the Texas College Lady Steers on Senior Night at The Dock on Monday night.
The LSUS (23-7, 21-3 RRAC) defense bullied the Texas College offense in the first half holding them to just 18% from the field as the Lady Pilots built an 18-point first half lead but was trimmed to a 15-point advantage at the break. LSUS forced a total of 20 turnovers in the contest, 13 of which came in the first half. Amanda Fontenot led the team with three steals.
The Lady Pilots dominated the paint with a 20-2 advantage at the half and ended with a 42-16 edge. Jennifer Hicks had a large part in the lopsided paint points leading all scorers with 22 points while Sharde Henry, the reigning RRAC Player of the Week, tossed in 18 points. Christy Willis and Jenna Diakos also reached double figures on the night for the Lady Pilots as Willis poured in 15 points while Diakos added 14.
Hicks was also in the paint on the other end of the floor as the single season record holder for most blocks rejected four TC shots in tonight's game as she will go down as the second best shot blocker in only one season of play.
The home team outscored the visitors 47-32 in the second half thanks to knocking down 67% from the field to finish at 50% for the game in route to the victory. Amelia Broussard helped out nailing a long three-pointer late in the second half as she finished with three points in her final game at The Dock joining her teammates Fontenot and Hicks as the three Lady Pilot seniors.
LSUS collected 24 total assists in the game with Fontenot having eight while Meoshi Bradley had five assists and three more Lady Pilots had three.
The RRAC Tournament will begin this Friday afternoon for the Lady Pilots at 2:00 as they take on the 7th seeded Lady Steers of Texas College. The tournament will once again be hosted by Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas.